Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog

We all have known that person that just seems to be able to excel at whatever physical activity they are involved in. Conversely there are also those among us that seem to struggle at similar tasks. When speaking of the very capable individual we might say or hear statements like: That person has tremendous ability. Or that person is very skilled. Well, which is it then ability or skill? From a motor control and performance perspective let’s dive into this. Let’s first discuss what ability me… Read More

No matter how clean your diet is chances are you still have a deficiency in something. What? Yeah, you can eat keto, paleo, or whole foods and still have at least a few deficiencies. Luckily, if you consider yourself a healthy eater then your deficiencies may be smaller because of it. If you’re someone who doesn’t necessarily eat a healthier diet, then start there first to gain more vitamins and minerals you could be deficient in. Even if your deficiency is small, it’s important to be mind… Read More

Let's Get Balanced

Apr 20, 2020
“I have terrible balance.” Have you ever heard that? Or… have you said that?Over 15% of Americans 70 years old and older have been diagnosed with “abnormal balance.” Falling affects 1/3 of community dwelling older adults. Falls are the 2nd leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Both falls and fear of falling can greatly reduce a person’s participation in the things they love. Some of the main causes of decreased balance include: Muscle weaknessJoint mobility re… Read More

One doesn’t have to be an athlete in order to experience many conditions that seem to be related to athletic activities and exercise. One of these conditions we often see in our clinic, no matter if you are an athlete or not, is Plantar Fasciitis. This is a condition characterized by inflammation and pain of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue located on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone (calcaneus) to the toes. This pain is typically a sharp or stabbing pain usually loca… Read More

Photo by Scott Webb on UnsplashWith the recent travel restrictions and social distancing, you may have heard new buzz words like: telehealth, telerehab, telePT or virtual therapy. So, what is it? It may not be possible or in your best interest to leave your home right now. What do you do if you have an injury? Or your symptoms change? Or how about just some questions about your current treatment plan? Enter telehealth. This refers to any treatment that is not provided face to face and it is pr… Read More

For the most part, infants and young children move a lot better than adults, even a 3-month-old! Why is that? What movement can a 3-month-old do better than I? Let’s break it down. Our central nervous system (CNS), made up of the brain and spinal cord, help control voluntary motor skills and movement patterns. As an infant grows and develops, so do their conscious, voluntary movements. Once they master one position, they move onto the next mile stone. For example, they will start lying on their… Read More

Your Life In Focus

Mar 20, 2020
On Saturday March 7th I joined 15,000 of my new best friends to go hang out with Oprah for the day. She was traveling the country conducting Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour.The day was filled with speakers, singers and dancers. All in the name of wellness. Although it was quite Kumbaya at times, I did take away some good stuff that I’m going to share it with you! ● Wellness means all things in balance. Meaning your mind, body and spirit are all working together in harmony. S… Read More

Leaky Gut

Feb 24, 2020
If you battle with gastrointestinal discomfort, brain fog, hormone imbalances, mood swings, poor sleep, bloating, pain, fatigue, or consistently just don’t feel your best, it may be coming from your gut. It’s called Leaky Gut Syndrome. Not to worry though. This is actually more common than people think, but it is much less commonly talked about. Instead of running to medication for a reduction of symptoms there’s another answer to help decrease and heal some of these systemic conditions. Leak… Read More

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Jan 23, 2020
Starting a new year (a new decade!) is a great time to reassess and make plans. What do you want to accomplish this year? More importantly, how do you ensure that your momentum towards a goal doesn’t fizzle out February 1st ? Instead of making a general resolution like “This year I am going to be healthier” make a SMART goal! Here’s how:Specific: Clear and concise. What do I want to accomplish? When do I want to accomplish this? Why do I want to accomplish this? Examples: I will get a gym member… Read More

What are the differences between acupuncture and trigger point dry needling, or are they the same thing? This is a question that we at our clinic are often asked.AcupunctureAcupuncture is an ancient science and healing art that most authorities agree has been around about 5,000 to 7000 years. Acupuncture principles have been used successfully to treat both pain and dysfunction in the body by utilizing very slender needles placed in the skin in various locations that are known to affect a body pa… Read More