There Just Aren’t Enough Hours in the Day

September 12, 2023

By Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS Do you know that on average only 20% of people care about their health all of the time?  The other 80% only care about their health when they are sick, or are having a problem.  As a physical therapist, I see this all the time.  Most people who

Warning Signs for Youth Sports Injuries

August 28, 2023

As student-athletes head back to the practice fields, injuries are going to happen. Despite concerted efforts to reduce and prevent sports injuries, it’s impossible to eliminate them from sports. In order to ensure injuries are diagnosed and treated quickly, before they worsen, it’s paramount parents and guardians are able to quickly identify the signs of

Don’t Wait to Address Minor Aches, Pains and Strains

June 20, 2023

Waiting to address minor aches, pains, or strains can lead to several negative consequences, including: Worsening of the condition: Ignoring minor discomfort can allow the underlying issue to worsen over time, potentially leading to more severe pain or even chronic injury. Reduced mobility and function: As pain and discomfort worsen, it can become more difficult

How the Outdoors Can Benefit Your Health

March 29, 2023

Getting outside can have a significant impact on our hormone levels, specifically oxytocin and cortisol. Oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone,” is associated with feelings of trust, connection, and bonding. Cortisol, on the other hand, is the “stress hormone,” which is released in response to stress and can have negative effects on the

Why Should I Be Physically Active?

March 27, 2023

What does it mean to be physically active? By definition, it’s defined as any voluntary bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. This could be walking, hiking, gardening, working out, dancing – anything to get your body moving with purpose! Moving your body is so important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not

Are Sit Ups a Good Core Exercise?

March 23, 2023

By: Our In-House Strength Expert, Taylor Podboy, PTA When you think of performing a core exercise, likely one of the first exercises to come to mind would be a sit up or crunch. Although variations of this exercise can be beneficial, such as a curl up, there are better and more efficient ways to train