Green Exercise: Hiking and Health

Green Exercise: Hiking for Happiness & Health                 Green exercise, activity that takes place outdoors in natural environments, is growing in popularity. It is well known that physical activity has a plethora of health benefits for those who participate in exercise, although, more research is being conducted on the benefits and synergistic effects of engaging in movement outdoors! One of the most popular fo...
Posted on 2020-07-14

Yoga: A Holistic Option

Yoga: A Holistic, Healthy Option Yoga has long been known for its benefits to our mind and body.  There is extensive research touting the benefits of yoga.  As a physical therapist there are a few aspects of yoga that are of particular interest to a large portion of our patient populations.  We are particularly interested in yoga’s ability to improve balance, flexibility, core stability, and mind/body connection.  Balance        &nb...
Posted on 2020-06-23

Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain I once attended a course where a cognitive behavioral therapist was explaining how people with anxiety perceive the world.  There were three simple characteristics applicable to anxiety in everyone who has ever experienced it.  These characteristics include: 1) “Something bad is going to happen”, 2) “Something catastrophic is going to happen”, and 3) “I don’t have the tools or means to handle whatever happens.”  ...
Posted on 2020-06-10

Neuroplasticity and Brain Health

Neuroplasticity: Building Better Brain Health Through Exercise What is neuroplasticity?                 Very simply, neuroplasticity is the ability for the brain to change continuously throughout an individual’s life.  This process typically happens in response to learning or as a compensation for injury or disease.  The process of neuroplasticity can happen structurally or functionally within the brain....
Posted on 2020-05-26

Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgery vs PT

Rotator Cuff Tears: To Operate or Not? Far and away the most common shoulder injury we see in our clinic is pathology related to the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder.  The rotator cuff is made up of 4 tendons whose primary function is to provide stability to the shoulder throughout functional movement patterns.  When problems occur with the rotator cuff, common complaints include pain when reaching outward or upward, difficulty bringing the hand behind the back, difficulty with l...
Posted on 2020-05-09
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