Who loves their PT?! In honor of Valentine's Day, our clinics got creative. Please vote for your favorite physical therapists on our facebook page by "liking" their picture.
Athletics is an important part of growing up. However, with participation in sport there is a risk of injury. Over the last decade there has been an alarming increase in the number of injuries especially in the female, adolescent athlete. Recent research is providing us with some answers though.
An active lifestyle or sports participation can lead to injuries. It is important to know how to treat these injuries. Following an acute injury such as an ankle or knee sprain, swelling may occur due to damage of the small blood vessels around the joint or muscle. Applying ice to an acute injury makes the blood vessels constrict and thus minimizes the swelling and pain. The sooner ice is applied on an acute injury, the more effective it can be. Never apply heat to an acute injury since this causes the opposite effect of making the vessels swell more.
September is considered 'healthy aging month'. The human body goes through a number of changes, as one grows older. A decline in muscle mass and bone density can lead to muscle fatigue and joint pain. It' s common for seniors to experience a degree of fear and apprehension prior to exercise.
Most people have heard the term “physical therapist,” yet when asked, they can’t answer the question, “What is physical therapy?” After 20 years in this field, I can honestly say that I still love what I do, and I’m excited to share my profession with you. I want to address some common misconceptions about physical therapy and provide information to help you get the care you need.
Let's talk about what physical therapists do in today’s health care environment...
What do PT’s do today?
Today’s Physical Therapists are a much different care provider than what you would have found in the 1920s. Therapists today are highly educated (96% of all PT programs now offer a doctorate of Physical Therapy, the DPT) and rely on evidence from a growing body of research to reduce pain, improve mobility and function, and return clients to work, caring for their families, and fun!
You've spent all winter working out in your gym, and now the weather finally is mild enough to take it outdoors. You might think that the change of exercise location poses no risk, but there are a few things to keep in mind. You should expect your body to need 2 to 3 weeks of transition time before you can ramp up your outdoor training on the streets or beach. Below are some tips to safely make the transition from working out indoors to outdoors.