Wellness

Blog posts focusing on wellness.

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, [...]

Get to Know MSO!

2020-04-07T12:43:03-04:00December 6th, 2017|Information, Wellness|

At Multi Sport Orthotics, we realize that today's rapidly growing health care needs require a diversified approach for maximum gain. Using our extensive background in the field of Sports Medicine, we strive to achieve the most efficient outcomes for each patient. Unlike the traditional orthotic world, we implement a treatment plan consisting of when the properly fit orthotics and appropriate footwear are necessary. We successfully work with many patient populations, including orthopedics, neurological, pediatric, and geriatric. Our focus on individualized patient [...]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

2020-04-07T12:36:45-04:00November 29th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Wellness, Prevention, Ergonomics|

No SEDENTARY is! Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University, coined the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking”. Studies have correlated chronic sitting with an "increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease in women colon cancer in men, numerous chronic issues related to obesity, and death." This means that if you work out and eat well, but then sit all day you are still considered a sedentary person.  The prolonged sitting cancels out the [...]

Eating for the Holiday Season

2020-04-07T11:33:03-04:00November 22nd, 2017|Physical Therapy, Information, Nutrition, Wellness|

One undeniable element of the upcoming holiday season is sugar!  It seems every family, work or social event around the holidays offers an array of sugary treats and beverages that threaten to de-rail even the most conscientious eater. How can you prep for, make it through and recover from the holiday season without going into sugar overload?  Here are some tips to get through: 1. Determine why it is important to you to avoid excess sugar  Our gut is host [...]