Health Tips Newsletter

A Guide to Understanding Neck Pain and Whiplash

April 10, 2024
Neck pain and whiplash are common issues that can impact your daily life significantly. This guide aims to deepen your understanding of these conditions, from their causes to effective treatments and preventive measures.…


Navigating Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis Together

April 3, 2024
Posterior tibialis tendinitis is a condition that affects a lot of people, especially those who are active or on their feet a lot. Imagine the inside of your ankle and there’s a muscle running down there – that’s your posterior tibialis muscle. It plays a…


How Assistive Devices Can Transform Lives

March 27, 2024
Have you ever felt like your mobility challenges are holding you back from enjoying life to its fullest? Maybe you've thought about using a cane, crutches, or a front-wheel walker, but you're not quite convinced they're right for you. It's understandable …


Meditation: A Powerful Ally in Managing Pain

March 20, 2024
Pain, especially chronic pain, affects millions of people worldwide, significantly impacting their quality of life. Traditional medical treatments often focus on medication and physical interventions. However, an increasing body of research highlights the…


Different Strategies for Peak Performance and Injury Prevention

March 13, 2024
As physical therapists, we often help patients transition from a sports injury back to competitive participation. We’re often asked about warming up to prevent injuries. Traditionally, dynamic warm-ups, as the latest research suggests, significantly enhan…


Radiating Headaches From The Neck: How Physical Therapy Can Help

March 6, 2024
Headaches can be more than just a nuisance; for many, they are a debilitating part of daily life. However, there's good news for those suffering from cervicogenic headaches, a type of headache originating from the neck. Recent studies have shown that phys…


Back to Basics: Understanding and Tackling Lower Back Pain

February 28, 2024
Lower back pain is like that uninvited guest at a party—it shows up unexpectedly and can be a real pain to deal with! But did you know that not all back pains are the same? They come in different types, each with its own level of "ouch" and ways to get be…


Muscle Strengthening with Physical Therapist Guidance

February 21, 2024
Physical therapist-directed resistance training (RT) isn't just about building muscles. RT, as a muscle-strengthening exercise, has been proven to not only improve your ability to perform daily activities with greater ease, it can also si…


Understanding Knee Meniscus Tears: A Guide to Healing and Strength

February 14, 2024
Your knee is a complex part of your body that helps you walk, run, and jump. Inside the knee, there are two special cartilage cushions called the menisci (singular is meniscus). Sometimes, as we get older or when we put too much pressure on our knees, one…


The Power of Physical Therapy, Exercise, and Manual Therapy

February 7, 2024
Shoulder pain can come from a variety of soft tissue structures, often making everyday activities challenging. Whether it's due to an injury, overuse, or a condition like arthritis, finding relief is crucial for maintaining an active, pain-free lifestyle…


Understanding Fall Prevention: The Role of Physical Therapy

January 24, 2024
Falls are not just simple accidents. They're a major health concern, especially for older adults. Falls can lead to serious injuries like hip fractures and can even be life-threatening. In fact, data shows that falls resulted in about 3 million emergency …


How Physical Therapy Can Help Fix Your Posture and Ease Your Pain

January 17, 2024
Have you ever felt like your shoulders are slouching or your neck is always strained? That might be because of something called Upper Cross Syndrome. It's a fancy term for when our muscles get out of balance because of bad posture. But do…


Beating Achilles Tendinopathy: The Power of Eccentric Exercise

January 10, 2024
Achilles Tendinopathy is a common and painful condition affecting our Achilles tendon, the tough band connecting the calf muscles to the heel. It can strike anyone, especially those active in sports. The pain and stiffness in the heel can really put a dam…


How Exercise Can Help Prevent Neck Pain

January 3, 2024
Did you know a lot of adults, especially those who work in offices, often get neck pain? In fact, up to 80% of people might feel neck pain in a year. It's not just a small problem; it can really affect someone's life and work. It also can seriously impact…


Sleep Regularity: The Unsung Hero of Health and Longevity

December 27, 2023
We often hear about the importance of getting enough sleep, but there's another aspect of our sleep that deserves equal attention - its regularity. A groundbreaking study published in "Sleep" journal (2023) has shed light on how the consistency of our sle…


New Research - Navigating Through Chronic Neck Pain

December 20, 2023
Chronic neck pain is more than just a nuisance; it's a condition that affects daily activities and overall well-being. Chronic pain is defined as pain that’s persisted for more than 90 days. For many, the solution lies in physical therapy, a personalized…


Top 10 Ways Athletes Can Prevent Sports Injuries in 2024

December 13, 2023
While most athletes understand the basic principles of injury prevention, the real challenge lies in consistently executing these strategies within their training and daily routines. Knowing is just half the battle; actively applying this knowledge is wha…


Unlocking Your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals

December 6, 2023
As the year draws to a close, many people start looking ahead to the New Year with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. Among the most popular New Year's resolutions are fitness and weight loss goals, a testament to the growing desire for a healt…


Understanding ACL Ruptures and Non-Surgical Healing

November 29, 2023
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are a common and often serious issue, especially for athletes and active individuals. Traditionally, the common belief was that a ruptured ACL has very limited capacity to heal on its own, leading to long–term lim…


Wall Squats: A Simple Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure

November 15, 2023
Wall squats are a simple exercise that can help lower blood pressure, especially systolic blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the top number on your blood pressure reading, and it's the pressure your blood puts on your artery walls when your heart …