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What’s The Best Way To Exercise?

Whether you’re an athlete, seriously physically active, or just into light exercising, you might have always wondered about the best exercises to do. Is there a single best workout or exercise for overall health? “What’s one thing I can do for the rest of my life that will keep me healthy?” is what many people […]

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Does Good Posture Matter?

We probably all heard the command growing up to stand up straight or sit up straight. The reasons given were often, “You look like a slouch if you don’t sit right”; or “You’ll be more productive.” Granted, there is some truth to those reasons – indeed, slouching often begets negative judgments from onlookers and studies […]

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Ice vs. Heat: When To Use Each One

Using ice and heat for therapy is an easy way to care for your injury or manage your pain at home. However, there’s a lot of confusion as to when to use ice vs. heat for injuries and pain. Also known as cryotherapy and thermotherapy, both of these therapies are excellent ways to reduce inflammation […]

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RICE Treatment: Are You Doing It Right?

When you roll your ankle or strain your knee, chances are the first thing you’ll reach for is the ice pack. It’s common knowledge now that when you’re in pain, you should probably rest, ice the affected area, and even elevate it. Called the RICE treatment, it’s been used for decades to treat injuries, pain, […]

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How Physical Therapy Helps These 3 Chronic Conditions

We often think of physical therapy helping with injuries, post-surgery, elderly, or chronic pain. However, depending on their specialty, physical therapists can treat many medical conditions that extend past the most common reasons for physical therapy treatment. For many chronic medical conditions, physical therapy helps restore or improve mobility and movement, control of movement, and […]

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How To Be A More Active Family

Family time is extremely important, but with multiple schedules to juggle it can be difficult find that time. From work and school responsibilities to extra-curricular activities, finding the time to spend as a family can seem like a lofty goal. Then, add in the necessity of physical exercise for both you and the kids, and […]

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How To Exercise With Chronic Pain

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, you are not alone. Currently, over 25.3 million Americans report having chronic pain in their life. A number of conditions cause this chronic pain. Some of these are from prior existing medical conditions – such as MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or cancer. Other reasons for ongoing pain can be from something […]

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Physical Therapy And Sports Medicine: What To Know

Athletes know that there is nothing worse than having to sit out a game or season because of pain or an injury. This is also the fear of many parents and coaches as well. Having to see their child or athlete not be able to do what he or she loves to do is heartbreaking. […]

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