Physical therapy is among the safe and effective alternatives to opioids recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the management of most non-cancer related pain. Whereas opioids only mask the sensation of pain, physical therapists treat pain through movement, hands-on care, exercise, and patient education. Here’s how physical therapists manage pain: 1. Exercise. A
We can’t stop time. But with the right type and amount of physical activity, we can help stave off many age-related health problems and live life to its fullest. Physical therapists are movement experts who can help you optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Here are 9 things physical
It’s pretty common to be less active the older we get, but if we want to remain as healthy as possible, we must incorporate as much physical activity into our daily lives as we can! Thankfully there are many easy ways to increase your levels of activity that most people can include in their every
We wanted to send out a quick message to our current and past patients to let you know we are thinking about you during this difficult time. Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you all again in the clinic soon.
Check out what some of our physical therapists have been up to during physical-distancing: Top L: Mark Andersen-Nissen baked cookies Top R: Jordan Couchon made dinosaur cookies Bottom L: Bob Letendre grilled up some steaks and Bottom R: Kelsy Rayl made cinnamon rolls. #PTIS #manualtherapy #physicaltherapy #physicaldistancing #COVID-19
Are your hips and knees feeling stiff, achy, or even painful? Noticing more discomfort in your joints when standing up and moving around? If so, you’re not alone. This quarantine has taken a toll on many people’s bodies, as it has become much more difficult to maintain the same levels of physical activity at home.