Easy Way to Release Neck Pain and Tension!

I am pleased to announce the publication of my case report on the Effects of Strain-Counterstrain on Neck Pain and Disability.  I am grateful to my co-author and mentor, Dr. Theresa Kraemer, and Dr. Susanne Brown, for their guidance with this study.  To learn more about this gentle intervention that may help your clients reach…

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Labor Day Post: Those Office Chairs!

What are important things to look for in buying an office chair, especially when you are going to be sitting at your desk for a long time, looking at a monitor and doing transcription?   How to Select an Office Chair, by Dr. Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS  Face it, you may sit at work for…

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LIVE LONGER WITH EXERCISE!

Older Adults Who Strength Train May Live Longer Published on April 26, 2016 There may be an association between strength training and longer life, according to an analysis of research data. A team of researchers from Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University, led by Jennifer…

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ONE MINUTE OF EXERCISE MAKES AN IMPACT! TIME TO GET MOVING…

RESEARCH Even 1 Minute of Intense Exercise Can Be Beneficial, Per Study Published on April 28, 2016 http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-fit-man-using-exercise-bike-men-gym-image60892406 No time to exercise? Think again, according to a recent study, which suggests that a short burst of very intense exercise may produce the same health benefits as longer, traditional endurance training.   Researchers at McMaster University…

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The Latest on Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty!

In the News: Tech-Driven Approaches Improve TKA, THA Surgery and Recovery Rehabilitation from total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) may be a constant, but the time needed for rehab could be shortened, thanks to new ways of performing TKA, THA, and joint restoration surgeries. In an April 21 article in the Miami…

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Choosing the Right Exercise to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong It’s never too late to add weight-bearing exercise to strengthen bones.

With spring in the air, many of us will respond to the extra hours of sunlight and warmer weather by spending more time exercising. While any type of physical activity is beneficial to our health, it’s important for both men and women to know what type of exercise makes our bones stronger and protects against…

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Muscle Energy Makes Stretching Easy By: Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS

As the population ages, more people present stiffness as a key component of their physical limitations. How do we meet the demand for improved functional mobility with these patients?  To accomplish this goal, therapists must enhance their skills for improving mobility using evidence-based techniques. Muscle energy techniques (MET) are advocated as part of a treatment…

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