Manage With Movement

#ManageWithMovement on Instagram is a Yoga Challenge that helps to bring awareness to the public about the benefits and role of Physical Therapy in managing pain as well as various facts about opioid use. “Specifically in the US in 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioid pain medication. Stats show that as many asContinue reading “Manage With Movement”

Global PT Connect

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a PT/PTA in different parts of the world? Let’s join together to learn more! The morning coffee ☕️ The tough patients The smiles you receive The new techniques you just learned All of the ups and downs Check out http://www.globalptconnect.com for more information! Or follow the latestContinue reading “Global PT Connect”

NPS (Nail Patella Syndrome) – General Clinical Presentation

Hey Everyone! Rare diseases – there are a ton of them, right? They can often times be difficult to treat just because they are not as common, the population may be widespread, and there just simply hasn’t been much research done to effectively help the people and remain “evidence-based.” I’ve decided to try to undergoContinue reading “NPS (Nail Patella Syndrome) – General Clinical Presentation”

The Generalist PT

It’s 2018. I’ve been out of PT school for about 2.5 years now. Time flies, right? I can’t believe it. I’ve been working in acute care mainly, a little PRN help in SNFs and outpatient facilities… Ya know, the typical post-grad-need-to-pay-off-my-loans thing. Meanwhile, I feel like everyone around me is getting certified in a millionContinue reading “The Generalist PT”

Going Vegan in Japan

Going vegan seems to be the hottest new trend in health and diets out there. Recently, my husband and I watched the Netflix documentary, “What The Health.” While I do feel that some of the documentary was a little dramatized, there were definitely some great takeaway points and facts that I didn’t know prior toContinue reading “Going Vegan in Japan”

Frostbite on the way up, Sunburn on the way down: Mt. Fuji Night Hike

Hiking Mt. Fuji is one of the main reasons younger tourists come to Japan nowadays. As my husband and I began our research, we found there were a decent number of blogs, youtube videos, and lots of Instagram posts describing each person’s experience. While my husband had hiked it once before, I had not. AndContinue reading “Frostbite on the way up, Sunburn on the way down: Mt. Fuji Night Hike”

Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Bali

Ahh Bali, my final destination on this short journey! Well, except I did return to Japan after, but that’s another story. Bali was certainly the “pray” part of my trip. My flight left Thailand around 10 PM, leaving me with a 5 hour layover in Singapore throughout the night. Upon arrival, I tried to findContinue reading “Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Bali”

The Safe Way to Improve Your Shoulder Flexibility: A Self-Study

As many people may know, I recently began participating more in yoga. One of my goals in 2016 was first to run a half-marathon, and then to get more flexible (and do a cool handstand with the sunset in the background like one of those super cool yogis). While we are taught in physical therapyContinue reading “The Safe Way to Improve Your Shoulder Flexibility: A Self-Study”

Who said shoveling had to be boring?

In honor of my first snow day this year, I decided that shoveling needed to be spiced up a little bit. Therefore, I decided to make this half-serious, half-kidding post. Shout out to my mom for not being super embarrassed and filming this short clip (you’re awesome!) I’m seriously wondering if my neighbors were watching andContinue reading “Who said shoveling had to be boring?”

Dynamic Stretching: Part 1… “The Basics”

If you’re like me, you’ve been doing dynamic stretches practically forever. I grew up always performing “high-knees,” “butt kicks,” and “toy soldiers” before every practice and game. Of course, in college I actually had an idea of what I was doing, compared to when I was younger, but nobody ever told me why I wasContinue reading “Dynamic Stretching: Part 1… “The Basics””