Blog - Therapy

6 simple exercises to help decrease low back pain

1. Double knee to chest Lay on your back and bring both knees towards your chest until you feel a gentle stretch in the low back; hold for 30 seconds Repeat 3x 2. Hamstring stretch Lay on your back with knees bent; raise one leg towards the ceiling and, using a towel wrapped around… read more

Why I became an Occupational Therapist

I have often been asked why I chose to become a Hand Therapist.  Usually I respond first with “because I don’t like feet,” but this is not the only reason. During my Undergraduate prerequisite and Occupational Therapy training, I found that the coursework included not only the obviously important classes in anatomy, kinesiology, and pathophysiology,… read more

10 Things You Can Do to Manage Low Back Pain

Start a regular exercise routine Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic activity 4-5 days/week Biking, walking and swimming are all great examples of exercise Work your core! The muscles that make up the core, particularly the transverse abdominis (also known as the corset muscle) assist in supporting and protecting the low back Straighten up Society… read more

What is occupational therapy anyway?

Do you know someone who struggles (or struggled) to dress himself or to reach overhead to get something down from a shelf? Or perhaps walking up/down stairs or tending a garden were insurmountable tasks. These daily struggles of real people are what drive Occupational Therapists. All medical providers are concerned with the well being of… read more

How to treat damaged tissue without decreasing your activity level

We all want to avoid cutting back our activity level, but sometimes, injuries make that unavoidable, but why not deal with the injury before it becomes a problem? Why not treat the injury and remain active? Keep running, keep lifting, keep playing tennis. ASTYM is a non-invasive, clinical treatment option that can do just that…. read more

4 suggestions to help your child through physical therapy

1. Let them do this by themselves if possible Hard right? Every parent wants to protect and help his or her little ones, and that’s great! But we think it’s a good idea if your child can come into the gym by himself. We want you in with us for the first appointment, but if… read more