Blog posts focusing on wellness.

Sports Specialization

2018-03-16T09:26:11-04:00March 14th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Youth Sports, Wellness|

Is sports specialization helping kids get better at sports and keeping them healthy? Sports participation in younger athletes has evolved over the years from child-driven activities for fun to intense training, performance-enhancement, and specialized training.  This changing environment has left parents, young athletes, and coaches wondering and needing guidance on what is the most appropriate path of athlete development. Until recently, there has been very little published evidence to support any particular path or to outline any specific risks of [...]

The Balancing Act: Changing Pain

2020-04-07T11:31:28-04:00March 7th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness|

A recent National Institutes of Health study determined that nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain and nearly half of those are reported to have severe pain.  Our society and culture has provided many of us with many wonderful amenities of life, but at the same time, it has created a wide array of stressors and unhealthy activities.  This can make it difficult to find balance in mind and body.  Often, these imbalances can contribute to causing chronic pain, [...]

Will Cryotherapy Benefit Me?

2020-04-07T12:36:26-04:00March 1st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Wellness, Cryotherapy|

People often ask why there is a Whole Body Cryotherapy machine in our physical therapy practice? and I say why not?! Whole Body Cryotherapy, WBC, is a fantastic adjunct to any physical therapy treatment on many levels. PAIN RELIEF Whole Body Cryotherapy will provide pain relief via the production of norepinephrine, NE.  Cold exposure releases NE, into the bloodstream and to the brain. This release of NE is one of the most consistent and profound physiological consequences to cold exposure. [...]

The Hassle of Headaches – Physical Therapy for Headaches

2020-04-07T12:29:59-04:00February 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Dry Needling, Wellness, Pain Management|

Physical Therapy for Headaches and Migraines Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints.  Recent data suggests the prevalence of this condition is rising.  Most people experience headaches at some point in their life regardless of age, race or gender.   There are a multitude of different types and classifications of headaches. It is important that your type of headache is accurately diagnosed as many people suffer from a combination of different types; this will determine the specific treatment [...]

Why Do I Need Massage Therapy?

2019-04-10T12:58:15-04:00February 7th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Redcord Neurac, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement, Pain Management, Massage Therapy|

Let me begin with explaining why I do this, why I’m a Massage Therapist. I’ve been a pretty active person most of my life—running, martial arts, weight training—so I’ve had my share of injuries, aches and pains.  In my 20’s, I experienced my first massage session with an elderly lady that had the ability to find the root of my issues.  I found this to be remarkable because the root was not necessarily where the pain was.  Over the next [...]

How to Strengthen your Gut to Get Through Cold and Flu Season

2020-04-07T11:31:37-04:00January 31st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

Page Love MS, RDN, CSSD, LD During the winter, frequent changes in temperature can suppress the immune system and make even the fittest of athletes more prone to those winter colds and influenza viruses. Taking a look at your gut health is a great way to help your body fight of infection this time of year. Your digestive tract is teeming with microbes -- microscopic bacteria that can be both good and bad -- that are often referred to you [...]

Fed Up Feet

2018-02-02T10:18:32-05:00January 24th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

You’ve been there before. After hitting the snooze button a few times, you finally decide that you are ready to take on the day. You stretch out, toss the covers off and hop out of bed. You go to take that first step and “BAM!” - you fall to the ground in pain. “Why in the world does my foot hurt so bad? Did I run a marathon in my sleep?” After hobbling around for a while, the pain decreases [...]

The Importance of Play

2020-04-07T11:31:50-04:00January 18th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Pelvic Floor, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

Chloe Murdock PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS We’re two weeks into January, and gyms are bursting with people eager to keep their New Year’s resolutions. But how many of these people will be so zealously hammering away on the Stair Master in July? Becoming and staying active is very hard in our sedentary society, often because it becomes just another task on our “To Do” list. Adding one hour of exercise per day can cut into our social lives and time [...]

Pesky Pelvic Floor

2017-12-20T10:44:38-05:00December 20th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Information, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Wellness|

When we learn about our body we tend to focus on certain muscles, and not realize other muscles exist. Today we are going to highlight the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is the muscle on the bottom of your core. It is charge of supporting your back, organs and sending important messages to your brain. The pelvic floor comes in three layers. The first layer is for sensation, when working correctly helps with orgasm and some continence control. When tight [...]

Changing the Pain Game // Chronic Pain Fix

2020-04-07T11:32:26-04:00December 13th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

Lance Cross PT, MPT, OSC, CMTPT Four times as many people in the U.S. truly suffer from chronic pain compared to those who suffer from diabetes, heart disease and cancer and the medical community is playing catch-up.  Have you or someone you know been left to feel hopeless or invalid because past treatments have failed or doctors haven’t been able to explain the causes of your chronic pain?  I’m of the opinion that, far too often, our well-intended pharmaceutical, therapeutic, [...]

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