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Workout While Sitting Down

If you work in an office, you spend a lot of your time sitting down. Making you inactive during most of your day. Our bodies are meant to be active throughout the day, so we can get that blood flowing … Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Pillow for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleeping on a pillow that’s hard as a rock? Sometimes the easy solution to better sleep is having the right pillow. This week sparks the 25th anniversary of National Sleep Awareness Week, it’s a reminder to choose the right pillow … Continue reading

National Sleep Awareness Week 2023

“Am I getting enough sleep?” is a common but important question that we should all ask ourselves from time to time. A good night’s sleep is essential to feeling refreshed and energized the next day. Without sufficient rest, we become … Continue reading

How to Prevent Heartburn

Heartburn can be very uncomfortable, especially if it happens frequently. That burning pain in your chest and throat can make doing everyday activities more difficult. But the good news is that you can manage it. By changing your lifestyle, you … Continue reading

What Causes Heartburn?

Having frequent heartburn? Even though the name suggests it, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. (So much for another heart-related blog for American Heart Month.) Heartburn is identified as an uncomfortable, burning pain felt in the chest and … Continue reading

Get Your Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day

Nothing makes the heart grow fonder or stronger like a good workout. Not only is the heart a symbol of love, but it’s also what’s keeping you alive and healthy. To ensure your heart stays well and strong, it’s important … Continue reading

American Heart Month 2023

Ah, February! The time of the year where you learn what your heart desires… and we are not talking about Valentine’s Day. February is American Heart Month, a great time to learn and focus on your cardiovascular health. This year, … Continue reading

Quick Exercises to Help You Lose Weight

Feeling lost when it comes to weight loss? Weight loss isn’t something that happens magically overnight, but with some hard work and dedication, you can certainly reach your goals. Diet and exercise are both key, as well as patience and … Continue reading

How to Maintain Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

For some, it is easy to keep their gym goals as they have been doing it for years. But what about the people who have made it their goal to go to the gym for their new year’s resolution? Around … Continue reading

Exercises to Help Manage Knee Pain

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or someone who simply enjoys walking, your knees play a vital role in everyday activities. So, it can be quite debilitating when you start experiencing knee pain—at any point in life. Knee pain is a … Continue reading

How to Manage Knee Pain

Click. Click. Click. You know you’re getting older when your body starts making sounds in areas that you’ve never heard before.   If you hear a clicking sound when you go up or down the stairs, it’s probably your knees. … Continue reading

4 New Exercises for the New Year

Happy New Year! It is a new year and possibly new you. If you are one of the many people who made their new year’s goal to start exercising again, it is time to get motivated! Sometimes it can be … Continue reading

How You Can Prepare for a Healthy New Year

With the holiday season ending and the new year fast approaching, it is important to set your goals on what you want to accomplish for next year. Since the pandemic, having and maintaining a healthier lifestyle has never been more … Continue reading

Best Exercises to do with a Cold

Want to work out before or during the holiday season but have a slight cold? If you are feeling under the weather but still feel up to exercising, by all means go for it. Just know that your body is … Continue reading

Can You Exercise with a Cold?

Aaachoo! The weather is getting colder, and you know what that means…a lot of people are getting sick. Sometimes it can be unavoidable because both your coworkers and the people you live with at home have a cold. But can … Continue reading

Holiday Shopping List 2022

Tis the season to start shopping for loved ones, coworkers, and friends! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time to start thinking about what gifts you are getting for the holidays. Not sure what you should get? No worries! … Continue reading

How to Begin Exercising

Exercising is one of the best things you can do to keep your body healthy. If you are a beginner, it can be a daunting task to try to figure out where to even begin. You go to the gym, … Continue reading

Preparing for the Thanksgiving Feast

This Thursday is turkey day! Thanksgiving is a great holiday to spend with family. It is also a bit of an excuse to gorge yourself with all the delicious food. Only to regret it later that you consumed too many … Continue reading

How to Stay Safe During Flu Season

Have you noticed people starting to cough and sneeze in your office yet? You may think they just have a cold, but it might be the flu. Yes, flu season is here, so it is important to be well informed … Continue reading

Fight Diabetes with Exercise

For people who have diabetes, the benefits of exercise can’t be said enough. This is because exercise helps lower your blood sugar levels and boosts your body’s sensitivity to insulin, thus countering your body’s insulin resistance. Here are some exercises … Continue reading

National Diabetes Month

November is the month where you start thinking about eating turkey and buying presents. It is also a month about raising awareness about diabetes. Every year during the month of November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has an event to … Continue reading

Hand Exercisers for Gamer’s Wrist

Gamer’s wrist is an injury that everyone who uses a keyboard or game controller wants to avoid. It can happen with age, certain medical conditions such as arthritis or the overuse of your wrists and thumbs. It can be incredibly … Continue reading

What is Gamer’s Wrist?

