Headaches might be a common condition, but when they strike, we can all feel their effect on daily activities. Many headaches are harmless and fade on their own. However, other types of headaches take a larger toll on daily activities. According to the International Headache Society, there are many types of headaches, each with a [...]
Are you ready to hit the slopes this year? As ski resorts slowly start reopening for ski lovers, we can officially say ski season is upon us. But let’s not forget that getting ready to hit the slopes begins before the lifts open. It’s always a good idea to get started with a pre-season workout. [...]
October is National Physical Therapy Month - a time to celebrate the profession and all the ways physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and PT and PTA students help improve lives across the country. As we celebrate the last day, we look at the many ways in why #ChoosingPT can be beneficial, not just in October, [...]
This COVID-19 lockdown might seem like an eternity. But it’s only been a few weeks. Are you feeling a little bored? Have you had enough of the “new normal”? Have you officially become a couch potato? While our routines may have changed, this does bring opportunity. Don’t waste this time. Start a hobby you’ve always [...]
Are there are some days where your hip pain makes you feel like not even getting out of bed? That may seem like the best way to deal with it, but actually not exercising can make your arthritis worse. You just have to make sure you’re doing the correct exercises in the proper way. That’s [...]
You’ve just finished playing a couple of sets of tennis. You get home, and your elbow starts hurting when you turn the door knob? You’re not sure what happened, and it looks a little swollen. Is it time to ice, or should you apply heat? Good question. Both will help reduce the pain, but which [...]
Working out to get in shape or stay in shape? That’s great! Your body will start feeling better, and so will your mind. Just be careful! Doing exercises incorrectly or not warming up properly can keep you out of action for weeks, maybe months. If you haven’t worked out for a while, or you’re trying [...]
Ever get the feeling that you’re moving while standing still? Or get a little dizzy while just walking? It could be nothing more than an inner ear infection. However, especially in older people, this could be something more serious.
The best thing you could do for your body is to not ignore it’s warning signs! If you have pain or discomfort that limits your daily activities like walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of bed, getting in and out of a car, or even just putting on your shirt, then you may benefit from physical therapy.
There is no avoiding aging, and as we do, we inevitably undergo physiological changes to our joints, muscles, and bones that impact our mobility, which can then affect our independence.