Will Running Damage Your Knees? Studies Say No.

Will Running Damage Your Knees? Studies Say No.

Is running bad for your knees?  Physical therapists say this is a common question among both avid runners and those who may start running for exercise or to participate in that first 5K.  It’s a question...

Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Warmer weather means lighter clothing all around, and footwear is no exception.  But before you grab the flip-flops for summer outings and activities, physical therapists join other medical professionals in offering a word of caution: long-term...

Create a Safe, Productive At-Home Workspace

Create a Safe, Productive At-Home Workspace

As millions transition into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many.  While in-office workstations are often designed around ergonomic...

Surgery Delayed by COVID-19? Physical Therapy Can Help.

Surgery Delayed by COVID-19? Physical Therapy Can Help.

In an attempt to salvage supplies and resources during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many U.S. hospitals and medical institutions have opted to postpone elective surgeries.  This includes non-emergency surgeries scheduled...

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...

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