Aquatic physical therapy is formally defined as “the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a physical therapist,” which seems to take all the fun out of getting into a pool. But don’t worry, aquati
A physical therapist is a licensed medical professional specializing in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing health and movement problems. In contrast to physicians, doctors of physical therapy do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. Physi
Nobody likes pain — well, almost nobody — but it would be hard to live without it. Pain is what keeps us from sticking our hands into the fire, and it’s often how we know to seek treatment when something is wrong. But there are also times when
Fitness pros these days are talking more and more about mobility. It’s the new big thing — even if it has always been a critical component of health and fitness. While resistance training and flexibility have traditionally gotten all the glory wh
After a year of COVID-19, we’ve all become experts at social distancing. Industries have adapted quickly with changes to everything from the way we watch movies to buying groceries. And as difficult and annoying as much of this has been. Some of th
Chronic pain is defined as any pain that is persistent and lasts for twelve weeks or more in spite of treatment or medication. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an injury but it can also occur without any identifiable cause. Managing chronic pain can
The idea of intermittent fasting has been getting a lot of buzz lately. As weight loss methods go, it’s one of the oldest, whether used intentionally or not. For most of human evolution, intermittent fasting has been a natural part of our lifestyle
When we think of human anatomy and how our bodies are held together, the first things that probably come to mind are bones and muscles wrapped in skin. These are the organs that get all the glory. Often overlooked, however, is the fascia—a thin lay
Remember the old days, back when you were a sullen teenager, and your mother kept telling you to stand up straight? Could she have been any more annoying? You had more important things on your mind than perfect posture.
But now that you’re older
Both heat and ice have long been recommended as treatments for pain and soreness and to help with injury recovery. But do they work? And is one better than the other? Read on to learn when to use heat vs. ice.
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