Artists: Don’t Let Pain or Injury Dampen Your Creative Spirit

Artists: Don’t Let Pain or Injury Dampen Your Creative Spirit

We often don’t consider the long-term impact that practicing the fine arts can have on the body.  Yet, according to physical therapists, dancers, musicians, visual artists and even performing artists are not immune to experiencing pain and injury related to...

Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month

Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time when health professionals like physical therapists strive to raise awareness about maintaining and improving cardiovascular health.  The month also serves as a sobering reminder that, as a society, we...

Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

A new year offers the potential for new opportunities and experiences.  For those who struggle with general and consistent anxiety, however, the prospect of the new year and the expectations that come with it can be tricky to maneuver.  It’s with this...

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness.  This can be especially true for older adults who live alone.  Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive...

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

As cold and flu season approaches, so does the season of illness prevention.  From getting flu shots to adding a little extra Vitamin C to our diets, prevention often becomes a focus for those concerned with getting sick, missing...

Top 6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

Top 6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

October is National Physical Therapy month, a time when physical therapists not only celebrate their profession, but also educate others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health and vitality of their patients … and of...

PATIENT SATISFACTION

PATIENT SATISFACTION

Most parents would agree at least verbally, if not in action, that giving in to their child’s every wish and desire may turn out to be counterproductive.  They would say they try to do what is best, and needed, and not necessarily what the child wants.  The...

VALUE CARE.  INFREQUENT VISITS, GOOD OUTCOMES, LOW COST

VALUE CARE. INFREQUENT VISITS, GOOD OUTCOMES, LOW COST

Physicians often order therapy 2-3x/week for 4 or more weeks.  They do this because they have been taught to order it that way and have been ordering PT like this for all my 40 years in practice.  This amount of therapy is often not necessary, but the...

Musculoskeletal Myths

Musculoskeletal Myths

Myths abound in musculoskeletal medicine. Most are offered up by primary care providers that have very little, if any training in this area, and this has been proven. They then refer their patients to physical therapists (usually employed in the same system) who...

5 Exercises for Improving Balance & Preventing Falls

5 Exercises for Improving Balance & Preventing Falls

When we’re young, falls are treated as teaching opportunities. “Get back on your feet, brush yourself off and keep moving toward your goals,” we were told.  But as we age, falls take on a much greater...

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