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…

Maintaining a Mobile Hip

By Matthew Zaudtke, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS As with many sports and daily activities, ideal mobility and flexibility throughout the body is important. We have to maintain a proper balance of strength and flexibility to ensure we don’t “break down”. There are few…