December 14, 2018

When it comes to exercising most of us want to get it done and move on with our day. The same goes for physical therapy. The number one excuse why patients haven’t done their exercises is that they didn’t have time. So, if we’re all concerned about not having enough ti...

November 16, 2018

The seasonal shift in climate, whether welcomed or not, brings distinct shifts in our behavior including wardrobe changes, decorating, playing holiday tunes and increased time in the kitchen baking. Here are some tips for remaining healthy for the winter and the holida...

November 2, 2018

If you have fitness goals and are unsure of how to accomplish them, you are not alone. Starting any type of fitness regimen requires planning and dedication. The first step is to write out your goals and create a plan to stick to them. Research has taught us that goals...

October 20, 2018

Do you suffer from the Holiday Blues?  Holidays can bring up a myriad of emotions. Feelings of depression are more common in November and December than any other time of the year. Feelings of loneliness or a lack of fulfillment can also be more present during the holid...

October 5, 2018

Have you ever been cared for or needed to care for another person? Caregiving is a demanding role that is a unique and an individual experience for both giver and receiver. Caretaking can be multi-dimensional in the roles and demands involved. Often an episode of careg...

September 21, 2018

Do you know what irks me about physical therapy? Don’t get me wrong, the profession and the goal of helping people is truly rewarding, but there are aspects of physical therapy that drive me crazy. 

Here are my top 10 “Pet Peeves”:

  1. People who don’t try their best. Th...

September 7, 2018

What details of my medical history should I tell my physical therapist? If you have ever asked yourself this question, then this article was written for you. Physical therapists rely on the details of your communicated symptoms, medical history, and response to past tr...

August 30, 2018

If you feel intimidated by the thought of going to the doctor’s office, then you are not alone. Many list a visit to their physician as an activity they would least want to do. However, in pursuit of wellness, a trip to the doctor is often a must. Therefore, to make th...

August 15, 2018

In physical therapy we assign exercises to rehabilitate our patients. However, there are instances when exercising is not appropriate. Here are some of the top reasons:

Heightened or sharp pain during or after an exercise:

  • Sharp pain experienced within 24 hours after...

July 18, 2018

You may have heard someone encourage you with the simple advice to just “think positively” or “visualize your success”. However well intended, these words of advice can seem contrived and be taken the wrong way. Like many things, simple advice like staying positive and...

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