Much of medicine is striving for a proactive approach to treatment vs. a reactive. More and more people are getting active and taking charge of their health care. In the past, physical therapy has been predominately reactive. You get injured or have surgery, then go see a physical therapist. Sure, it helps you get you … More Routine Maintenance
Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the gym is so delightful, Since we’ve got no place to go, Let it snow let it snow let it snow! ‘Tis that time of year to debate bundling up and braving the chill or heading to the warmth (and potential monotony) of the gym. One can complain … More Winter / Spring Weight Lifting Tips
Alright, time to “toot” the physical therapy horn. I am obviously biased towards the benefits of PT as it is my chosen life’s work up until this point. At Rebound we get to see firsthand the benefits of PT on a daily basis. Patients regularly make significant positive changes in pain and performance and we … More Physical Therapy!
Sit up straight! Stop slouching! Shoulders back! For many, these commands beckon memories of parents reminding us to correct for a poor posture. A lady recently told me how her mother would frequently have her balance a book on her head to maintain an upright position. Thinking this is “proper” she has maintained that position … More Posture
Swimming is a fascinating sport. It is not a sport where you can simply put your brain on the shelf and just “go.” To excel at the sport you must be in tune with your body, what it is doing, where it is at in space, and anticipate the next movement. You must work with … More Swimming
On my last blog I discussed the effects of running on a treadmill to log our late winter running miles during to this abnormally artic Colorado winter. This encompassed some ideas to stay healthy while running indoors to prepare for outdoor running. What I also realized is that we triathletes and cyclists are probably spending … More Spinning
The recent movements for the Paleo diet and barefoot running fascinate me. Not so much because I am a huge proponent of either (the correct footwear is very important, but that is a subject for a whole other blog) but rather because how they challenge us to evaluate our current living environments and habits. Proponents … More Paleo
In Italian art, contrapposto is a term to describe a human figure that is typically standing on one leg with their upper body twisting off axis in another direction. The pose can give the figure a dynamic or a more relaxed appearance. Contrapposto can be used to illustrate tension between characters and it can be … More Contrapposto