Do you enjoy playing video games during your free time? Well, you are a part of the majority then, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) roughly two-thirds of Americans play video games regularly. That is more than 215 million … Continue reading

The Most Popular Chiropractic Tools

The number one most popular chiropractic tool is the chiropractor’s own hands, but sometimes their hands need some additional help to provide the best care possible. If you ever looked around a chiropractor’s office, there are all sorts of tools … Continue reading

National Chiropractic Health Month 2022

Wow it is October already! It is that time of the year for all ghosts and ghouls to come out. Alongside this spooky month comes the appreciation for chiropractic health. That is right, this October the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) … Continue reading

Fall into Physical Fitness with these Fun Tips

This week marks the first full week of Fall! With the end of summer comes changing leaves and dropping temperatures. But that does not mean you can’t still enjoy some outdoor physical activity. You might just have to adjust your … Continue reading

Postnatal Exercises You Can Do After Pregnancy

Postnatal exercises can help you recover, make you stronger and even improve your mood. If you’re eager to get moving, you might be wondering when it would be safe to return to exercise. While every pregnancy is different, if you … Continue reading

Is it Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?

Pregnancy might seem like the perfect time to quit exercising or even allow you to put it off until after childbirth. This is likely due to feeling more tired than usual, and possible back aches associated with carrying extra weight. … Continue reading

How to Clean Your Yoga Mat

Have you thought about cleaning your yoga mat? The truth is, with frequent usage, your yoga mat can quickly accumulate all your sweat, skin oils, dirt and grime. Between yoga classes and core workouts, your yoga mat might be harboring … Continue reading

What Can I Take for Back Pain?

Back pain is no joke. Sometimes the pain can be so bad that you end up in urgent care. Which is why it is important to listen to your physical on what exercises you can do to help manage back … Continue reading

How Physical Therapy Can Help with Back Pain

Backaches are no fun, especially when they happen suddenly and for no real reason. One minute you are fine and the next minute, you bend down wrong to pick something up and now you are in pain. While becoming a … Continue reading

Exercise You Can Use to Practice Pilates

Pilates is a very popular exercise method that can be done by just about anyone. This is because Pilates uses your core and your whole body to gain balance, strength, mobility, and flexibility. This can help you with your everyday … Continue reading

The Benefits of Pilates

No matter what you exercise you do, any kind of exercise is good for you. Whether that be lifting weights or going for a run. Pilates is an exercise method that can be done by just about anyone regardless of … Continue reading

How Ball Chairs Can Get You Moving More

It’s time to swap out your office chair for a stability ball chair! In keeping with last week’s blog about finding time in the day to exercise, we have one more tip, using a ball chair. Having a ball chair … Continue reading

Ways to Get Moving More During Everyday Life

When it comes to getting into exercise, “I just don’t have time” is one of the top excuses for not having daily exercise routine. For some, just the thought about having to get up and do regular exercise after a … Continue reading

Aquatic Therapy with CanDo®

Aquatic therapy is an amazing alternative form of physical therapy. It uses the physical properties of the water to provide benefits as you do various exercises in it. These benefits include avoiding joint strain, reducing swelling and increasing muscle strength. … Continue reading

Benefits of Doing Aquatic Therapy

Do you go to physical therapy and enjoy swimming? By combining the natural properties of water with the movement of your body, you’ve got a very effective physical therapy solution. Aquatic therapy is an extremely beneficial form of physical therapy … Continue reading

Introducing the New CanDo® Slide Board

Looking for a low impact exerciser that doesn’t put a whole lot of pressure on your knees and joints? Then you might want to try our new CanDo® Slide Board! The CanDo® Slide Board allows users to challenge themselves, develop … Continue reading

Workouts You Can Do This Summer

Today marks the first day of Summer! That’s right, and with Summer comes warmer weather for you to enjoy. Beach volleyball, tennis, paddle boarding…the number of outdoor activities to do are endless. It is just a matter of picking the … Continue reading

Introducing the CanDo® Impact Massager!

