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Pre and Post Surgical Rehab: What Is It, and Is It Really Important?

April 20th, 2020

Scheduling Surgery? Don’t Forget the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Rehab Surgery might not be as much of a certainty in life as death or taxes, but many of us will undergo some kind of surgical procedure. If you will be scheduling major surgery in the near future, give serious thought to scheduling two other important tasks:

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4 Things To Do if You Wake Up Feeling Achy

April 10th, 2020

Why are you feeling so achy and stiff in the morning? Could it be an old, ill-suited mattress? An unsupportive pillow? A poor sleeping position? Do you have an underlying health condition like osteoarthritis? What about dehydration? Maybe it’s a combination of these issues, or maybe it’s something else entirely. Whatever the reason, a.m. stiffness

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What do you think is causing your back pain? Could it be a herniated disc? Find out.

March 20th, 2020

Has anyone ever told you they have a “slipped disc”? This term is actually a misnomer, since discs don’t really “slip” but either degenerate, bulge, or herniate. Fortunately, a physical therapist can treat all these issues! The latter condition, called a disc herniation, occurs when the outer layer of the disc tears. This allows the

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How proper nutrition can help with aches and pains.

March 10th, 2020

Many people know that good nutrition is the pathway to good health. But, many don’t realize that good nutrition can also help with those aches and pains. Combine good nutrition with physical therapy, and it’s a powerful duo. Nutrition and Physical Therapy “A systematic review and meta-analysis in the 2017 European Journal of Nutrition found

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If you don’t think nutrition has an effect on your aches and pains, think again.

February 20th, 2020

If you have chronic pain, have you ever considered that what you put on your fork could be making your aches and pains better—or worse? Scientific evidence shows that the things we eat can influence our experience of pain—whether by alleviating an underlying health condition or exacerbating it. Our physical therapist team is happy to

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Addressing Chronic Back Pain: Tips to Help You Feel Better Faster

February 10th, 2020

Do you periodically find yourself disabled by bouts of back pain? Do you experience ongoing back pain that never gives you a moment’s relief? Whatever form it may take, chronic back pain can put all kinds of limits on your life — until you finally start taking the necessary steps to address it head-on. But

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NO MORE OPIOIDS! Seek help from a physical therapist.

January 20th, 2020

Are you taking opioids to relieve pain? The National Institutes of Health states that the number of adults in the United States suffering from pain related health conditions has dramatically increased in recent years. Pain can substantially affect your ability to engage in even basic daily activities. You may feel that taking opioids to relieve

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How to stay active when you have a desk job

January 10th, 2020

How much time do you spend in a chair or on a couch? Did you realize that sitting for 6-8 hours per day—or watching 3-4 hours of television—has been shown to increase the risk of chronic illness and early death? It’s stunning research, especially considering that the average American sits as much as 12 hours

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Stress no more over stress-related headaches! Physical Therapy can help relieve the pain.

December 20th, 2019

Can you feel it? Starting with tension in your neck or shoulders and creeping upward through the base of your skull? You may have even tried stretching and optimizing your work station, but if you are suffering from stress-related headaches, you know that the only relief comes from either reducing stress or taking medication. Why

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Do you stretch before and after your workout? If not, you should start.

December 10th, 2019

Do you make time to go to the gym a few times per week? If so, you should commend yourself for your efforts. But at our physical therapy clinic, we notice an interesting trend with a lot of our active patients: they go to the gym regularly, but they largely neglect stretching and mobility work.

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