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Jul 15, 2020

Runners, Cyclists, Hikers: Remember to Hydrate.

Dehydration is a major cause of fatigue, loss of coordination, and muscle cramping leading to poor performance.

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Jul 2, 2020

Reopening and Living Safely With COVID-19!

Florida, Texas, and Arizona have recently reported the highest single-day totals of new COVID-19 cases. The data suggests that reopening too quickly, without adequate guidelines and restrictions is a documented failure. Consequently, Washington State is the latest state to delay its reopening plans. No matter how much we want to return to our normal lives, […]

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Jun 24, 2020

Heat or Ice for aches and pain?

When grounded in science, the use of heat or cold can be used to expedite the healing process. While inflammation is crucial to the repair of injured tissue, the response can be exaggerated and last longer than necessary. Therefore, ice and heat can be used to modify the bodies’ inflammatory response and help us return to activity sooner.

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Jun 17, 2020

Postural Tips and Exercises to Prevent Pain during COVID-19 Confinement.

Part II of II I think we would all agree, technology is a wonderful thing. However, like all good things, it comes at a price. Students and workers alike are suffering from the many physical effects of sitting for too many hours...especially with COVID-19 home confinement! Studies show the impact of prolonged sitting, especially with […]

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Jun 8, 2020

COVID-19 Home Confinement can be Painful!

I think we would all agree, technology is a wonderful thing. However, like all good things, it comes at a price. Students and workers alike have always suffered from the many physical effects of sitting for too many hours. But now, with a full day of Zoom classes, virtual meetings and long hours working from home, I have heard from many people suffering from neck, middle and lower back pain as well as headaches associated with prolonged sitting and computer use.

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May 28, 2020

Difficulty Sleeping During COVID-19!?

Difficulty sleeping during the COVID-19 quarantine has become a common problem and can be manifested in a variety of ways; insomnia, fragmented sleep and nightmares. National prescription providers have reported a 21% increase in anti-insomnia, anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications since March of 2020.

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May 18, 2020

Difficulty Sleeping During COVID-19?

Difficulty sleeping during the COVID-19 quarantine has become a common problem and can be manifested in a variety of ways; insomnia, fragmented sleep and nightmares. National prescription providers have reported a 21% increase in anti-insomnia, anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications since March of 2020.

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May 11, 2020

Ten Most Common Exercise Myths!

One positive outcome of the home confinement during the pandemic is that many people are spending more time than usual getting fit. However, when it comes to exercise, like many things, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. And, as with many topics in the health and fitness world, there […]

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May 5, 2020

Stuck Indoors? Start a Yoga Practice (Part 2 of 2)

Guest Columnist: Catherine Udomsak, DPT Read Part 1 here... Patients frequently ask me about the merits of yoga, from relaxation to flexibility. Many say, they are too busy or they don’t know enough about it. Well, in light of the fact that everyone has been forced to spend more time indoors, slow down and try […]

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Apr 27, 2020

Stuck Indoors? Start a Yoga Practice (Part 1 of 2)

Patients frequently ask me about the merits of yoga, from relaxation to flexibility. Many say, they are too busy or they don’t know enough about it. Well, in light of the fact that everyone has been forced to spend more time indoors, slow down and try new things, now may be a good time to try yoga.

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