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Strengthening Exercises to Help with Lateral Elbow Pain

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 […]

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Using Leukotape for Shin Splints

Leuko-taping, as described in our PTtip video on how to apply leukotape to treat plantar fasciitis and heel pain, is a taping technique our therapists like to use on our patients to help relieve pain such as with plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or shin splints. Today’s post will focus specifically on how to effectively apply leukotape […]

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Shoulder Range of Motion and Exercises on How to Improve It

The summer months are finally here, and baseball season is in full swing! For all the baseball players out there and for those who enjoy playing catch outside in the warm summer weather, today’s post will feature how to test your shoulder range of motion to determine if you have tightness in your throwing shoulder […]

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Simple Stretches for the Lower Back

  Many of us have experienced tightness in our lower backs at some point or another during our daily lives. Have you felt stiffness in your lower back first thing in the morning after waking up or at different times throughout the day like after a long car ride or prolonged sitting? In our PTtip […]

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Hip Strengthening Exercises

  Did you read our last two blog posts featuring desk exercises and seated chair exercises that can be performed anywhere with simply the use of a chair? Today’s post is keeping with the same theme of exercises that can be performed anywhere and will feature hip strengthening exercises! These exercises are great in that they […]

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Seated Chair Exercises

Our last blog post featured desk exercises for neck tension that can be performed while sitting at your workstation. Today’s post will highlight additional exercises that can be performed while seated as well. These exercises are great in that they simply require the use of a chair and can be modified by either using weights […]

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Desk Exercises for Neck Tension

  In keeping with the theme of stretches for the upper extremity, today’s post will highlight simple stretches for your neck muscles. Despite the sunny and warm spring weather, many of us may find ourselves sitting at a desk and working on a computer for long hours throughout the day. Sitting with poor posture and […]

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Warm Up Exercises for Spring Sports

Although it may be hard to believe spring is finally here given the harsh weather we had this past winter, it’s now time for the spring sports season to officially begin! With each sport, it’s important to remember to include a proper warm up and cool down routine each time you practice and play. In […]

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Thera-band Exercises for the Upper Body

Today’s post will highlight upper body exercises that can be performed using a thera-band. Thera-bands, also commonly known as exercise bands, are a great piece of exercise equipment to have in order to perform resistive exercise to assist in strengthening your muscles. Thera-bands are also great to have when ‘on-the-go’ as an easy way to […]

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A Healthy Heart: Walking and Easy Stretches

Although American Heart Month has come and gone, it is still important to keep in mind EVERY month why we acknowledge the importance of heart health and ways to keep our hearts healthy. One way to help reduce our risk of developing heart disease is to maintain a physically active lifestyle. Walking is one easy […]

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