Posture headaches, text neck and your computer

Part two: Posture related headaches According to Eric Christensen, DPT at Chandler Physical Therapy at his headache workshop, a common pattern that exacerbates headaches is called “upper crossed posture”. We call it “head forward posture”, or you may have also heard it called “text neck”. The shoulders are rounded forward, the neck is stretched out […]

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (3 of 3)

Tip #3: The importance of Self-Care   We all know we should take better care of ourselves throughout the Holidays, but with most of our non-work time being allotted to social engagements of the Season, it’s difficult to truly take care of ourselves in the ways that are best for our bodies. Dehydration, poor diet […]

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (2 of 3)

Tip #2: It’s okay to say NO – Setting Boundaries   Let’s face it, the Holiday season is full of so many invites and so little time. From Thanksgiving dinners, to Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve soirees, you may find every possible morning, noon, and night filled on every weekend if you’re not careful. […]

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (1 of 3)

Tip #1 – Organize, Prioritize, and Consolidate your gift purchases There is nothing more stressful than waiting until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping… the things you want are already sold out or are no longer available in the size or color you need. You do find it, but it’s on backorder, or […]

Hip Labrum and FAI surgery recovery: Week 11, no pain!

I can’t believe how good I feel! I feel almost normal. Really!! All the pain that I was experiencing for two years is GONE. All of the surgical pain is gone, too. All that remains is the joint and muscle soreness from all the strengthening in physical therapy, and the muscles learning to move again […]

Deep Tissue massage versus Neuromuscular Therapy

We get this question all the time: How is Neuromuscular Therapy different from Deep Tissue Massage? As the name suggests, “Deep Tissue Massage” is a form of massage that works the general muscle tissue, accessing deeper layers of tissue. The treatment is usually listed on a resort or day spa menu, and described as a […]

Improving Your Golf Game

Improving your score Can we really do that? As a few clients can attest, it’s possible. 🙂 One of the most common recreational reasons a new client walks through our doors is the pain or decreased mobility from the game of golf. They are frustrated because they hurt during or after play, are tired of […]

Hip Labrum and FAI surgery recovery: Week 1

Labrum surgery recovery: The first five days were rough, although I was in better shape than I had expected to be. If you are needing to have this surgery, make sure you have help 24/7 for the first 5-7 days. I needed help with *everything*, especially getting up to go to the bathroom overnight. The […]

Hip labrum and FAI surgery: Week and Day of Surgery

My last post about my hip labrum and FAI surgery indicated that my surgery date was going to be 12/15/15. I had my pre-op testing at the hospital on 12/1 which included a complete blood count, EKG and chest X-ray. I received a call the next morning from my surgeon, Dr. Tim Bert‘s, office (Hedley […]

The best birthday present ever – Madison McHugh is walking!

We’d like to take a moment to wish Madison McHugh a very happy 2nd birthday!! She received a special gift this week – the special walker that she needs in order to try walking. As of yet, Madison has been unable to walk and has been in leg braces in order to provide some stability […]