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!
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
I had a patient come in the other day with a new onset of dizziness when getting out of bed. He told me that he experiences dizziness when he moves his head in certain directions and that he has been avoiding those movements…….FOR THREE YEARS! He also had a sense of imbalance and sway when … Continue reading Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)- Dizziness with position changes
Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10% to 20% of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but … Continue reading PT Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery
Rachel Long PT, DPT The gluteus medius (glute med) muscle is a part of your buttock muscle. It is located on the outside of your hip. It is an important (and often forgotten) pelvic stabilizer and hip abductor (acts to raise leg away from midline). If the glute med is weak, it can cause increased … Continue reading 5 Best Exercises for Gluteus Medius Strength
As one year comes to a close and another begins, people begin to set goals and make resolutions. Losing weight, getting to the gym more often or getting into "better shape" are all common. These all require increasing your amount of physical activity. More activity is great for your health, energy levels, sleep, and mood. … Continue reading Your Physical Therapist Can Help You Keep Your Resolution