Category Archives: Physical Therapy

  1. 6 Common Back Pain Myths, Debunked

    Despite being one of the top causes of disability in the U.S., affecting around eight in 10 people in their lifetimes, back pain is an ailment often misunderstood by those affected. Such misconceptions can cause those suffering from back pain to seek solutions, potential treatment paths, and even lifestyle alterations that aren’t necessarily in their…

  2. Tips for Reducing, Managing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

    Studies show about three-quarters of all Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. Of them, more than 2 million people who seek treatment each year will learn they suffer from an overuse condition called plantar fasciitis. Fortunately, most cases of plantar fasciitis are both manageable and treatable. Plantar fasciitis will typically…

  3. 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…

  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…