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 »
October 2015 Newsletter
Our October newsletter. Move Physical Therapy offers a monthly newsletter featuring tips, recommendations and updates regarding physical therapy and various other topics related to health and wellness.
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Nagging Shoulder Pain?
If you have undergone previous therapy for shoulder pain then this exercise may look familiar: If it looks familiar and you still have a painful shoulder, then maybe this exercise was not the most effective or appropriate. This exercise is one of several cookie-cutter activities for the rotator cuff. It is a standard go-to in… Read more »
September 2015 Newsletter
Our September newsletter. Move Physical Therapy offers a monthly newsletter featuring tips, recommendations and updates regarding physical therapy and various other topics related to health and wellness.
The Gluteal Muscles: More than Seat Cushions
As a society we do a LOT of sitting. We sit during our morning and afternoon commutes, while at work, during meals, and while watching TV or using our mobile devices. This adds up to 12-16 hours per day. Our poor gluteal muscles take most of the brunt, as we shut them down and rely… Read more »
Bacon and Butter and Oils, Oh My!
Bacon. Butter. Oils. All very delicious, but feared by many. These fine foods are the some of items that we have learned are “bad” for us. This is what we’ve been told… “Avoid fats if you want to lose weight”, “Avoid fats to lean out and perform better”, and “Avoid fats to stay healthy.” There… Read more »
August 2015 Newsletter
Our August newsletter. Move Physical Therapy offers a monthly newsletter featuring tips, recommendations and updates regarding physical therapy and various other topics related to health and wellness.
The Important Nutrient You May Be Missing
Nutritional deficiencies are becoming more and more common. With the increased consumption of processed foods, refined carbohydrates and sugary drinks, the overall health of Americans continues to decline. This you probably knew already. What you probably didn’t know, is that WATER is actually the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population. Water is the… Read more »