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GOLF AND YOUR LOW BACK

May 13, 2022
Many local golfers are itching to get back on the course as the weather starts to warm up, and we need to make sure our backs and bodies are prepared for the demands required of us to swing the club efficiently. Low…

SITTING VS. STANDING AT WORK

The latest research continues to show that prolonged sitting at work creates a multitude of health problems including obesity and increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers all of which can lead to a shortened life expectancy. Even if you exercise regularly, the risks are still there.…

PT 360 POST CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME PROGRAM (PCS)

My child suffered a concussion and I’m not sure what to do… The first step is seeking medical care. If your child has an athletic trainer that works in the school, take your child to see them. If not, visit your pediatrician or primary care practitioner. You will be advised to have them rest, both physically…

MANAGING A NEW INJURY

Everyone has it happen: a small twist of the ankle, a tweak of your knee, or a fall on your wrist. And now that body part is sore, swollen, and you aren’t sure what to do with it. I’m here to give a few tips on how to treat that soreness for the first couple days. First of all, this is a natural response…

PT360 WELCOMES LISA TIDMAN AS NEW OWNER

PT360 is excited to welcome its first new owner, Lisa Tidman into our cooperative family. Lisa is a physical therapist assistant, massage therapist, and yoga instructor. She has been employed at PT360 for two years. We have expanded from 11 to 12 owners and look forward to extending the arm of ownership…

GETTING THE RIGHT MASSAGE

Massage Therapy Massage therapy has been studied in pain management for a long time, and has been found to provide effective relief for a variety of conditions. Whether you suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, shoulder pain, low back pain or some other form of chronic pain, research indicates that massage…

AVOIDING THE WINTER HIBERNATION MOVEMENT

With the onset of cold temperatures, snow, and ice, there is a tendency for many of us to minimize our physical activities and stay inside where it is warm and dry.  Unfortunately, little to no physical activity, over-indulgence throughout the Holiday season, and too much cheer can add up to unwanted…

ADDRESSING YOUR JAW PAIN

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to unwind a little and take care of yourself. One of the potential side effects of activities like standing in line for last minute holiday gifts, bringing the extended family together, and eating holiday treats, can be jaw pain and soreness. Did you know that…

PREVENTING WINTER FALLS: TIPS & BALANCE EXERCISES

The snow and ice have arrived putting us all at increased risk of falling. To avoid fall-related injury, follow these three pieces of advice: Wear proper footwear: Preferably a shoe or boot with a rubber sole to prevent slipping.Be aware of your surroundings: Be sure your walkway has been salted and…

SHOVELING WITH BACK PAIN

Now that the snow has begun flying everyone is outside with a shovel since that snow blower can only reach so far. If you suffer from low back pain and still need to get outdoors to clear off a walk way or a deck here is how to do so without putting your back in jeopardy. Be sure to perform a pelvic…

WINTER BLUES? START MOVING AND YOU MIGHT FEEL BETTER!

It’s the winter solstice! That means you’ve made it to the shortest day of the year, but for some reason, you still feel terrible. Ever wonder why? You could be one of thousands of people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the winter blues. If you have SAD, your mood likely…