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  1. Good Night’s Sleep Linked to Optimal Physical & Mental Health

    At a time when studies indicate people are getting increasingly less sleep, one thing remains clear: we need to take sleep much more seriously as it is critical to both health and healing. Those who don’t get enough sleep are prone to lots of health-related issues that can interfere with quality of life and even…

  2. Common PT Injuries Explained: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Intro After a long day at work, you get in your car to drive home and can’t figure out why that numbness and tingling in your fingers just keeps getting worse. You move your wrist all the way home and eventually, the sensation you’re reluctantly growing accustomed too finally goes away. As soon as you…

  3. Common PT Injuries Explained: Frozen Shoulder

    Intro Most people have heard that opposable thumbs are what set humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. You could also argue that our shoulders are the most uniquely human joint. We’ve developed a ball and socket joint where the ball is significantly larger than the socket. Get rid of the supporting soft…

  4. Common PT Injuries Explained: Tennis Elbow

    During your everyday life, do you regularly use your hands and bend your elbows? That’s not a trick question. Repetitively doing these two things is all it takes for some people to develop the disorder commonly coined as “Tennis Elbow”. The scientific term, for our interested readers, is Lateral Epicondylitis/Epicondylosis. What is it? “Tennis Elbow” is…

  5. Are You Experiencing Soreness or Pain?

      Think about the last time you physically pushed your body’s limits. Now think about how your body felt the next day. What about the day after that? If you’re like most people, that “I can barely walk” or “I can’t even sit down today” feeling can be described by many words, but comfortable isn’t…

  6. 5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

    While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, say physical therapists. And yet, when it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths continue to…

  7. 5 Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

    If you have a more introverted personality, joining a gym, exercise class or workout group may not be your cup of tea. But, that doesn’t have to hold you back from achieving fitness or weight-loss goals. Finding a workout routine that fits your personality is one of the key ways to achieve optimal results. And,…

  8. Our 7 Favorite Tips For An Amazing Holiday Season

    The smell of delicious cookies in the oven or your favorite holiday soup on the stove. The feeling of tying the perfect bow when wrapping presents. The sound of everyone laughing around a friend or family game (except for that one person’s laugh). The smile on the kids faces when they get the perfect gift. The joy that…

  9. Pain: What Is It and What Should You Know About It? Part 1

    Thought Questions When you think of pain, what do you think of? Do you think pain happens in your body or your mind?   What We Used to Think We used to think that pain was a direct sensation that indicated tissue damage. The only way to feel pain was to be injured in some…

  10. Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

    To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, physical therapists have an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Essential to staying strong and vital during older adulthood is participation in regular strengthening exercises, which help prevent osteoporosis…