Need to Stretch More? -maybe not
With better weather comes increased activity. This is a good thing. Once we resume our outdoor activities, we will often question what and how much stretching we should do. We do this automatically thanks to such sources as elementary school gym teachers of the 70’s and 80’s, Richard Simmons, and years without sound research. Many… Read more »
MOVE Into Spring
With nice changes in weather comes increased activity. You have been bundled up and shivering throughout our Northeast winter, watching TV and playing with your phone while waiting for the weather to break. Finally, Spring is here! Before you go outside and decide to run 5 miles, or hike up a mountain, or partake in… Read more »
At MOVE Physical Therapy, we see a variety of orthopedic conditions in which we determine that the ankles and feet are at least partially responsible for. These conditions include knee, hip and even back pain. But what happens when the ankle has been injured, is weak or painful? As often as we see ankles with… Read more »
All wound up?
What are you stretching? I have written previously about short versus tight muscles, using an example of short or tight hamstrings limiting the ability to bend and touch your toes. Think about the stretch feeling you get in the back of your thighs when attempting to bend and reach for your toes. That stretch feeling… Read more »
“If it’s not their ass it’s their elbow.”
A client of mine said this. I can’t take credit for it and please don’t hold me responsible for the foul language. She took an old saying and modified it to convey how her clients describe their current aches and pains. My client, although not in a healthcare profession, provides more competent healthcare advice than… Read more »
“But I have Arthritis!”
Arthritis is an unfortunate term. Due to our association with the diagnosis, we picture an evil presence inside our body and a “disease” that spreads and wreaks havoc on our joints to cause pain and stiffness. We didn’t see it coming and we don’t know how it got there. We are the innocent prey, and… Read more »
New Homepage Launch!
We have redesigned the homepage to feature the information that most patients and clinicians are looking for! In the coming weeks, we will be continuing to re-vamp the rest of the site to offer a comprehensive resource for our current and prospective patients and referral network. Please, give us feedback!
The ‘Magic Wand’ of Therapy
Those in pain want an easy fix. Who can blame them? But relying only on pills or magical passive techniques typically won’t do if longstanding pain relief is the goal. To a fault, many healthcare practitioners tend to over-rely on passive techniques. Physical therapists are no exception. A passive treatment is one that is done… Read more »
Knee Pain? Treat the hip.
Your knee hurts. It’s been annoying you for a few weeks or months now, but you’ve been too busy to get it checked out. Finally, you schedule an appointment with an orthopedist who gives you a knee-related diagnosis and writes you a prescription for physical therapy. Or, you were aware that you could skip this… Read more »
Sleep series: Pillows
“If you’re not sleeping, you’re not healing” I say this a lot. When we sleep our bodies switch over from ‘go’ to ‘recovery’. That is — if you let it. This short article is a part of a series where I will be discussing some of the most important components of sleep. Today, that topic… Read more »