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DRY NEEDLING: WHAT'S ALL OF THE BUZZ?

Nov 10, 2017
In the last few years, dry needling, which was first taught to physical therapists in 1997, has become a more commonly used technique to help expedite patients’ recovery. It is used to target muscle tissue…

PRACTICING MINDFULNESS: GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY BETTER!

Life is hectic. Between our jobs, taking care of our families, pets, plants, homes, etc., there is hardly a spare moment in the day to focus on ourselves. Thus, it’s no wonder most of us experience stress of varying degrees, which can negatively impact our emotional and physical states. Mindfulness…

WHAT WIKIPEDIA CAN'T TELL YOU ABOUT A CONCUSSION - PART 2

This is the continuation of our blog posting from Sept 28th on concussion prevalence, symptoms, & testing.  Part 2 focuses on concussion managements & recovery - make sure you read Part 1 if you haven't already! How should we manage a concussion? A properly trained allied health care team should have…

WHAT WIKIPEDIA CAN’T TELL YOU ABOUT A CONCUSSION – PART 1

With fall sports in full swing, the incidence of concussions will be on the rise. A recent study reveals that concussion diagnoses jumped 71% for 10-19 year-olds over the past six years. The good news is that these surges may not truly indicate an increased incidence of concussions sustained by athletes…

AQUATIC FITNESS

What is Aquatic Fitness? Water has been, and still remains, the best environment to achieve full function, regardless of the injury.  Water improves motion and flexibility.  The warmth of the water (92°F SALT WATER in our pools) and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce…

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Vermont once again was ranked in the top 10 healthiest states in the United States in 2016. Many Vermonters therefore enjoy being active and taking charge of their health, which includes seeking out physical therapy if an ache or pain pops up. With multiple physical therapy clinics in Chittenden County…

BENEFITS OF TISSUE RELEASE BALLS FOR SELF MASSAGE & PAIN RELIEF

Through the evolution of exercise and fitness programs, tissue release balls (or lacrosse balls) are being used more regularly for massage and to reduce tightness in muscles. Unlike tennis balls, these balls are hard and dense and can be powerful massage tool for many areas of the body, if done correctly. Using…

LYME & TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Lyme and Tick Borne Disease is a serious problem that is caused by two types of bacteria: borrelia mayonii and borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease (TBD) however there are numerous other tick-borne diseases that can be transmitted if/when you are bitten by a deer tick…

CHANGING SEASONS AND EXERCISE ROUTINES

The calendar tells us that it’s winter and with that (usually) comes cold temperatures, causing many Vermonters to transition their exercise from local bike paths and hiking trails to indoor gyms.  Indoor training is great, especially for those Vermonters who are sensitive to colder temperatures, or…

BODY MECHANICS FOR THE FALL CLEAN-UP

Fall is approaching!  With that in mind, it is important for us to take into consideration all of the lawn and yardwork people will be completing in the upcoming months.  Performing this work can be physically taxing and knowing how to work smarter and more safely can be extremely beneficial for our…

DO YOU NEED FOOT ORTHOTICS?

If you are having consistent pain in your ankles or feet,  this may be because your foot is hitting the ground in an improper position. The most common is over-pronation where your foot and ankle excessively rolls in.  Most times, your arch collapses towards or on the ground, putting tremendous strain on…