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SHOULDER RECOVERY FOR SUMMER SPORTS

Jul 05, 2019
Summers in Vermont are short and sweet.  The three months of warmth and sunshine are packed full of lake and mountain activities such as walking, hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, canoeing, kayaking,…

FIGHTING THE WINTER BLUES

The winter blues are real!  Yes, most of us choose to live in Vermont either for the long winters or in spite of them.  Either way, it’s a few months into our winter season and, I’m sure Punxsutawney Phil will agree, we have a couple more months to go. So what can be done instead of waiting for winter…

PREPARING FOR SURGERY? CONSIDER THESE TIPS!

Undergoing surgery, or even the process of deciding whether or not to, can be a very stressful time in one’s life. The lead up to a surgery can be overwhelming; from scheduling pre-op appointments and tests to figuring out insurance coverage, all while possibly juggling a full time job and family life. As…

MEDICARE PART B UPDATE FOR 2019

If you are enrolled in Original Medicare Part B, that means you have coverage for services related to physicians, outpatient hospitals, home health, outpatient physical therapy, and other care not covered by Medicare Part A. If you are receiving Part B care in 2019, here are a few changes and a few things…

HOLIDAY FUN WITHOUT THE GUILT

December is always a challenging month when it comes to food and trying to eat healthy.  It seems like everywhere you turn, there are plates of holiday cookies or a Christmas party of some sort to attend. I have a few tips on how to enjoy those parties and holiday meals without the guilt! 1.     DON’T…

YOU DO YOU - A Review of Present Over Perfect By Shauna Niequist - PART 2

There’s a passage in the Bible where God says to the snow, “Fall on the earth.” He then says to the rain-shower, “Be a mighty downpour.”   I discovered these passages as I continued reading Shauna Niequist’s Present over Perfect and like Niequist, something changed in me when I read those words.  Everything…

HOW TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

It is estimated that only 7% of the U.S population have utilized physical therapy services this year – what about the other 93% that haven’t?  Considering that physical therapy is intended for those who are injured, who are post-surgical, and who are looking for preventative medicine, one would expect…

THE MYSTERIOUS ROTATOR CUFF

The Rotator Cuff Occasionally mispronounced as the “rotator cup”, “that rotating thing,” and/or the “rotary cuff.”  You’ve probably heard your co-worker, family member, and/or neighbor talking about this daunting part of the shoulder. Often times, when someone injures his/her shoulder, friends and family…

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

“It takes a village to raise a child”   It’s an African proverb that we’ve all heard before, highlighting the importance of the community with helping children to experience the world and grow in a safe environment.  Nowhere is that more true than in the world of Special Olympics.  Many of us know…

COOKING WITH KATIE - TURMERIC CHICKPEA CHICKEN SOUP

Did you know that turmeric has been used for centuries for its natural healing properties? The Arthritis Foundation cites several studies show evidence for turmeric reducing inflammation in people with arthritis. Not only that, but turmeric has been said to aid in digestion, reduce the risk of cancer,…

MAKING INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS: FROM CHILE TO VERMONT

On September 25th, 2018, Andrea Onetto began her four week fellowship with PT360 and she came all the way from Chile!  Andrea is a physical therapist in her home country of Chile, where she has completed her schooling and opened her own private practice a few years ago at a young age.  She applied through…