The power of exercise in learning.
Sports Specific Training for the Hockey player!
The power of exercise in learning. Exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. Research shows us that physical activity immediately boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus and attention. Not only does exercise help the brain get ready to learn […]
Treat your own back pain!
Sports Specific Training for the Hockey Player! Want a Harder Shot? How does Shea Weber win the hardest shot with a slap shot of 106.5mph?! How do you shoot a puck that hard? One important piece is using core-to-extremity movement. This is simply using your body efficiently to put power behind the puck. You can […]
What are you doing today to take care of YOU?
Treat your own back pain! Did you know its estimated that 80% of US adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives? The good news? The majority of those episodes fully recover without the need for any invasive interventions! For many of you during this time of quarantine may find yourselves […]
Sleep hygiene tips!
This past week we all had our lives turned upside down. Some lost jobs, others lost school and sports, businesses closed. First responders, nurses and essential workers have been putting in crazy hours and haven’t seen their families in days. This pandemic has affected us all. No matter how your life was impacted…we are all […]
Pregnancy and Weightlifting
Sleep. The universe seems to be screaming at me lately about the benefits of getting 7+ hours of sleep a night. Nutritionists telling me that it will help with cortisol levels and weight loss. The PT in me understanding it will help reduce systemic inflammation, and improve tissue healing and pain modulation. Research papers letting […]
Is weightlifting safe during pregnancy? I get asked regularly if weightlifting is safe during pregnancy. My answer…….yes! Weightlifting can be an incredible way to remain strong during pregnancy. Here are some recommendations to the most commonly asked questions to keep all my strong mamas safe! Can I go heavy? While I have no set in […]
Its time for our annual Fall Nutrition Challenge! A summer of BBQ’s, Shandy, and s’mores doesnt do much for the waistline….so lets reign things back in with a fun little challenge! We like to shake things up every year, so this fall we are trying something a little different! Instead of telling you what […]
Strengthen your Pelvic Floor!
Are you looking to get healthy…but not sure where to start? I’ve been a physical therapist for the past 15 years specializing in sports medicine and women’s health. And over that time I’ve noticed a huge problem. Patients are coming to me not only with injuries, but often with many other chronic health issues. Things […]
Shoulder Pain and Exercise.
Ladies!! If statistics hold true, 70% of you reading this experience leaking at some point during exercise, coughing, sneezing, or laughing! 🤷🏼♀️Why haven’t you been to see a Women’s Health Physical Therapist yet?!?! There is so much we can do to help you! ✅At the very least…start incorporating ☝🏻these exercises into your daily routine!! Many […]
Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Are you experiencing shoulder pain at the gym or in your daily activities? Save yourself the time and copay to see the doctor. It’s likely they will take an xray, (that will probably show nothing wrong) and tell you to rest and stop going to the gym. We know that’s […]