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MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH: A CONVERSATION WITH COL CARROLL "BUD" OCKERT, US ARMY, RET.

May 10, 2019
 "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."  --James Allen   It’s May, which means that it’s Military Appreciation month, and I can’t help but wonder how many people know this or better…

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…

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…