Gardening Tips to Prevent Injury

Gardening is my springtime passion!  The weather is just starting to warm up and usually the pansies are bursting out of their hanging baskets.  The challenge is to avoid becoming injured due to the "gardener weekend warrior" mentality. First of all, be practical when planning your planting, weeding, and mulching schedule.  Make time for periodic breaks throughout your day and plan the work over a few days or weeks if needed.  Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate gloves. Next,...
Posted on 2020-04-22

Cycling & Therapy

Have pain or discomfort when cycling? We can HELP! Cycling is a wonderful activity (obsession for some) on many different levels. We all know cardiovascular exercise is important to one’s long term health, and that stress levels and cortisol levels are lower following bouts of cycling. Bike riding is also an outstanding way of preserving bone mineral density without being overly harsh on our body’s joints, as well as being an excellent method for maintaining strong legs. Fun fact: ...
Posted on 2020-04-18

Concussion Management Update 2020

Physical Therapy Assessment and Treatment of Concussions based on Clinical Practice Guidelines Concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries occur in a wide variety of patients across the lifespan.  We see these injuries in sport participation but also as a result of falls with head impact, motor vehicle accidents, or work related injuries.   The result of the concussion can include a wide range of debilitating symptoms including dizziness, headaches, neck pain, balance deficit...
Posted on 2020-04-15

Physical Activity in Quarantine

Physical Activity in Quarantine                 While stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis, we are all struggling to develop new routines to guide our daily activities.  New norms include telework, home-schooling, and more time spent between the 4 walls of our homes than ever.  With quarantine, likely comes an increased frequency and duration of sedentary time whether that involves working on your computer ...
Posted on 2020-04-06

Physical Activity Guidelines

Familiarize yourself with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition… Have you seen the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recently released physical activity guidelines? The guidelines provide evidence-based guidance to help Americans maintain or improve their health through exercise.  Updated research shows additional benefits of improved brain health, reduced cancer risk, and reduced falls risk.  Exercise helps to improve function, sleep habit...
Posted on 2018-11-16
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