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...

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...

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...

June 13, 2018

We all can get into a rut sometimes. What used to be fun now seems like a chore. Perhaps your exercise routines you’ve been assigned in physical therapy are boring to do every day. Maybe the Friday workout routine you used to love and look forward to now seem impossibl...

May 31, 2018

I am often questioned about which seat cushion, pillow or shoe insert is best.  There are so many wonderful as well as gimmicky products out there. Often it is difficult to promote one specific product as there are many other variables to consider.  Products are typica...

May 15, 2018

Having proper body mechanics at home when you sit on a couch, dining room chair, or desk seat is important especially if you have any sort of back or neck pain.  Sleeping with the right pillow for optimal neck support is equally important as many hours are spent sleepi...

May 3, 2018

After completing my run on the Bluff Trail in Montano De Oro, I reflected on nature’s splendor and how much that she has to teach us about exercising and becoming healthy.  Here are some of my observations:

1.       Nature has its ups & downs:  Trails have varied degree...

April 6, 2018

“DIY or Do-It-Yourself” is the common term used for those who wish to try their own hand at fixing something, usually a house project. There are YouTube videos, blogs, and endless Pinterest articles on just about anything to help guide you through the process. When it...

March 8, 2018

We spend most of our lives standing, walking, sitting, and lying supine on our backs. Occasionally we are prone on our stomachs.  When receiving treatment, especially for low back issues, request that the practitioner evaluate how your pelvis and sacrum are aligned in...

February 22, 2018

The letters “P.T.” can stand for many things. “P.T.” is the medical abbreviation for physical therapy, but they can also stand for “Pain and Torture” to which physical therapy has some times been compared. I hope that wasn’t your experience, because it need not be in o...

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