5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy During COVID

People doing exercise with sunset behind

What a crazy year 2020 has been, and it has been a challenge to stay healthy in multiple ways.  Obviously, the main health concern is COVID-19, but there are many other health issues that have crept into our lives as a result. With the change in activity level, many of us have not been as…

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Balance

Walking on a line

Losing balance? It happens gradually.  One day you are able to walk outside on your lawn doing yardwork, and the next you are struggling to bend over and pull that weed without losing your balance. It is not uncommon for me to see someone in the clinic who feels like their balance “all the sudden”…

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Why You Should Try Conservative Treatment Before Back Surgery

Low Back Pain Treatment

Back pain is something most people have or will experience to a certain degree in their life. It is also the number one cause of disability worldwide and is a huge cause for a decrease in someones activity level. Back Pain is very frustrating to experience due to how much it can affect what used…

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Struggling with Back Pain: Planning some DIY?

Back pain DIY lifting

Have you tweaked your back or are you struggling with aches or pain after doing some DIY projects over the last couple weeks?  COVID-19 has given most of us extra time at home, and with limited options of things to do, many have been doing home projects. Sometimes, as in my case, this ends up…

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Patient Snapshot: Hyperkyphosis

Hyperkyphosis xray showing increased curve

It has been one whole year since I graduated from physical therapy school and this year at Align Therapy has brought many successes and learning opportunities. So, I thought I would share a quick story about the potential results every patient can experience that may be dealing with scoliosis or hyperkyphosis of the spine (Sometimes…

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How and why to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic

With COVID-19 becoming a worldwide pandemic causing many group activities to be postponed, it is quite easy to fall into the trap of becoming a couch potato and wanting to binge-watch all your favorite Netflix series to pass the time.   Physical activity has been proven time and time again to not only be vital…

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3 Reasons You Should Just Rest!

Female doing yoga in the mountains

That’s right! Take a load off, ease up, because we here at Align Therapy, your home for PT (or physical torture, physical terrorism, or pain and torture as some of our patients have come to call it) want you to rest! We bet you never thought we’d say that, huh? Yes, we preach from the…

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Top 5 Posture Questions Answered!

What is meant by good or bad posture? It is very common for Physical Therapists to get a lot of questions about posture. When most people think of posture, they think it means to sit up straight or not to slouch. But what is posture really? Posture simply refers to the position of your body…

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My First Half-Marathon Experience and Lessons Learned

Charlene Nordhoff at end of half marathon

I have never been a runner, especially a distance runner. Before training for a half marathon the furthest I have ever ran was around 4 miles.   Training for the American fork half seemed very daunting and definitely out of my comfort zone, but it has always been a goal of mine.   I am…

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Newest Member to the Align Therapy Team

Korey Derocher

Very frequently, whenever the stars and planets align, I will do a quick introduction about myself to be published on the World Wide Web. But really, I am very excited to be a part of such a dedicated and impassioned team of health professionals who share in my commitment to provide the best experience for…

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