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Study Shows Cardio Exercise Aids Stroke Survivors

Study Shows Cardio Exercise Aids Stroke Survivors

Following a stroke, the rehabilitation process often focuses on improving the survivor’s ability to move and perform everyday tasks, with a lesser emphasis on general aerobic fitness.  This is likely a mistake – at least when it comes to long-term...

6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

October is National Physical Therapy month, a time when physical therapists like Bret Adams of Boise not only celebrate their profession, but also educate others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health and vitality of...

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Tips for Optimizing Flexibility

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Tips for Optimizing Flexibility

Many have grown up with the understanding that, whenever you’re about to work out, compete or otherwise push your body, it’s important to stretch immediately before the activity in order to prevent injury and perform your best. ...

Children’s Sports and Exercise

So far, the new year is starting off great.  I have a wonderful staff that produces great results and we are already discharging patients who have actively followed through on their home exercise program.  I cannot stress enough how crucial it is to continue your home...

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEDICAL VISITS

TIPS TO ASSIST IN GETTING THE MOST OUR OF YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY APPOINTMENTS Making an appointment with your physical therapist usually means that you need to improve your physical stability. Once you set an appointment, make sure that you maximize it. These are some...

3 Bad Habits That Could Be The Cause of Knee Pain

3 Bad Habits That Could Be The Cause of Knee Pain

Have you ever experienced knee pain? The kind that slows you down in life, niggles when you walk up and down the stairs, hurts every time you bend down, aches when you sit, and just generally leaves you feeling frustrated wondering when it’s finally going to wear off…...

High Heels and Pain

Two years ago, you would never catch me in any other shoes beside high heels (my friends and family know this).  I did almost everything in high heels.  I did not go to the gym in stilettos, but I rafted the Boise River in high wedge sandals! In 2007, I was in a short...

4 Surprising Things That Make You Feel Tired

Quick question: Do you ever find yourself feeling tired all of the time? Especially after a long day at work, or a day running around after the grandchildren? Maybe it’s not having enough hours sleep? Or perhaps you just find yourself passing up on opportunities...

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