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FIGHTING THE WINTER BLUES

Feb 01, 2019
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…

FOAM ROLLING - WHAT'S ALL THE HYPE?

Foam rollers – they’re everywhere! You’ve seen them in gyms, physical therapy clinics, and on the sidelines of professional sporting events and marathons. But what exactly do they do, and how do they work?   Foam Rollers for Massage Therapy What Are They? Foam rollers are dense pieces of just that…

STAYING MOTIVATED WITH NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Another year, another resolution Exercise is an infamous New Year’s resolution. Many make them, most will break them. This year, did your resolution slip?  Here are some motivational tips to keep yourself going throughout the year: Set SMART goals. Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable,…

SURVIVE SNOW SHOVEL SEASON

Winter is coming.   We can thank Game of Thrones for that moniker but it’s something that all Vermonters have known for generations – we cannot escape the winter!  Granted, the weather this year has been funky but we’re still headed for months of snow and ice and cold.  If we decide to reside in this…

COOKING WITH KATIE - VEGAN COCONUT CURRY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

I have to admit, I really am not a good cook.  Currently, I can make about 10 different recipes and typically they involve smothering everything in cheese.  In college, I remember calling my mother to ask her how to tell if the water was boiling so I could make a pot of noodles. So, take my word for…

DRY NEEDLING: WHAT'S ALL OF THE BUZZ?

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 tightness and trigger points by using a small, sterile filament (needle) that is inserted into…

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. Why PT360 for Physical Therapy in Vermont? With multiple…