There are numerous Parkinson’s research groups that are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with PD. Regardless of which Parkinson’s research group that you follow, be it the LSVT BIG group, the POWER group, etc., much of the research on Parkinson’s Disease points to the same conclusion: a target-specific exercise program may be essential in delaying the progression and deterioration of function that may develop with PD. Early intervention is one of the key components to promoting a long and healthy lifestyle.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety for all of us and now, more than ever, it’s important to take some time to check in with your mind body connection. Your mindset is the most powerful thing that you CAN control during uncertain times, and a healthy perspective will help cleanse negative thinking and strengthen your immune system. Stay safe, be well and we hope that you find these websites and apps helpful. Below is a list of various apps and websites to help mitigate the stress caused by COVID-19 CALM: A free App for Sleep, Meditation and relaxation. Guided meditations, soothing music, mindful movement and stretching videos for better sleep, lower stress and less anxiety HEADSPACE: Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is a free app that proposes to make meditation and mindfulness simple. Their premise is to take ten minutes a day to listen in and clear your mind. MEDITOPIA: Meditopia’s library offers over 1000+ guided meditations on topics including stress, anxiety, acceptance, happiness, motivation, focus, and breath. Free 7 day trial MY POSSIBLE SELF: A mental health app that claims to reduce […]
If you’ve been following along with our Instagram, you may have noticed that Thrive has had a few in-services with the amazingly smart and talented Giulia Pline. Giulia introduced our entire staff to the Threes Physioyoga Method, which merges physical therapy principles with yoga. What more could we ask for? We were so impressed that we wanted to know more, so we decided to host, and have our staff participate, in their Intro Course for Physical Therapists which will take place right here at Thrive on February 23rd and 24th. We can’t wait to bring all of this new knowledge to our patients! About Threes Physiyoga Method for Physical Therapists This introductory weekend consists of foundational knowledge regarding the teaching of yoga as a mind-body-spirit wellness modality and how this modality can be integrated into traditional physical therapy for the benefit of the patient and the clinician. Yoga is a multi-limbed practice that unites movement with breath. Having an understanding of the influence and benefits of this practice on the body is a powerful, efficient tool for physiotherapists. Physiotherapists will be introduced to the Threes Physiyoga Method of assessing suboptimal and dysfunctional movement. They will understand the mechanics of breath, […]
At some point in your life you may have rolled and sprained your ankle. It’s the most common athletic injury in the U.S. with an estimated 30,000 sprains occurring each year. Whether your sprain is due to tripping in a pothole (my specialty), cutting and pivoting to hit a tennis ball, running, or falling in high heels, it’s essential to completely rehabilitate your ankle to avoid a progression to chronic ankle instability (CAI).
Today I’m going to write about a topic that many people don’t realize is covered by physical therapists. It’s a particular area of interest for me, and I believe an area of concern that is widely under-treated in general. It’s called VESTIBULAR or BALANCE THERAPY, and it has to do with helping those who feel dizzy, off balance, and/or are falling down. First of all, there are many reasons why people get dizzy, nauseous, and light headed. Similarly, there are many causes that can lead a person to fall or have balance problems. The first step, before diagnosis, is recognizing the symptoms and knowing when to seek help. THE FOLLOWING ARE A LIST OF SYMPTOMS THAT SHOULD LEAD ONE TO VISIT THEIR DOCTOR: • Dizziness, including spinning (vertigo), nausea, light headed sensations, and difficulty focusing the eyes • Frequent falling or tripping, with or without provocation • Difficulty focusing the eyes on the computer for long periods without getting headachy, dizzy, or noticing trouble reading • Difficulty staying upright while walking in crowds • Difficulty focusing your eyes while driving • Recent hearing loss or ringing in the ears • Recent head trauma, concussion, or suspicion of concussion The list […]