• Sprains and Strains – What’s the Difference?

    Sprains and Strains – What’s the Difference?

    July 26, 2021

    In my years as an athletic trainer I’ve heard the terms sprain and strain used interchangeably to describe an injury. While the two seem similar, or even the same, they actually mean two entirely different things! A sprain is damage to a ligament that connects bone to bone. These areas make up what we call […]

  • Temperature Therapy: When to Use Ice vs. Heat

    Temperature Therapy: When to Use Ice vs. Heat

    July 8, 2021

    Temperature therapy, or therapeutic use of heat or cold, is often the first response we turn to when our bodies are experiencing pain. Treating pain with hot and cold therapy can be extremely effective for a number of different conditions and injuries. Using temperature therapy is a safe self-treatment option that everyone can utilize. The […]

  • Everyone Poops!

    Everyone Poops!

    June 10, 2021

    Bowel Movements and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sit like a hammock in your pelvis. The pelvic floor needs to properly relax to allow for a bowel movement. It also needs to contract to stop an unwanted bowel movement. When the pelvic floor is working well, we […]

  • Making Exercise Work For You

    Making Exercise Work For You

    June 8, 2021

    Staying active can be hard. Most of us want to do more, but where can we find the time? Jobs, kids, volunteer opportunities, cooking, cleaning the house, school activities, and more draw on our time, and a little time for leisure would be nice, too, right? Adding exercise in is hard. Do you ever hear […]

  • Setting Up Your Work Station

    Setting Up Your Work Station

    May 26, 2021

    As we continue to navigate a pandemic, our work setups have continued to change. Whether you’re working at home or in an office setting, what worked for the first two or three weeks, we are finding is not a suitable long-term solution. Those 8 hours at the computer are feeling longer and longer as our […]

  • Spring Cleaning

    Spring Cleaning

    May 18, 2021

    Spring is here! I think this year, more than most, it is especially welcomed based on all the challenges and changes we have encountered in and through the COVID-19 pandemic. As the new year progresses AND new life be gins AND more and more restrictions are lifted, life is starting to feel almost…NORMAL. We have […]

  • Star Wars Meets Physical Therapy

    Star Wars Meets Physical Therapy

    May 3, 2021

    A long time a go in a PT clinic in your neighborhood… PHYSICAL THERAPY WARS A New Hip It is a period of growth in the medical, health, and wellness fields.  A brave group of physical therapists have band together to combat the aches, ailments, and surgeries that awesome and evil degenerative arthritis has created.  […]

  • Treating Headaches

    Treating Headaches

    April 19, 2021

    Did you know there are many different types of headaches?  And did you know most of these headaches can be treated by a trained physical therapist? There are five main types of headaches that can be differentiated by factors such as length/duration of symptoms, location of the headache, and other associated symptoms. Let’s dive in […]

  • How Are You Sleeping?

    How Are You Sleeping?

    April 1, 2021

    When you go to see a physical therapist for the first time, one of the questions they might ask you is, “How much sleep are you getting?” It might seem kind of strange that your physical therapist is asking you about your sleep, but sleep actually plays a big role in how we perceive pain […]

  • A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

    A Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer

    March 24, 2021

    I love what I do! Being a part of athletics and students’ teams, cheering when they win, consoling when they lose and seeing them come back to their sports after an injury are amazing parts of my job. I joke with my students all the time that they should get a degree so they can […]