3 Easy Ways to Improve Ergonomic Posture

Ergonomics is defined as the study of peoples efficiency in their work environment.  What most of us know ergonomics as our ability to have good posture while sitting at a computer or at work.  As a Physical Therapist I discuss ergonomics on a daily basis with my patients. One thing that is common with most…

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Headache Relief Now!

woman holding her head because of a headache

Fall in Utah comes with quite a few headaches.  Going back to school is one for many of my patients, as well as for their parents.  For some, just the change in seasons brings on allergies that lead to headaches.  For others, headaches are a part of every season. Lately, I have been seeing many…

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Why Quick Fixes Seldom Work

physical therapist instructing patient on exercise

It seems like everywhere we look these days, people are looking for a quick fix.  Whether it is with our health or meals, or even relationships…we want everything to happen fast. My son is a great example of this.  Being seven years old, he wants everything to happen at lightning speed, and when it doesn’t,…

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HOW IS PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPOSED TO HELP MY CHRONIC PAIN?

diagram of pain pathways

My name is Bryan Smith, and I’m currently a physical therapy student at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT. I’ve had the opportunity to receive part of my education at Align Therapy in Lehi, UT, and let me tell you that this is a great place! You will not find more dedicated…

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Soreness Rules: No Pain, No Gain?

diagram of shoulder pain

I hear so many sayings in Physical Therapy related to pain.  See how many of these you have heard.  Do you know which ones are correct? “No Pain, No Gain!” “Pain is just weakness leaving the body!” “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” (I know its from a song!) “What is the difference between…

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Fitness First: How to Make Exercise a Priority

Man doing pushups with baby on his back

Whether training for a race, trying to stay in shape, or just wanting to be healthier, we all have intentions of exercising or being more active.  So why is it then, that so many of us fall short when it comes to our goals of being active? I see it all the time when it…

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6 Best Exercises to Get You Ready For Ski Season

skier going off a cliff with powder

The weather outside is frightful and an injury sure wouldn’t be delightful. Before you’re ready to hit the slopes and enjoy the best snow on earth, here are some helpful tips to help you keep your muscles strong and avoid getting hurt. The first day of cutting up that fresh snow can be quite the…

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Avoid Text Neck with These 5 Tips

people standing while on their phones with heads down

Are you suffering from Text Neck?  Maybe this is the first time you have heard of it, but Text Neck is becoming more recognized as a problem. As I started writing this post, I looked around the room.  The majority of those in the room were looking down at their phones or devices. The makings…

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Top 3 Reasons Your Heel Pain Isn’t Going Away

person holding their foot with both hands

 Heel Pain, seems like everyone around me has it.  Sometimes it is from running, sometimes, from injury, and sometimes from starting a new exercise routine.  Most of the time though, it has been going on for a LONG time! As I was sitting with my extended family over Thanksgiving weekend, I realized this heel pain…

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Knee Pain Secrets

Got Knee Pain? Warmer weather encourages us to get out and be active, but after winter hibernation, sometimes our knees don’t cooperate with our plans. Why does my Knee Hurt? The knee is a hinge joint and is susceptible to injury due to overloading the tissue, or trauma.  Most of our weight bearing activities cause…

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