Sitting Disease

By Ryan Cotton, PT, DHS, OCS  “Sitting disease” is a catchy term, now recognized in the medical community, which describes health risk factors associated with a sedentary lifestyle. According to a 2008 Vanderbilt University study, the average American spends 55% of their waking time…

Why Does Posture Matter?

Your mother said it. Your teachers said it. Now your Physical Therapist is saying it…sit up straight, tuck in your chin,  and stick out your chest! These words often resonate with us in a negative context; yet improving your posture may be the best…

A Quick Fix for a Daily Danger

Maybe you’ve heard the saying “sitting is the new smoking” to describe how harmful a sedentary lifestyle is. While it’s true that prolonged periods of inactivity and sitting can lead to a host of health problems, there are also some pretty easy (and cheap)…

What to Do When Work is a (Real) Pain

Modern life is filled with modern conveniences, but our modern work-spaces can also cause minor (and major) physical problems. In decades past more people earned a living with physical labor, today more people sit in front of a computer screen for their 8-hour (at…