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Return to Walking Program

If you are trying to become healthier, rehabilitating an injury, or looking to take advantage of the scenic views that Washington has to offer, walking/hiking is a great way to achieve those goals. Aerobic exercise is essential to cardiovascular health and the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes (30 minutes/day) [...]

By |March 22nd, 2021|Physical Therapy, Prevention, Walking|0 Comments

Strength and Conditioning Drills to Master Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is a rough sport. Hitting high speed jumps, railing berms, and plowing through tech takes a combination of both strength and stability to stay centered on the bike. As riders progress in skill and speed, it takes dedicated work off the bike to improve their performance on the trails. Strength training may also [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|Exercises, Physical Therapy, Prevention, Seasonal|0 Comments

Challenging the Norm: How to Master the Lunge

As more people are starting to focus on their health and working out at home, bodyweight exercises such as lunges are becoming even more popular. However, many athletes and even trainers perform them improperly in a way that is both less challenging and more prone to injury. The amount of “bad” information from fitness gurus [...]

By |June 16th, 2020|Exercises, New Article, Physical Therapy, Prevention|0 Comments

The Importance of Balance (A.K.A. Not Falling)

Aging is, unfortunately, inevitable. There are creams to exude youthful skin, cushioned shoes to create a spring in your step, and filters galore for your selfies (I just took a photo of myself with my DSLR and was highly disappointed at the result. Photo editing software is not overrated). But one area of aging that [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Exercises, Physical Therapy, Prevention|0 Comments

Postpartum Recovery

In the era of celebrity return to fitness and flat tummies within what feels like one day postpartum, there is a lot of pressure for women to feel that that is ‘normal,’ potentially leading to the belief one’s body is less capable if the same does not happen. In truth, it is well documented that [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Exercises, Physical Therapy, Prevention|0 Comments

Foam Rolling: The Ins and Outs Based on your Goals!

Foam rolling calf If anyone knows me, they know I'm a fan of the foam roller.  If I had to write this blog in emojis, it would be filled with hearts and rainbows and unicorns and blushing smileys with jazz hands.   Being a physical therapist, coach and runner, I have witnessed it's usefulness with my patients [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Exercises, Physical Therapy, Prevention|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

25 Things You Didn’t Know Physical Therapy Could Treat

When most people think of outpatient Physical Therapy, they usually think of the typical orthopedic conditions including sports injuries, strains after car accidents, post-surgical rehab and chronic issues including low back pain. The truth is, Physical Therapists can treat many more conditions than just these. Whether it be working with you to maximize function, improve [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Physical Therapy|0 Comments