Exercise

30 Dec 18
Should I use Heat or Ice?

This is a common question that is frequently asked around our clinic. The truth? Both can be effective modes of pain relief, if used correctly. First, let’s discuss the various effects of each treatment modality. Cryotherapy is the application of ice for therapeutic benefits. Ice decreases the temperature of soft tissue and results in vasoconstriction, or […]

16 Dec 18
Can you Benefit from Running Outside?

Have you ever heard of the saying; if you do things that are out of your comfort zone, it might be good for you? When it is cold outside, most of us just hibernate indoors and exercising often gets put on the back burner until brighter and warmer days are upon us. Exercising during the […]

29 Nov 18
Before the Next Winter Storm, Learn the Proper Shoveling Technique

It’s that time of year when the snow falls quickly and starts to pile up.  If you are not careful while shoveling, all that bending and lifting can put you at serious risk for injury or even a heart attack.  Snow removal can be especially dangerous if you do not exercise regularly and are over […]

16 Sep 18
BeneFIT PT’s Guide to Working Out: It’s All About You

Hopefully, this series has helped you to realize how important detailed, specific, and timed short-term goals are to achieving your long-term success. Ways that we can set ourselves up for success in starting or changing our habits. Finally, how through the combination of goals and habit-forming we can truly gain the consistency to work out. […]

9 Sep 18
BeneFIT PT’s Guide to Working Out: Month 2 and Beyond

By now the hope is you are well on your way to creating that exercise habit. As the days turn into weeks and you get close to the end of Month 1 you may be thinking “what’s next?” This is where things will start to become a bit vaguer due to your personal goals, but […]