When is it Safe to Return to Play After a Concussion?

When is it Safe to Return to Play After a Concussion?

If a healthcare provider specially-trained in concussion assessment removes you from activity for a suspected concussion, you will be taken through a sideline evaluation to determine if you have sustained a concussion.   If you have been diagnosed wiht a concussion,...

Lazy Summer or Deconditioned?

Lazy Summer or Deconditioned?

The weather is hot, the gym is closed, and you've been relaxing - enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you've been consistently missing your regular run, bike ride, or gym session and notice some aches and pains...

Facts and Myths of Concussion

Facts and Myths of Concussion

FACTS: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury ALL concussions are serious The majority of concussions occur without loss of consciousness Concussions can occur in any sport The majority of concussions are NOT sport-related and most occur as a result of a fall....

You Suspect your Child has a Concussion: What Should You Do?

You Suspect your Child has a Concussion: What Should You Do?

Remove your child from activity immediately Keep your child out of play the day of injury and until they are returned to return to their activity by a healthcare provider who is trained in the assessment and management of concussion care. Seek Medical Attention Right...

What is a Concussion? Signs, Symptoms and Concussion Explained

What is a Concussion? Signs, Symptoms and Concussion Explained

What is a Concussion? A concussion is a common type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by moving forces such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or other part of the body that results an acceleration and deceleration of the brain within the skull.  One common...

Exercise for your Mind, Body and Spirit

Exercise for your Mind, Body and Spirit

Exercise has great benefits for your physical health - it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Why...

Suffering from Dizziness?

Suffering from Dizziness?

We all feel like life is spinning out of control at times, but if you have dizziness, that spinning feeling is for real. A physical therapist trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation can help with many common forms of vertigo and dizziness. In this post we’ll take a look...

Working from Home: Is it Taking a toll on your Neck and Back?

Working from Home: Is it Taking a toll on your Neck and Back?

Working from Home: Is it Taking a toll on your Neck and Back Pain? Many people have begun working from home in the past few months and in most cases, few had much  time for planning as to how their new work environment would be structured.  To further complicate...

Is Telehealth Right For Me

Is Telehealth Right For Me

Telehealth is emerging as a means to provide help to individuals who need healthcare, but for various reasons, are not able to leave their homes to receive care. You may have pursued telehealth visits with your primary doctor or another specialist in the past and you...

Your Smart Phone could be Aging your Spine

Your Smart Phone could be Aging your Spine

Recently my daughter asked how old I was when I got my first "cell phone." I'm going to age myself with this story but here goes.... I proceeded to tell her that I got my first "cell phone" when I was in Physical Therapy Graduate School and that my "cell phone" was in...

Back Pain Can Be A Real Pain In The Tush

Back Pain Can Be A Real Pain In The Tush

I am a SOCCER MOM. I love being a SOCCER MOM.  I love watching my daughter play in all kinds of sports. And I really like watching her and her Socca Sistas play Soccer.  (I also love coaching her Basketball Team but the joys of that I will save for another post). ...

Is Your MRI Misleading?

Is Your MRI Misleading?

Is your MRI Misleading? “Herniated Disc” “Slipped Disc” “Bulging Disc” “Spinal Stenosis” “Degenerative Changes” “Facet Syndrome” “Sciatica” “Degenerative Arthritis” Do any of these terms sound familiar to you? Maybe you have suffered from back or neck pain for far too...