Mindfulness & Meditation

Your Brain on Meditation

Written by: Paige Williams, DPT

Strangely, I had most of this blog written before recent developments with COVID-19 hit the United States hard. Over the last few weeks; things have escalated quickly, which is likely only creating extra stress in our lives. In this time, we have many worries and thoughts going through our heads. You are not alone with your concerns regarding sickness, childcare, job security and finances.

Placing Your Right Foot Forward: Demystifying Pedometers and Step Count

As a health care provider, I am frequently asked by patients, “Is this a good form of exercise?” or “I’ve been walking a lot, but I can’t seem to lose weight.” Walking is something we do every day, but how much is enough? I find that people are unaware of how much they are moving throughout the day, even if time is set aside to exercise. In 2019, most people are carrying a smart phone in their pocket for the majority of the day and the rest have watches that track steps. Phones today have pedometers, and some have accelerometers installed to their hardware. Pedometers are basic devices that track the number of steps someone takes while the device is on their person.

What Does it Mean to Own Your Own Health?

With more and more money coming out of your own pocket due to inflated insurance premiums, high deductibles, and costly co-insurance, you need to be sure you are getting the most for your money when it comes to your healthcare. One way to do that is to "Own Your Own Healthcare" may have heard this term before but aren't sure what it means, or maybe you know that you're ready to take control of your own health but aren't sure how to start.

4 Ways to Save Money on Healthcare Costs

With the rising health care costs in our country, many people are looking for ways to save money on their health spending. Rising insurance premiums, high deductibles, specialist visits, and expensive testing all contribute to the obscene amount of money that can be spent on a single, easily treatable injury. Fortunately, there are several simple steps you can take to save money on healthcare.

When to Skip the Primary Care Physician and Go Straight to a Physical Therapist

Did you know that starting with physical therapy first can save you thousands of dollars? Physical therapy helps by addressing harmful movement issues early that, left untreated, often lead to bigger more expensive medical interventions in the future. Instead of reflexively spending hundreds of dollars on unnecessary medical doctor visits, or worse, ignoring your pain because of expensive healthcare costs, start with a visit to a doctor of physical therapy first, for all your back, joint, or muscle issues.

Leaking Urine - It is not the norm!

Written by:  Ashley Wold, DPT, CAFS

I participated in a workout class and overheard two women talking to each other about leaking urine during the jumping jack warm up. They laughed, they leaked, and they laughed more. Sadly, this is not an uncommon topic. I hear women talking about “leaking” all the time:

“I'm six months postpartum and feeling like the new norm is leaking urine. I leak when laughing, coughing, jumping, and bending over to lift the baby.”