When the Weather Gets Cold, Don’t Forget to Warm Up!

Colder weather means some changes to how we exercise. Of course it's harder to motivate yourself to get outside for a run or bike ride when the temperature drops, and the shorter days compress our schedules, but there are changes in your body that affect your ability to exercise too. For many people with arthritis … Continue reading When the Weather Gets Cold, Don’t Forget to Warm Up!

POST COVID-19 RECOVERY PROGRAM

By Dr. Chris Brehm, PT, DPT As patients recover from COVID-19, the medical community is discovering some patients continue to experience symptoms and side effects weeks and months after onset of symptoms.  These “long haulers” may experience shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, muscle weakness, and aches.  Some patients have been prescribed supplemental oxygen due to … Continue reading POST COVID-19 RECOVERY PROGRAM

5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

Physical therapists aren't just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours. You Want a Baseline When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you'll get an assessment of your strength, range … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and COVID-19 Recovery

Dr. Chris Brehm PT, DPT The multi-disciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation team at Lifeline is able to care for patients with a multitude of diagnoses and comorbidities.  In addition to diagnoses such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, and asthma, we are able to provide rehabilitation to patients recovering from COVID-19.  Many patients recovering from COVID-19 require rehabilitation … Continue reading Pulmonary Rehabilitation and COVID-19 Recovery

6 Most Effective Tennis Elbow Exercises

By Rachel Long, PT, DPT Lateral epicondylagia (tennis elbow) is an overuse injury involving tendons of the forearm (wrist extensor muscles) where they attach to the elbow (lateral epicondyle).  These muscles are the muscles used to grip, twist, and carry objects.  While playing tennis can be a cause of lateral epicondylitis (only 5% of cases), … Continue reading 6 Most Effective Tennis Elbow Exercises

80% of Americans Experience Back Pain, But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It

Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you—or someone close to you—will one day become a statistic, wouldn’t it make sense to arm yourself with preventive strategies and knowledge? Physical … Continue reading 80% of Americans Experience Back Pain, But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It