Category Archives: Physical Therapy

  1. 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…

  2. Modern Rehab’s Thanksgiving 7

    With Thanksgiving at our doorstep, we wanted to apply our understanding of the body and came up with some practical tools for navigating the holiday. Here are the 7 tips we came up with! Stay Hydrated Drinking plenty of water will help keep your body hydrated as many of our Thanksgiving favorites tend to be…

  3. Prioritized Consistency and the HEP

    Ah, The Home Exercise Progam (HEP); some patients love it, some patients hate it, but very few can improve without it. This seemingly small part of physical therapy care is actually one of, if not the most important. Let’s go back to biology class for a moment… What are the two things that our body…

  4. STEP 4 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    Vocabulary Cryotherapy – Use of a low-temperature physical agent to enhance healing (i.e. cold pack, ice cup) Electrotherapy – Use of an electrical physical agent to enhance healing (i.e. e-stim machine, TENS)  The Gate Control Theory of Pain – A widely accepted theory that your body can only send so many signals to the brain…

  5. STEP 3 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    When it comes to all the muscles and bones that our bodies use to move, symmetry is incredibly important for good health. A lack of symmetry is one of the biggest reasons that our joints and connective tissues wear out, resulting in pain that has no permanent relief. Pain leads to compensations in how we move….

  6. STEP 2 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    After an effective warm-up, the next step to PERMANENT healing is therapeutic exercise. We teach our patients how to correct compensatory biomechanics with specific exercises emphasizing incredibly strict form. Through this, our patients re-teach their bodies how to eliminate excess physical stress in any part of the body. We’ve witnessed compromised mechanics in the ankle…

  7. STEP 1 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    STEP 1 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing:   Performing an aerobic warm up to increase intramuscular temperature. At the beginning of a Modern Rehab PT session, we like to have our patients start with 10 minutes of either walking on the treadmill, riding on the stationary bike, or pedaling on the UBE (arm bike)….

  8. Did You Know? National Physical Therapy Month Edition

    October is National Physical Therapy Month, and physical therapists everywhere are jumping at the opportunity to remind people about the important role improved and restored movement has on improving society. “Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and…

  9. Pools Offer Fitness and Relief for Older Adults

    While drinking plenty of water is critical to life, health and healing, simply submerging your body in water (i.e., a pool) opens up opportunities for relief and fitness for those who otherwise may have difficulty exercising. This is especially important for aging adults and those with chronic conditions, say physical therapists and other health care…