The Seated Hamstring Stretch: Sit near the front edge of a sturdy chair and extend one leg so the knee is straight and your heel is on the floor. Point your toes up to the ceiling. Sit up nice and tall and tip your body […]
I’ve been a PT for 22 ½ years. I love it. Every job I’ve ever held has had a positive influence on my career and my personal development. Last summer when I read about an opportunity to work with the Clippers, I thought, “Why not? I’m going to send in my resume”. You’ll have to get to the bottom to see if they offered me the position – and by the time you get there, maybe you’ll have decided if you want me to be your PT, too 🙂
Why Stretching is Better than Massage Doing the right stretch can make a huge difference in how you feel. Physical therapy is a combination of exercises, evaluation, detective work, puzzle solving, convincing, hands-on work including manual stretching/massage/manipulation, modalities, etc. But what I’ve found to […]
You’re not the only one that started feeling the same symptoms even after a surgery. Surgery doesn’t address the underlying reason why your symptoms started in the first place. This article explains why, and what do to about it instead!
Fallen Arches, though not always painful, can be a warning sign of issues with your foot and calf and relate to conditions like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, balance issues, and decreased sport performance.
Okay, first of all, before you agree to any surgery, YOU SHOULD ASK FOR A REFERRAL TO A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, and actually go, and work hard on the exercises she gives you FAITHFULLY. Another “first of all” is don’t ever settle for the “just live with it”. I hear that WAY too often and always there is at least SOMETHING you can do to make some degree of progress. And another “first of all”, Don’t Feel Embarrassed! Statistics say 1 in 4 women are suffering with urinary incontinence, and that statistic includes women over just 18yrs old! You are not alone, and the sooner you do something about it, the easier your results will come.
That was the ah – ha moment, and I have never suggested buddy taping to anyone again. What I did instead, was to use the tape to provide support for my healing toe with the anatomy in mind.
What is the difference between CARTILAGE and MENISCUS? (tow- MAY-toe) (tow –MAH –toe) 10/02/2018 When people have pain in their knee, it’s about 50/50 if they ask me about their ‘cartilage’ or about their ‘meniscus’. Generally speaking, those terms are interchangeable because their differences are […]
12/14/2018 Repetitive strain or “overuse” injuries account for over 50% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. A repetitive movement (use of tools, keyboard/mouse, squatting, lifting, writing, cashiering, stocking, playing music, assembling, walking, food production, etc), or a prolonged position (studying, driving, sitting, standing, etc) […]
03/22/2019 Middle School Career Day Presentation – What it’s like to become a Physical Therapist – **To become a PT: ** *First you’ve got to ‘decide/KNOW’ that you want to be a PT. Ask yourself these 3 questions: Do I like learning about the human […]