Fitness Toolbox: Foam Rollers Aid in Relief, Recovery

Fitness Toolbox: Foam Rollers Aid in Relief, Recovery

Walk into most fitness stores, athletic retailers or gyms, and you’ll see them selling different versions of colorful, cylindrical items of various sizes and thicknesses, all covered in firm, textured foam. The items are called foam rollers, and according to physical...
Did You Know? National Physical Therapy Month Edition

Did You Know? National Physical Therapy Month Edition

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and physical therapists everywhere are jumping at the opportunity to remind people about the important role improved and restored movement has on improving society. “Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily...
Don’t confuse soreness with pain

Don’t confuse soreness with pain

There’s soreness, and then there’s pain. It’s important to not confuse the two, say physical therapists. To active people in general and athletes at all levels, the inability to recognize the differences between muscle soreness and pain can mean pushing your body –...
Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries. Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness or simple disinterest (or both), backpacks...
Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

It turns out our furry friends have more to offer us than companionship and unconditional love. Based on multiple studies, dog owners are generally healthier and more likely to meet national fitness benchmarks than non-owners. How likely? According to the American...
Lower-back pain? Could be your hips.

Lower-back pain? Could be your hips.

It’s well established that about eight in 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And while the causes of such pain often vary, say physical therapists and other medical professionals say that increasingly, in a world that...
Parent Tips: Raise Active & Healthy Kids

Parent Tips: Raise Active & Healthy Kids

With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, physical therapist and other movement...
Exercise May Improve Your Memory & Mood

Exercise May Improve Your Memory & Mood

Orthopedic professionals such as physicians and physical therapists often refer to the human body’s kinetic chain – the notion that all bones, joints and “links” are connected, and that movement in one area can affect function in all areas. While not officially part...