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Staying Injury-Free with Yard Work

Maintaining a yard and landscaping could be a full time job. Unfortunately, most of us also have many other demands on our time and must fit the yard work into weekends and evenings, trying to get as much done in as little time as possible. This weekend yardwork warrior method can set you up for [...]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Prevention, Seasonal|0 Comments

How to Survive Hiking Season without Knee Pain

The sun is starting to make a more consistent appearance in the Pacific Northwest and hiking season is about to commence. The Snoqualmie Valley is situated in ideal proximity to many beautiful hiking trails, but if you have knee pain you may be worried about being able to participate in hiking at all this season. [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Prevention, Seasonal, Walking|0 Comments

The Abdominal Chronicles II: What Your Abs Say About You!

We’ve all done it: looked in the mirror sideways (preferably after not eating for a few hours), tightened our core, and assessed how we’re going to look when bathing suit season rolls around. But what actually defines a ‘good’ midsection? According to multiple resources, waist circumference and abdominal obesity are linked to risk of death [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Abdominal Chronicles Series|0 Comments

The Abdominal Chronicles I: Abdominal Separation after Pregnancy

We all know that pregnancy changes the female body significantly over the 40 weeks a little one takes to develop. Some of these changes completely disappear after birth, some take a little longer, and some can stick around and affect the body for years to come. Diastasis recti (DR), or separation of the abdominals near the belly button, is one of those pregnancy changes […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Abdominal Chronicles Series|0 Comments

Edge Welcomes Three New PTs!

Edge has been growing and would like to introduce its newest providers:   Chrissy Phillips joined us in November and brings along a dancing background. She loves helping her patients achieve their goals through manual and therapeutic interventions, and is excited to help Edge grow its Pelvic Floor program. Jilliann Postforoosh started off the New [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

The Importance of Posture

Headaches, low back pain, shoulder impingement, jaw pain. What do all of these have in common? Believe it or not, but poor posture may be a contributor to each of these issues. Posture is a major factor leading to many chronic and insidious orthopedic health conditions, as well as may prolong or inhibit the healing [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Back Pain, Posture|0 Comments

Low Back Pain and Core Training

If you are suffering from low back pain, you are not alone. Studies show that 80% of people will have low back pain in their lifetime and at any given moment 31 million Americans will be experiencing this pain. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the world. Although low [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Back Pain, Exercises|0 Comments

To Stretch or Not to Stretch, That is the Question.

Stretching has long been questioned as an important part of an exercise routine. After all, often stretching doesn’t feel like exercise, it can be slightly uncomfortable, and it takes some time (who has time to sit and touch your toes when you have a coffee date waiting?!). Thus in lies the great debate: to stretch [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Exercises, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

When Will I Get Better?

As a Physical Therapist, patients ask me every day “When will I get better?”. This is a simple question with a complicated answer. Physical Therapy is not always a quick fix but instead often takes longer than people may be expecting in order to achieve the best results. Along with assisting tissue healing, Physical Therapy [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

5 Ways To Avoid Needing Physical Therapy

Yes, we all know Physical Therapy is awesome and the highlight of any patient’s day. But let’s be honest, preventing injuries requiring Physical Therapy in the first place is even better. Here are some simple tips to help you stay healthy and out of the clinic. Stay active “Motion is lotion.” “Use it or lose [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Physical Therapy, Prevention|0 Comments