Do you have tight, sore or inflamed muscles? A good percussion massage will have your muscles feeling a lot better. Percussive massage therapy is a new way to give a massage, and honestly it is a game changer. No longer … Continue reading

Best Exercises for Scoliosis

Our spines have a natural curve to it to distribute weight evenly throughout the body. Scoliosis is a spinal deformity that causes an irregular curvature in the spine. This curvature can sometimes be painful depending on the severity. Thankfully there … Continue reading

National Scoliosis Awareness Month 2022

Tomorrow is the start of June! With June comes the start of summer and the realization that we are already halfway through the year. It is also a month where we celebrate National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is a spinal … Continue reading

Introducing the CanDo® UBE!

Ever wonder what it would be like to have an upper and lower body exerciser all in one device? Well wonder no more because your answer is here! Introducing the CanDo® Bi-Directional Upper Body Ergometer (CanDo® UBE for short). This … Continue reading

How Physical Therapy Can Help with Blood Clots

Blood has the crazy task of moving throughout the body continuously, but then quickly stops when you experience a cut or injury. This healthy and sometimes lifesaving stoppage of blood is called a blood clot. Most of the time when … Continue reading

Get Moving for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Every year during the month of May, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate and promote exercise. Physical activity is very important in maintaining your overall health and well-being. That is why below we have … Continue reading

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 2022

Physical activity is very important in maintaining your overall health and well-being. As an annual observance, during the month of May, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month celebrates and promotes physical activity and the benefits of exercise. This month promotes … Continue reading

Exercises you Can Do with an AIREX® Balance Pad

AIREX® balance pads and other fitness products are amazing when it comes to balance, stretching, physical therapy, mobility, rehabilitation, and core strength training. Their balance pads are designed to give you the best performance by adjusting to your body. Having … Continue reading

Why Choose AIREX®?

Have you ever bought a balance pad and wanted more from it? There are tons of companies that will sell you a balance pad, but you need to find the one with the best quality and performance. From balance pads … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy Activities You Can Do at Home

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a specialized type of rehabilitation that focuses on helping patients get the most out of life through practicing everyday activities. The goal of OT is to allow the patient to have maximum independence. When you first … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy Month 2022

Have you ever been to Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists play a vital role in helping people recover by treating injured and disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Every year during the month of April, the American Occupational … Continue reading

Exercises for Those with Diabetes

If you are someone who has type 2 diabetes, regular exercise might be a good option to help manage your blood sugar levels and weight. Exercise is great for just about everyone. Along with managing your diabetes, exercising can also … Continue reading

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Did you know that diabetic patients are increasing over time? More than 10.5% of the American population are diabetic, with more than 34.2 million Americans being at risk of getting it. To raise awareness and combat this disease, the American … Continue reading

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022

If something ever goes wrong with your health, the first thought in your mind without a doubt is to go to the hospital. It is the best place to receive treatment for any health condition. However, with that must come … Continue reading

National Sleep Awareness Week 2022

Sleeping is a very important part of everyone’s lives. In fact, about one-third of our entire lifetime is devoted to sleeping. However, not everyone is able to get the recommended average of 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. … Continue reading

How 10 Minutes of Daily Exercising Can Boost Overall Health

According to the CDC, people have about 5 hours of free time per day on average. However, those hours can quickly diminish by whatever you have to do in life. This leaves you not a lot of time to exercise … Continue reading

Ankle Exercises You Can Do for Physical Rehabilitation

If you have ankle pain due to an injury or surgery, you may want to seek help from a physical therapist. By undergoing physical therapy, you will speed up the recovery process by following what your physical therapist recommends. They … Continue reading

How Physical Therapy Helps You After Ankle Surgery

Ankle surgery is sometimes necessary if you have chronic ankle pain due to an injury or disability. Surgery can help alleviate the pain, but you are not out of the woods yet. Following an operation, you are most likely going … Continue reading

Heart Health Exercises

Physical activity is one of the most effective tools to strengthen your heart. It also helps keep your weight under control to prevent high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure. There are three different types of exercises you … Continue reading

American Heart Month

Every year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. It is the number one cause of deaths for most groups, affecting every age, gender, and ethnicity. To bring light on this disease, the U.S observes the month of February … Continue reading

Sitting Exercises with the TOGU® Inflatable Ball

Are you sitting down too much and need a little movement? Whether you are at home or in the office, TOGU® inflatable exercise balls are a great way to get you exercising even while sitting. Your body must constantly make … Continue reading

