Exercises for Toddlers

by alyssadoyle, November 8, 2016

Although the colder months are quickly approaching now that November is officially here, it is still important for you and your family to stay physically active. We’ve previously highlighted exercises that kids can perform using an exercise ball , and today’s post will focus on simple exercises for toddlers that you and your toddler can enjoy […]


Tips for Relieving Back Pain during your Daily Routine

by alyssadoyle, October 25, 2016

We hope everyone has been enjoying the fall season! Today’s post will highlight a few different ways to help relieve back pain throughout your daily routine. If you missed our first post on back pain, which offered three simple stretches for the lower back, you can view it here. The tips provided today within our […]


Warm Up Exercises for Runners

by alyssadoyle, October 11, 2016

The fall season is a popular time for enjoying time outside, training for fall sports, and participating in road races now that the cooler, crisp temperatures are here. Whether or not you’ve signed up for a local running race or simply just enjoy heading outside for a run, today’s post will highlight exercises that can […]


Exercises for Kids using an Exercise Ball

by alyssadoyle, September 27, 2016

Although the summer is over and the school year has begun, it is still important to remember to get an adequate amount of daily physical activity not only for you but your kids as well! Today on the blog, we’ll be highlighting exercises that kids can perform using an exercise ball. Prior to sitting on […]


Lower Body Exercises

by alyssadoyle, September 13, 2016

We hope September has been off to a great start for everyone! Last month on the blog, we highlighted several quick and easy exercises that you can incorporate into your exercise routine, and in case you missed it, you can view them here . For today’s post, we’ll be sharing additional exercises, specifically targeting the lower […]


How to Use a Suspension Trainer

by alyssadoyle, August 31, 2016

  Today on the blog we’ll be highlighting another great tool that can be added to your exercise routine: a suspension trainer, also commonly referred to as TRX. The suspension trainer can be a great tool for using your own body weight as resistance within a strengthening program. In our PTtip video, Dr. Alex Tan, […]


Trigger Point Release Using the TheraCane and Tennis Ball

by alyssadoyle, August 16, 2016

We’ve highlighted several great tools to use within your exercise routine such as the foam roller, Theraband Flexbar, and Theraband. Today’s post will highlight other great tools that can be used like a simple tennis ball and the TheraCane that can both aid in self-massage techniques for myofascial and trigger point release. In our PTtip […]


On-the-Go Exercises

by alyssadoyle, August 2, 2016

We hope everyone has been enjoying the summer! It is hard to believe that we’re already in the month of August with the start of a new school year quickly approaching. Today’s post will highlight a few quick and easy exercises that you can incorporate into your exercise routine. These are great exercises to have […]


Foam Roller Exercises

by alyssadoyle, July 19, 2016

Today’s post will highlight exercises that help with releasing the muscles and mobilizing the joints of the thoracic spine and releasing your glute muscles through the use of a foam roller. Although one of our very first PTtip videos here at Physical Therapy First, it is a great one to keep in mind with the […]


Strengthening Exercises to Help with Lateral Elbow Pain

by alyssadoyle, July 5, 2016

It is hard to believe that the summer is now officially here after the rather harsh and long winter we had. However, now that the weather is warm and sunny, it is the perfect time to get active and spend time outdoors! It is primetime for outdoor activities like playing tennis, fishing, or golfing, and […]