As a physical therapist I am used to treating pain. Pain is often viewed as a physical response to injury, but it is very emotional as well. We can feel emotional pain from harm, change, and loss just to name a few. Many of us are experiencing emotional pain due to these and other reasons […]read more »
We’ve all been told at some point to “stand up straight!”, but what does good posture really entail? Correct standing posture involves alignment of our spine and shoulders over our pelvis with knees and ankles stacked under our hips. It can feel overwhelming to try and maintain this all at once so try this: sit at […]read more »
By Stacey Ellingson, PT, DPT When I was in physical therapy school, my program very briefly touched on the pelvic floor; we were instructed to learn the anatomy, offered a lecture, and then guided as “this is something you can pursue with additional education f you have interest.” At the time, I had no interest. […]read more »
Childbirth is an incredible experience and the care of a new child frequently takes priority over the mother’s recovery. Many fail to see the all-encompassing impact of pregnancy and childbirth on a woman’s body. During pregnancy, hormones prepare the body for birth by loosening many of the important ligaments in the back and pelvis, therefore […]read more »
A recent study conducted by IDC1 found that 4 out of 5 individuals reach for their phones within 5 minutes of waking and then keep it with them for all but 2 hours a day. In this tech savvy world we find ourselves looking down at our mobile devices more and more frequently and now […]read more »
The Graston Technique® effectively breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation that causes pain and restricted mobility. Used by therapists, the stainless steel instruments comb over and “catch” on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies areas of restriction. The instruments enable clinicians to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect the […]read more »
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 – by Stop Sports Injuries Kinesiotaping has been around for more than 25 years assisting the sports medicine practitioner in the areas of pain management, sports performance, physical therapy and athletic training. This taping method was designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to the muscles […]read more »
Here is an interesting article I came across that talks about this trend we are seeing in our young athletes. Worth a read. -Diane By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Sometimes physicians will notice a medical trend well before science confirms its existence. That has been the case with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, the main […]read more »
“Ergonomics” is derived from the Greek words “ergon,” meaning work and “nomoi,” meaning natural laws. At Flex, we help people and companies create ergonomic workspaces and habits that help match human capabilities to work demands, naturally.
An ergonomic work space helps prevent on-the-job injuries associated with repetitive motion, awkward posture and other factors which place workers at high risk for injury or pain.