Icing with Injury

by Sara Bresnick, PT With summer approaching, many of us will be out enjoying the weather.  People find themselves hiking, biking, walking, and generally taking part in outdoor activity.  With increases in activity we usually see more injuries.  Along with these injuries, we physical therapists commonly answer questions regarding self-treatment after an injury and what…

Scars

by Erin Looney, DPT Scars can be both good and bad.  Scar tissue is good in that its formation is a crucial part of your body’s natural way of healing itself when the skin has been compromised.  However, scars can also be bad if excessive tissue restrictions develop.  These restrictions may lead to pain or…

Shoulder Impingement

by Kelly Barrett, DPT Impingement is one of the most common diagnoses affecting the shoulder joint. We often hear this term, but what exactly is “shoulder impingement?”  The joint is made up of three bones called the humerus, the scapula and the clavicle. These bones serve as attachment sites for muscles of the rotator cuff.…

High Heels: Fashionable or Fatal?

by Jennifer Mohns, DPT “Your legs look so sleek”… “Your heels are so cute”… “You’re calves look amazing.” These are a few of the many things us women love to hear when we wear high heels, BUT to what price should we put beauty above health? Most women do not realize the detrimental effects that…