Return To Play After Concussion

Effects of a Concussion

Return To Play After A Concussion How Physical Therapy Can Help in Concussion Assessment, Treatment & Clearance for Return to Sport Written by Jacob Vogel, Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer The National Football League (NFL) has been in hot water recently in the wake of the suspected mismanagement of Tua Tagovailoa’s head injuries. […]

Top 5 Summer Activities to Promote Gross Motor Skills

Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids to Build Gross Motor Skills

Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids to Promote Gross Motor Skills From Pediatric Specialist Mandy Agbannawag, PT, DPT The summer heat may be here, but there are still lots of ways to keep your kids busy and building their gross motor skills. Here are the top 5 activities from Pediatric Specialist Mandy Agbannawag, PT, DPT: […]

Occupational Therapy & Me

Custom orthoses for various ailments

Occupational Therapy & Me A conversation with Stephanie Lendroth, OTD, OTR/L Why Occupational Therapy? My grandma originally gave me the idea to become an occupational therapist when I was in high school. She was receiving home health services and could envision me as an OT someday. Since then, I have volunteered in a variety of […]

What Is Cupping?

What Is Cupping?​ Cupping is a treatment that was developed in Eastern medicine to help increase blood flow to an area of the body.  It has recently become a very popular tool in the physical therapy world as a manual therapy technique.  Cupping is a form of manual therapy where a cup is placed on […]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Is Sitting the New Smoking?​ I think we’ve all been there- it’s 9:30am, and we’re stunned out of a daydream, or even vegetative state in front of a 8-5 roost. Is there a better way to approach workstation life, or much ‘ado about nothing?   Over the past 15 years we’ve witnessed larger corporations overhaul their work environments […]

The Cost of Falling

The Cost of Falling​ What’s the big deal? “Fall” is considered a bad word by every physical therapist. In school, we learned to prevent falls at absolutely all costs, because of the costs incurred by people who fall. Did you know that the average fall costs about $40,000 in the United States? Falls are even […]

Is your Diet Affecting your Ability to Heal?

Is Your Diet Affecting Your Ability to Heal?​ we’re forgetting something Dealing with chronic pain or an injury to your body can be difficult. Most people are aware of the common strategies to help them feel better. You may be resting, using ice or heat and even using medications. One aspect that most people do […]

Does Posture Really Matter?

Does Posture Really Matter?​ Posture basics Do you remember your mother always telling you to sit up straight when you were growing up? Why the constant reminder to correct your posture? Why does it matter? Posture is the position your body holds when you are standing or sitting. An ideal posture for sitting is having […]

Do You Know Where Every Bathroom in Town Is Located?

Do You Know Where Every Bathroom in Town is Located?​ If Your Answer is Yes… You may be experiencing increased urinary frequency and urgency causing you to deal with discomfort, annoyance, and inconvenience. There are several reasons that may be contributing factors. bladder irritants  The first reason can be from consuming bladder irritants. Bladder irritants […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Working from Home

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Working from Home Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not a new term to many of us. It is commonly thought of as a condition seen in those working on computers or with their hands, but what many people are now realizing is that the computer set up that you spend most of […]