Rachel Long, PT, DPT Graston Technique® is a form of manual therapy referred to as IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization). The specialized stainless steel instruments amplify the feel of soft tissue restrictions to the therapist's hands (similar to how a stethoscope amplifies the sound of a heartbeat) and are designed to detect more subtle soft tissue … Continue reading Graston Technique®
The weather is hot, the gym is closed, and you've been relaxing - enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you've been consistently missing your regular run, bike ride, or gym session and notice some aches and pains showing up, you might have … Continue reading Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?
Chances are, you or someone you know has had back pain. Each year 15% of the population has their first episode of back pain, and over the course of our lives, 80% of us will have back pain. Even though back pain is common, the medical community does a poor job managing it. Stories of … Continue reading #GetPT1st For Back Pain
By Rachel Long, PT, DPT Snapping hip syndrome is a condition characterized by a click that you can feel and/or hear in the front or the side of the hip. It can occur with or without pain. There are two main classifications of snapping hip (extra-articular and intra-articular) based on the source of the snapping. … Continue reading Snapping Hip Syndrome
Many people are now focused on fitness regimes that they can perform outside of a gym. It's worth taking a look at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as "sound physically and mentally, healthy." Using that definition, many "fitness" routines fall short of the goal. If you don't enjoy running and dread every … Continue reading Fitness With a Side of Dysfunction?
With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer, … Continue reading Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team
By: Chris Brehm, PT, DPT If you are recovering from COVID-19 (whether or not you had a hospital/ICU stay), our multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation program can help you. We still do not yet know the full impact that COVID-19 will have on survivors, including those who have recovered from asymptomatic COVID-19. We do know that abnormal … Continue reading Lifeline can help you recover from COVID 19
By Rachel Long, PT, DPT As summer approaches, there are more opportunities to work on your golf game. Don’t forget to protect your back! Here we share some helpful hints so you can continue playing safely and pain free. Lifting your bag out of the trunk Avoid reaching into the trunk and lifting your bag … Continue reading 4 Tips to Keep Your Back Safe During Golfing
What is the Lifeline Difference in our pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiac therapy program? It’s our skilled multidisciplinary staff. Optimal management of respiratory and cardiac diseases involves an integrated care approach. The cornerstones of the multidisciplinary, collaborative approach at Lifeline are physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and social work. The team at Lifeline has experience in how … Continue reading The Lifeline Difference
Because of the closures of physician's offices, stoppages of elective surgeries, and social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you're one of them and you haven't seen your PT yet, youshould. Here are some reasons why: Early PT leads to better outcomesStudies … Continue reading Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic