A snowy weekend could lie ahead, so hopefully everyone is bundling up and staying warm. We definitely notice that when it is cold outside, people tend to come in and say, “Please tell me we are starting with the heat pack so I can warm up a bit,” and in the summer, “Boy it would be nice to cool down on some ice for a bit.” In addition to helping people warm up and cool down, hot and cold packs can have beneficial effects for people who have pain.
Many patients ask me, “which is better for what I have, hot or cold?” There are several answers to that question. Continue reading
What is Normal?
I posted this question last week to social media, and asked several patients. I got some great responses, so thank you to everyone who replied. These are some of the responses I recieved: Continue reading
We see patients in pain every day, and most of these people are coming to physical therapy for the sole reason of eliminating pain. For some it is easier than others, but often I will talk with patients about “getting back to normal.” Or sometimes a patient asks me: “Is this normal?” or “What is normal?”
Interesting question. Continue reading
New Year Kickoff
New Year’s resolutions are more than often a bust! Don’t let yourself down again and try a few of these four tips to hone in a new you for 2016:
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The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year.
That’s why we’ve rounded up these 5 expert-endorsed ways to help you dodge the seasonal blues and stay happy, healthy, and energized:
The holidays are fast-approaching, and our schedules will be busier than ever. Along with the holidays comes the added stress of sticking to a healthy lifestyle. Adhering to your exercise and nutrition habits often gets put on the back burner–when you need them most! Make this year the exception! Here are a few ideas from the staff at Premier to help you succeed through the holidays:
No that’s not a typo. Movember is the month to promote men’s health. In the month formerly known as November, men are encouraged to let their facial hair grow, and act as walking billboards that promote awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer, heart disease and diabetes. For the more daring gentlemen, the mustache is the way to go. Others may choose instead to celebrate No Shave November, which is much more rugged, but equally appropriate. How do you celebrate? Continue reading