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Making the Most out of Your Physical Therapy Sessions. (Part 1 of 3). By: Megan Piersol, DPT            You might notice that in the title I stated “YOUR.” That’s right. Physical Therapists are here for you, to make you better, to help you obtain your goals, and to improve your well-being. The “your” is also a responsibility: it is your responsibility to get the most out of your therapy sessions, make sure your therapist is keeping ...
Posted on 2018-06-08
Why Your Injury and Recovery is Like the Stock Market By: Jesse Lewis, DPT Do you check your 401K or other retirement accounts every day?  Probably not, and It’s likely because you know that the stock market will go up or down on any given day.  You’re in it for the long-term, though. So if your balance is a little lower today, you won’t worry as long as it is higher next quarter.  If you make steady progress every quarter, you’ll reach your retir...
Posted on 2018-05-29
How's Your Engine Running?  . By: Megan Piersol, DPT. Your Body As A Car. Think of your body as a car. Your car engine needs oil pumping through its parts to function well. The same thing applies to the human body, except the oil, in this case, is blood. How do we get blood to pump through the body? The same way a car does...movement.  Just like you run the engine of a car, we have to run the engine of our body in the form of movement. Now think further, as we continue to...
Posted on 2018-05-14
Sleep to Heal You probably already know that if you don’t sleep well you are likely to wake up grumpy, irritable, or a little on edge.  Did you know that not sleeping well can also affect how your injury is healing, or even set you up for an injury in the first place? As we discussed in our recent blog, lack of sleep can be a hidden factor for your nagging injury taking longer than you would like to get better.  Sleep is when your body recovers from the day's workout, a...
Posted on 2018-05-01
Hold Your Head Up High, Not Forward!. By Megan Piersol, DPT. In my last blog, Shrugging It Off, I discussed shoulder posture. I now want to follow up with the neck’s role in making (or breaking) good posture. As I stated in the shoulder blog, most of the muscles of the neck attached to a part of the shoulder complex. It usually goes without saying that a therapist will look at the neck and back when someone presents with a shoulder or elbow problem. This is because it is all connec...
Posted on 2018-04-24
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