Holiday Health

By Kaitlynn Austin, PT, DPT November and December are typically a very busy time for most people: celebrating the holidays, shopping, eating, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.  The days become shorter, the nights are longer, and the weather colder.  This can…

5 Great Reasons to get a Massage

By Jonathan Lund The holidays are here and this time of year is all about giving and making other people’s holiday wishes come true. But what about you? What have you done for yourself lately? Certainly it wouldn’t hurt to treat yourself while you…

Cold-realated injuries

By Lisa Piropato, PT, DPT, ATC  It is cold weather outside! Prevention of cold-related injuries is very important for those who love to exercise outdoors all year around! Common cold-related injuries Frostbite is direct freezing to tissues when the skin temperature drops below -0.5…

25 Reasons to get a Massage

Massage is Good Medicine. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) provided 25 reasons to get a massage. Relieve stress Relieve postoperative pain Reduce anxiety Manage low-back pain Help fibromyalgia pain Reduce muscle tension Enhance exercise performance Relieve tension headaches Sleep better Ease symptoms of…

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

By Kaitlynn Austin, PT, DPT ¾ cup strong coffee or espresso 1 cup almond milk (or any kind of milk) 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree (avoid pumpkin pie mix, as this has additional preservatives/sweeteners. Canned puree is ok to use.) ½ Tbsp maple syrup ½…

Ask your PT – home exercises

Q: I don’t always remember to do my physical therapy home exercises. What is the most important thing I can do for my recovery (especially if I forget these)? You are not alone! One of the most common concerns that patients have is difficulty…

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

One of Punam Hills‘s favorites! 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal 2 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal 8 oz pecans In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice;…

The Power of the Breath

By: Eric Oberst, PT, DPT Have you ever had nagging pain or injury that you couldn’t seem to shake? Maybe there’s been a time where you’ve experienced a more intense pain that you went to go see your favorite physical therapist for. In either…