Finding a Workout You Enjoy

Don’t enjoy the thought of getting up from your comfortable couch to go exercise? You only have one body, and it is up to you on how you want to use it. If you are like most people this time … Continue reading

Why You Should Upgrade your Resistance Band

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, resistance bands are a means of strengthening and stretching your muscles for both athletic activity and physical therapy. Standard resistance bands are viable for the fitness goals you want to achieve. However, … Continue reading

30-Day New Year’s Challenge

Every year, at the beginning of the new year, a lot of people start exercising and hitting the gym in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. However, many of these people tend to quit a month or two later. In … Continue reading

Diabetic Exercises

Regular exercise is great activity that just about everyone should be doing. It helps you get stronger, leaner, and healthier. Also, it is especially important for those of you who have diabetes. Any kind of workout that makes you active … Continue reading

Diabetes and Exercising

Fighting diabetes? Now is a good time to start exercising. Whether you’re just getting started or are a professional athlete, exercise is great for just about everyone. It is especially important for those who want to manage their diabetes. Regular … Continue reading

Benefits of Swimming

Whether you are indoors or outdoors, swimming is a great way to exercise your entire body. It is the fourth most popular activity in the U.S and for good reason. Swimming can be enjoyable, but it can also provide the … Continue reading

Holiday Shopping List 2021

Are you ready for the holiday season? Not sure what to buy your friends and family? We got you covered! From exercise to physical therapy, we offer a load of products that will put a smile on a loved one’s … Continue reading

Time to Work Off That Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the U.S that is full of great food and company. It is certainly a great time to enjoy yourself and indulge a little. Though this holiday gives us joy, it also gives us post-Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Fascia Training with CanDo®

If you want to get stronger and faster while decreasing your chance of injury, then you should practice fascia training. As we discussed in our previous article “What is Fascia Training”, fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds and holds … Continue reading

What is Fascia Training

As you continue to age, your body doesn’t always work as it used to. One part of your body that becomes a little less resilient is your fascia. Also known as your connective tissue, your fascia encases your entire body … Continue reading

Sleeping on your Back to Help Sleep Issues

Having trouble sleeping? There are so many positions you could fall asleep in but sometimes it can be hard to find the right one. So many people sleep on their side, stomach, curled up in a ball or even spread … Continue reading

Health Training for Older Adults

Strength training and staying mobile is very important as you age. Lack of mobility as well as decreased muscle and bone density can lead to some serious injuries. Maintaining and sticking to an at-home training program can be the first … Continue reading

How Aging Impacts Our Bodies

Getting older is a natural part of life. Unless you are Benjamin Button, we all start out young and eventually get older. At a certain point in life, aging and health concerns will start to grow. A decline in strength, … Continue reading

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

Every year on the 19th of October, orthopedic surgeons around the world are celebrating World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day. Shortened to PB&J Day, this special day brings awareness to children with musculoskeletal conditions such as childhood obesity. Specifically, it … Continue reading

What Can Be Treated by a Chiropractor?

If you have ever had any sort of body pain, you may want to consider a chiropractor. Instead of giving you medication, chiropractors use a hands-on approach as they manipulate the spine and use other alternative forms of treatment to … Continue reading

National Chiropractic Health Month 2021

This October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) observes its annual National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). National Chiropractic Health Month is a month which celebrates chiropractic health and promotes ways it can be improved. This year, chiropractic members and doctors nationwide … Continue reading

Why Pilates is Good for Runners

Running is one of the healthiest and most natural exercises you can do as a human being. Unfortunately, not everyone can continue to run without complaining about having aches and pains. This is where doing Pilates comes in. By doing … Continue reading

Helpful Posture Aids

Having good posture is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It helps keep your body flexible and avoids neck and back pain. Sometimes people don’t even know they have bad posture until it is too late. Thankfully, bad posture is … Continue reading

What Does Having Good Posture Mean?

Making sure that you have good posture is more than just about being able to stand up straight. Being able to hold your body the right way, whether you are standing or sitting, is an important part of your overall … Continue reading

Try these Exercises for a Toned and Healthy Body

Strength training comes with a wide variety of benefits that a lot of people find appealing. It can help you burn fat, improve your balance and coordination, help you sleep, and build your muscle mass. With all these benefits in … Continue reading

Advantages to Lifting Lighter Weights

The fastest way to grow muscle may not be the way you are thinking. If you think lifting heavy weights and putting them down is the best way, you may be wrong. According to a recent study, lifting lighter weights … Continue reading

What are the best strategies to become an amazing clinician and improve patient outcomes?

