How much thought have you put into the exercises you’re going to use for your next workout? Did you choose them yourself, or did you find them on the internet or in a magazine? What’s your workout designed for? Do those goals match yours? Are the exercises even safe for you? Using the wrong programRead More
Beginner Core & Lumbar Stabilization Program for Low Back Pain
Did you know that over 80% of people will experience low back pain at one point in their lifetime? Back pain is the number one reason for missed workdays, accounting for over 264 million workdays lost each year worldwide. It is also important to note that most of low back pain cases are mechanical inRead More
Home Based Treatment for Right Sided IT Band Syndrome
In the midst of Corona Virus, with gyms being closed, you may find yourself doing more walking/jogging outdoors. Often this increase in lower body activity can flare up your IT band, causing what we refer to as IT band syndrome. What is the IT Band and what is involved with the Syndrome? This is aRead More
Let’s talk about it–Urinary Incontinence and What You Can Do About It!
By Carol Jacobs, PT, DPT Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine in any amount–from just a couple drops to the full bladder. Although it can affect both women and men, women are twice as likely to experience urinary incontinence due to a number of factors, including pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the anatomyRead More
Telehealth May be an Option During COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have stopped much of the world. Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are cancelled and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stoppe is pain and injury. Maybe you were seeing your PT when stay at home orders were issued.Read More
Physical Therapy to Improve your Golf Game
We’ve all heard that a proper warm up is important before exercise, and that skipping it can lead to injury. As physical therapists, one of the more common places we see people skipping warm ups or doing them improperly is at the golf course. For many golfers, the warm up is carrying the golf bagRead More
Dry Needling: What is it and how can it help me?
What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a procedure performed by skilled physical therapists extensively trained in the safe delivery of dry needling technique. During a dry needling procedure, a single-use, thin, filiform needle penetrates the skin in order to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissue. Dry needling treats trigger points–Read More
Telerehab Could Ensure That You’re Completing Your Home Exercises Correctly
Today’s physical therapy was successful by all measures: Your PT spent time listening to your symptoms, collected a thorough medical history, diagnosed your issue (tennis elbow), and sent you on your way with a bunch of exercises to do at home. During the appointment, you watched intently as the physical therapist demonstrated each home exerciseRead More
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Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probablyRead More
Is Your Smart Phone Aging Your Spine?
Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or ridingRead More