Category Archives: Fitness

  1. 7 Fitness Tips for Summer Vacation Travel

    It’s vacation season, and for many that means visiting faraway friends, exploring new places and possibly even crossing some things of the ol’ bucket list. Unfortunately, traveling often also means lots of sitting, interrupted sleep patterns due to time zone changes, unhealthy eating, and workout routines that are sporadic, if not nonexistent. But, travel doesn’t…

  2. 4 Professional Tips on Beating The Heat This Summer

    It’s only the middle of April and it’s already in the 80s in Boise! It’s finally the time of year to get outside and take advantage of all that the beautiful Treasure Valley has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned Idaho outdoor vet, or this is your first summer in the area, the summertime here…

  3. Tips for Keeping the Weekend Warrior Healthy, Injury Free

    A “weekend warrior” is someone who, due to the hectic nature of a typical workweek, opts to cram most of her or his exercise into weekend workouts, activities, games and/or competitions. And while most physical therapists would never fault anyone for getting exercise, most would also agree that weekend warriors should be particularly cautious as…

  4. Pain Is Only In Your Head And That’s a Good Thing

    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 The medical community used to think that pain was a direct sensation indicating tissue damage. The only way to feel pain was to be injured in some way….

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  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…