Welcome to the blog! My name is Eric Trauber and I am a physical therapist.   I am board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. I am also a Fellow of the American Academy of … Continue reading

Why you Should Exercise with Resistance Bands

If you look around your gym, you might see a bunch of resistance bands laying around. Most people look at them and are unsure how to exactly use them. These often-overlooked resistance bands are some of the most versatile exercise … Continue reading

Ways to Stretch

Flexibility plays a key part to fitness and overall health. There are a lot of stretching techniques you can practice to improve your range of motion and flexibility. Below are two short stretching exercises to prepare you for the day … Continue reading

Benefits of Stretching a Few Minutes a Day

When people think of stretching, some of them may think it is only for Olympic gymnasts or serious runners. This is far from the truth, as there are many advantages to stretching daily that even normal people can benefit from. … Continue reading

Best Aerobic Stepper Exercises

Step aerobics has all the benefits of a high-intensity workout without the need of putting stress on your joints. This activity can help you improve your overall fitness levels by building strength, burning calories, and boosting your cardiovascular health. There … Continue reading

Step Aerobics Benefits

Looking for an up-tempo way to get your heart pumping and stay fit? Step aerobics is a choreographed cardio workout that gets your body in great physical shape. Participating in step aerobics can create a sense of community as well … Continue reading

Nighttime Exercises You Can Do on a CanDo® Yoga Mat

For most people, finding some part of their day to exercise can be satisfying. You can start your day off right by exercising in the morning or blow off some stress by exercising at night. If you are looking to … Continue reading

When is the Best Time to Exercise?

Having a hard time deciding when is the best time to work out? A lot of people are usually busy throughout the day, making it hard to find time to exercise. Between having a job, chores, errands, friends and family, … Continue reading

Proprioception Exercises

Proprioception is your body’s ability to sense where it is and adapt to any sudden changes in the environment. Some people may have reduced proprioception because of age, chronic injury, or neurological disease. This can make everyday tasks harder to … Continue reading

The Importance of Proprioception

If you have ever been able to walk without looking at your feet or touch your nose with your eyes closed, you have experienced proprioception. Also known as kinesthesia, proprioception is the ability to sense and freely move your body … Continue reading

Treadmills You May Want to Consider

Ah treadmills, life’s way of being able to get a good cardio workout indoors. This fabulous invention that just allows you to run in place can be crucial to one’s cardio routine. However, with many different treadmills on the market, … Continue reading

Does Walking on an Incline Up Your Walking Game?

Do you like to walk for exercise? Walking on a flat surface is fine, however if your body is too used to this you may need to find a more challenging place to walk. If you are looking to make … Continue reading

Benefits of Over-the-Door Cervical Traction

Having chronic and debilitating neck pain can be, well, a pain. This is why some physical therapists recommend using cervical traction as an alternate form of treating neck pain. If your physical therapist determines that you can use over-the-door as … Continue reading

Why Use Cervical Traction?

Ever have neck pain that just will not go away? If you have chronic neck pain or pain in your arm stemming from your neck, your physical therapist might recommend you try cervical traction exercises. Cervical traction exercises gently stretch … Continue reading

Exercises to Build Stronger Chest Muscles

Having a strong chest is essential for doing certain functions throughout the day, such as opening or closing a heavy door. If you are willing to work on getting a stronger chest, it is important to find the right chest … Continue reading

Why Chest Exercises are Important

If you have ever looked at a strength training regiment, the most common workouts you might see included are chest exercises. Why is that? Building strong chest muscles is important not only because it will help you have a better … Continue reading

Paraffin Wax Treatment at Home

Sometimes a paraffin wax treatment at a salon or spa can be expensive. Treatments can really add up, especially if you like to use it a lot. To save money, some people turn to using paraffin wax at home. Our … Continue reading

Why You Should Use Paraffin Wax

Have you ever had a wax treatment? Paraffin wax has many different uses, from spa treatments to therapy sessions. This solid wax is made of saturated hydrocarbons which is completely colorless, tasteless, and odorless. For something that does not have … Continue reading

Stay Cool with Cold Therapy

With some warm summer months ahead, it is important to stay cool. There is nothing cooler than using some of the cold therapy products we have to offer. Point Relief® Cool-It Roller The Cool-It Roller by Point Relief® combines all … Continue reading