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The McKenzie Method
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally researched system of assessment and management for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders. The McKenzie Method was developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. Since its conception It has been widely used all over the world for more than 60 years!
Healthy Tips for back to school!
It’s that time of year everyone! Whether we like it or not, summer is drawing to an end which can only mean one thing: Back to school time! Whether you yourself are in school or you have a child in school it’s important to establish or re-established healthy habits to ensure success and a happy well being. Making sure to get to bed at a routine time is crucial for successful learning. Having everything ready to go the night before to limit stress in the morning is very helpful routine to establish as well.
Working as a physical therapist assistant one injury that is always prevalent among all ages is back pain. Most people have experienced some back pain in their life for one reason or another. There is some evidence that suggests inversion therapy may help relieve back pain.
What gets you motivated to move
Exercise. Sometimes it’s really hard to do it. It’s not that it is actually hard but the idea of it can seem daunting. You are cozy on the couch watching your favorite show. And you don’t want to get up. So why do it? Studies show that exercise is as effective as antidepressants to elevate your mood.
How to make yourself taller! And why it matters
While the average height of men and women has increased over the centuries, we are now in an age of actively making ourselves shorter. With cell phones, lap tops, desktops, tablets and more, we are contributing to shrinking ourselves by constant slouching- also known as poor posture.
Dr. Robot at your service
Hip replacements and knee replacement are very common with a growing senior population with varied outcomes. The use of robots to perform or assist in these surgeries may be the solution to eliminate human error and are being used more frequently.
Tape looks cool but what does it do?
Taping for injuries has a long history, but it has really evolved over the past few decades. While in the past taping had been used to prevent movement in the hopes to limit pain, kinesiogy tape is now more widely used to reduce pain while allowing maximum range of motion.
Why post workout recovery matters
I always find myself better at keeping up with exercise in the summer than the winter. Whenever you workout you always want to make sure you are doing it safely and helping to build yourself up rather than run yourself down. Here are some tips for a healthy workout recovery!
We now offer Dry Needling as one of the tools towards your recovery. It is highly beneficial for pain relief, scar tissue remodeling, improving mobility in acute as well as chronic injuries.
Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke?
As the summer season has set in and the weather has warmed, many people are moving their activities outside. Whether it is a sporting event or a picnic with friends- being outside in the hot temperatures can take a toll on your body.