Blog

Movement Challenge 1: Sit-Rising Test and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

The Sit-Rising Test, by Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araujo. (He actually studied this in a group of over 2000 people ages 51-80.) The test is simple… start from a standing position, lower yourself to the ground and then stand back up without support. It tests an individual’s balance, strength and overall mobility. Here is how

Read Full Post

Joints Pain

Always suffering from aches and pains in your joints? 3 Reasons to consider Physical Therapy

May 4th, 2020

Do you have chronic pain? If so, you’re in the company of at least 20% of the United States population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At our physical therapy clinic, we work with people every day who are dealing with the physical and mental effects of chronic pain caused by

Read Full Post

Preventative Rehabilitation

Preventative Rehabilitation: The Many Benefits of Pre-hab

April 20th, 2020

Do you have a surgery planned in the near future? Is your job or sport physically demanding, putting you at risk of sustaining an injury? Are your muscles and joints simply not what they used to be, becoming frail and weak? If so, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may greatly benefit you. Pre-hab helps in conditioning

Read Full Post

Abdominal training

Core training vs. abdominal training- What’s the difference?

April 13th, 2020

“Core training” and “ab training” are often used interchangeably to describe exercises that target the midsection of the body. However, it is a misconception to think that core training is the same thing as abdominal training. In this post, I’ll explain the differences between the two. Let’s start with an anatomy lesson. The abdomen, better

Read Full Post

Stretching

3 Reasons Not to Skip Stretching After Exercising

April 6th, 2020

Don’t Just Get That Regular Exercise — Do Your Post-Workout Stretches, Too! There’s no doubt about it: American aren’t getting enough physical activity. Healthy adults should be making a point of getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week. If you already know that you need to be more active, you may

Read Full Post

Staying Healthy and Boosting Immune System

5 Secrets to Staying Healthy and Boosting Your Immune System While Stuck at Home

March 19th, 2020

While there is no foolproof defense to prevent this icky virus (I can’t even type the name of it anymore!), there are benefits to having a healthy immune system. Here are some of our top tips for staying healthy and boosting your immune system while you’re stuck at home: 1. Maintain a healthy diet: Get

Read Full Post

Strain or a Sprain

Is Your Discomfort Caused by a Strain or a Sprain?

February 20th, 2020

It’s a scenario that’s all too common to many of us: walking down the street, not paying attention, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel immediate pain but can’t tell if you should seek medical attention or not. Some injuries can go away on their own with a little RICE (rest,

Read Full Post

Shoulder Pain

Looking for a Natural and Easy Solution to Shoulder Pain? Try Physical Therapy

February 10th, 2020

AnYour shoulders are your most flexible and movable joints. They have a complex make-up, consisting of several tendons, muscles, and bones. The majority of your daily tasks involve the use of your shoulders, as they provide you with an extraordinary amount of mobility. While the complexity of your shoulders allows you to complete countless tasks,

Read Full Post