Healthy Development of Our Kids: Why Motor Milestones Matter! 

Gross motor skills are the foundation of exploration and are the building blocks of movement that allows for experiences that infants and toddlers learn from. This is why it is so important to be committed to helping your children with early movement as they develop these skills and reach their developmental milestones.

Hiking to Wellbeing – One Step at a Time

If the wilderness is calling you, remember it is important to adequately prepare for your adventures. From your fitness to your gear, learn what you can do to set yourself up for a fun, injury-free hiking season, including 9 exercises designed to lay a foundation for strengthening and balance.

Forming a New, Healthy Habit with Yoga 

Chances are, you know a lot of people who practice yoga, or have at least tried yoga before. The reasons we choose to do yoga are endless! Research shows people experience physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational benefits with the help of yoga.

Yoga and Physical Therapy

When blended, the combination of physical therapy and a regular yoga practice can increase improvement in flexibility, strength and balance while also supporting the management of pain and stress. Sun Salutations, in particular, bring balance to spinal and full-body movement that PTs emphasize daily with our patients and ourselves.

Childhood Growing Pains – 10 Things Parents and Caregivers Should Know 

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Symptoms of growing pains can be felt even when kids are not experiencing a growth spurt. Research is limited on what causes kids leg pain, but that does not mean their pain is not real. A physical therapist can work with your child to reduce pain, improve function, and get back them back to the things they love.

Take a Swing at Better Health 

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Most of us may never have the flawless golf swings that the pros do, but we can improve by working on our fitness. Training can provide the physical tools necessary to hit the ball farther and straighter. Improving our strength, flexibility, and endurance also reduces risk of injury.

Aging in Place — Mobility Matters 

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If staying in your home as you grow older is important to you, make sure you maintain your strength and mobility so that you’re able to physically do the things you need to do in order to safely care for yourself. These 5 moves can help prepare you for aging in place.

Workplace Wellness: The Benefits of Stretching

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Whether you’re at home, school or work, simple stretches done frequently throughout the day is one of the best ways to keep moving and stay healthy. Add these moves to your routine and make stretching a daily habit to improve your posture while avoiding aches and pains.

4 Strategies for a Stronger Immune System

We each have the capacity to strengthen our immune systems. Our daily habits and routines impact our ability to defend ourselves against the things that make us sick. Take steps toward a healthier tomorrow through these four strategic actions.

6 Creative Ways to Move More at Work

Prioritizing your health while at work doesn’t have to be difficult. Add simple movements throughout the day to increase your weekly physical activity and boost your health and fitness while making it easier to reach your goals. A physical therapist can help you overcome obstacles and get started today.

Finding Success by Setting Goals that Matter to You

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While each aspect of setting SMART goals matters, what truly distinguishes the successful endeavors from the unsuccessful is whether or not the goals matter to the person setting them. When a goal is autonomous there is a greater willingness to push toward success, even in the face of adversity.

5 Tips to Avoid & Alleviate Aches and Pains While Traveling

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Long road trips and airplane flights mean a lot of sitting, which can lead to a lot of pain and discomfort. But travel doesn’t have to mean sore muscles and joints, just incorporate these top 5 five traveling tips and arrive refreshed and pain-free.

5 Simple Ideas to Keep Kids Active Over the Holidays

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The holiday season is full of opportunities for fun family time, but without some planning, the long break from school can send kids spiraling into a pattern of too much screen time. While there’s certainly room for rest and recharge during the holidays, it’s important to make healthy, active choices everyday too – for our […]

Get Moving! How Physical Therapy Can Help Combat Depression

Physical therapy is an obvious choice when you’ve injured your shoulder, sprained an ankle or are battling low back pain. But did you know that PTs are also trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions? According to current guidelines, depression includes experiencing five or more of the […]

Top 3 Tips & Exercises for Reducing Your Risk of Falling During Winter

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Don’t you love the sound of the frozen leaves crunching underneath your feet? That beautiful sheen of white across a grassy field. The winter is a time of peace and rest, but we all know we still need to stay physically active. Yet, as the outdoor conditions change with the season, various factors come into play that can affect our balance and our ability to prevent a […]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Diabetes Patients

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which is an opportune time for us to highlight some basic facts about this condition and to explain how physical therapy as a supplementary treatment can help patients manage it.

My Journey on Mount Rainier

So, everyone knows how 2020 started. It was a new decade, a new year, and for me full of new goals. I was planning on putting my name in for the lottery to backpack the Wonderland Trail for the 5th time (the 100-mile trail that goes around Mt. Rainier). I thought since my 35th birthday […]

Preventing Falls is Serious Business – Test Your Fall Risk

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Why should you be concerned about preventing falls? In active people over 65 who fall and break a hip, more than half never return to their previous level of activity. Falls are the number one cause of accidental death in adults over 65 years of age. What causes falls? There are many reasons why people fall […]

How To Create a “Well” Space in the Midst of Chaos

The road we travel will have hills, peaks, valleys, and some potholes. Luckily, there are many things we can do to maximize our health and our ability to navigate this journey with more peace, grace, and comfort. THE FOUR PILLARS Think of your health as a house on top of four pillars, one in each […]

Breathing — An Integral Component of COVID-19 Recovery

Throughout the world, scientists and doctors have been working diligently to understand the prolonged, adverse effects of Post-COVID Syndrome. Also known as long-COVID or long-haulers, the condition is defined by a wide-range of symptoms that last weeks, or even months, after a person no longer has any detectable virus in their body. While research is underway to test several theories about what causes symptoms to persist, experts remain unable to predict who will develop Post-COVID Syndrome. Reports indicate that people […]