Why You Need Physical Therapy

Even If You Don't Have Pain

Woman Needs Physical Threrapy

It’s easy to justify getting Physical Therapy when you’re in pain. The pain is an alarm repeatedly going off in your brain telling you to do something about it – and you know that PT will help (I hope). But why would you ever seek Physical Therapy if you aren’t injured or having pain? Isn’t the whole concept of PT: rehabilitation?

Yes, rehabilitation is ONE aspect of Physical Therapy – and a very important one. Although it was true 20+ years ago that PT was primarily a reactive and passive treatment choice for pain, times have changed…

Ergonomics For Laptop Users

3 Steps to Save Your Neck

Ergonomics For Laptop

Do you use a laptop? There’s a good likelihood you do – but even if you use a desktop computer, this article still applies to you. It’s about improving your ergonomics – your workstation environment – to fit YOU. The problem with laptops is that they are small and the screen is fit to the keyboard, so you either have to look down at your lap, or set the computer up high, forcing you to have to reach up to use it. Either way isn’t ideal.

Hang tight though…there is a better way…

Why Meniscus Surgery Isn’t All It’s Cut Out To Be

Meniscus Surgery Operating Table

A Meniscus tear in your knee sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? If you had a tear, your first thought, other than “Ouch!”, might be “I probably need surgery!” Well, you wouldn’t be alone. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the United States – about 700,000 surgeries per year costing roughly 4 billion dollars1. Being so common, you would think the meniscus surgery must have incredibly successful outcomes, right?

Not so much…

My 5 Favorite Exercises Using Lacrosse Balls – Video

For Self Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Massage

Lacrosse Balls for self myofascial release

Want to know the best way to release trigger points in your muscles? Do you have a tennis ball at home? Great! You can use it to play fetch with your dog. But for releasing tension in specific muscles, I recommend using a Lacrosse Ball. It is slightly smaller than a tennis ball and much more firm – perfect for targeting small areas of tension…