Natural Option for Hip Arthritis

March 24, 2022

While it’s true that hip arthritis suffers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said physical therapist Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS, with New Life Physical Therapy. “Movement is very important for those who suffer from hip arthritis,

Natural Option for Knee Arthritis

March 24, 2022

While it’s true that knee arthritis suffers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said physical therapist Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS, with New Life Physical Therapy. “Movement is very important for those who suffer from knee arthritis,

Natural Option for Neck Arthritis

March 24, 2022

While it’s true that neck arthritis suffers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said physical therapist Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS, with New Life Physical Therapy. “Movement is very important for those who suffer from neck arthritis,

Annual Physical Therapy Check-ups Lead To Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

March 16, 2022

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice a year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual check-ups with a physical therapist? According to Mary Rose Strickland, co-owner and physical therapist at New Life Physical Therapy, annual

Flexibility Tips: To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

March 16, 2022

By Jordan Hove, PT, OCS Many have grown up with the understanding that, whenever you’re about to work out, compete or otherwise push your body, it is important to stretch immediately before the activity in order to prevent injury and perform your best. Yet, despite these long-held beliefs –  perhaps surprisingly – there’s little evidence

Is a Joint Injection the Right Choice for You?

March 7, 2022

By John Rugotzke, PT, DPT Patients with knee pain and other orthopedic conditions are often given recommendations of steroid or cortisone injections, often even before consulting with a doctor of physical therapy. For someone in pain, a doctor’s recommendation of one or two joint injections for knee pain may seem like a great course of