Aches and pains are an inevitable part of life and sometimes medication cannot manage it. Certain signs could indicate the need to see a physical therapist. In short, physical therapists commonly referred to (PT) are experts in movement with a focus on the musculoskeletal system and potentially other body systems depending on their area of expertise.
Does knee pain and immobility have you questioning whether or not you have an ACL tear? ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament is one of the largest and most important on your knee. There are two main ways an ACL typically tears. First, a tear can occur while playing sports that require jumping or quick movement and change of direction. Second, ACL tears can also occur when someone comes in direct contact with another or the knee can no longer hold their weight. How do you know if you have a torn ACL? Here are 5 signs to look for.
School is in session and no matter where learning takes place - in the classroom or virtually, it’s important to stay active throughout the day. In the classroom setting, children have movement built in with the changing of classrooms, recess, and gym. At home, children are often seated in one room in front of a computer or at a table. Most of us know that activity has many physical benefits, but it is important to remember that being physically active also helps with brain health and cognition. To keep your student active and healthy, try building in some movement time throughout the day!
Yoga is a mind and body practice with a history going back 5,000 years in ancient Indian philosophy. There are many styles of yoga that combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. In the modern day, yoga is a common exercise with options for beginners and experts alike. In yoga, you will be challenged, delighted and humbled all at the same time while strengthening both the mind and the body. While poses may look easy, yoga will have you sweating in no time. Yoga is loved by many due to being equal parts exercise and mindful focusing. If you haven’t tried it, you may be missing out. Yoga has an endless amount of benefits. Check out the top 5! Read more...
Do you take time to stretch in the morning? If not, you may want to consider it. Stretching in the morning, and throughout the day, has major health benefits. We all know stretching before physical activity is important, but stretching as you start your day is equally as important. Here’s why...
There’s no denying that summer is here in all its splendor: the sunshine, the additional daylight, and the warm weather! Longer summer days usually means more time outdoors. As you get ready to go for a run, play some ball, or take to the golf course, remember that an increase in activity can also mean an increase in risk of injury.