5 Misconceptions About Physical Therapy
Physical therapy originated in the late 1800s/early 1900s and has grown over the decades. There are various misconceptions about present-day physical therapy and what it is versus what it isn’t. Let’s take a look at five common misconceptions about physical therapy and reveal the truth about this valuable medical profession.
Can Cold Weather Influence Pain?
As a physical therapist, I frequently work with people who suffer from chronic pain. When the weather changes – including colder temperatures or air pressure changes – I frequently have patients asking why the weather seems to influence their pain symptoms.
4 Tips to Stay Healthy While Holiday Shopping
The Holiday season is in full swing, which means both stores and online retailers will be busy with shoppers through the New Year.
Great deals on gifts are out there! Whether you’re going to stores or opting for online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could also be putting your body at risk for injury. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to prevent these injuries for occurring. Read below for four tips to stay injury-free this holiday shopping season.
3 Ways to Combat Low Back Pain in Runners
Low back pain is the largest cause of disability, affecting nearly 80 percent of people in the United States at some point in their lifetime.1
Lifting Tips for New Grandparents
As a new grandparent, you have patiently waited years for this opportunity. You’ve raised your own children and vividly remember all of the milestones. Now you finally have the chance to hold that precious new grandbaby.
Back Pain? Your MRI May be Showing Wrinkles on the Inside
As a physical therapist, I see a lot of patients with neck and back pain. In my experience treating these patients, the majority have MRI findings that they want to discuss prior to treatment. However, it is important to take a closer look at what our MRIs may or may not be saying.
Fitness Level and Injuries – Lower Back
With a new year comes a new you! Many people are working towards their fitness goals at this point in the year, whether it be training for their first 5k or just trying to have a better feeling of self. Unfortunately this is not only when the mind can become a little weak but so can the body. (more…)
Take Care of Your Injury Sooner Rather Than Later
We’ve all been there at one point or another. Dealing with daily pain can be a constant ritual of our day just like eating breakfast or combing your hair. (more…)