According to historical evidence, public health challenges can be attributed to a lack of physical health and injury prevention education. This is a place to learn about optimal health and preventative medicine.
Three Exercises You Should Never Do (2020-10-13) Physical therapists are usually the first group of people to suggest exercise as the solution to any injury. However, there are certain exercises that we try to steer people away from because they have a tendency to hurt vulnerable areas of the body.
Desk Ergonomics (2020-10-06) First of all, what is ergonomics? Ergonomics is the use of physiological and psychological information to design products, or the science of designing the workplace.
Is sitting the new smoking? (2020-08-27) Lower back pain is the most common physical therapy diagnosis in the United States. There is an 80% chance that someone has had at least one episode of low back pain at some point in their lives.
The Benefits of Foam Rolling (2020-05-06) Do you find yourself hurting for days after a workout? Do you feel like you can’t work out as often because of this? Is it hurting your performance at sports games or dance shows? Recent studies are pointing to foam rolling as an indispensable recovery tool. You have probably seen all sorts of different foam […]
The Better Bowel Blog: All About Constipation (2020-01-29) Did you know constipation can affect up to 20% of individuals in North America? It also affects more than half of women at some point in pregnancy. Constipation accounts for more than 13 million days of restricted activity and 3 million days of bed disability each year as well as 2.5 million physician visits per […]
Welcome 2020! New year, New You! (2020-01-16) New Year, New You! Welcome 2020! The New Year is the perfect time for us to re-set our lives and focus on getting healthy and active. It seems like a good start to wipe the slate clean and begin with new , smart, and healthy intentions. We, at Potentia Therapeutics, are here to help you […]
Post Partum Problems: Leaking, is This Normal? (2019-10-31) Stress incontinence is defined as involuntary leaking of urine upon physical exertion or activities such as sneezing, coughing, jumping, or running. Did you know that 15 million American US women suffer from stress incontinence? It is twice as common for women than men. In women between the ages of 18-44, 24% experience urinary incontinence. It […]
October PT tool: massage ball (2019-10-08) OCTOBER PT Featured Tool: BENEFITS OF TISSUE RELEASE BALLS FOR SELF MASSAGE & PAIN RELIEF THROUGH THE EVOLUTION OF EXERCISE AND FITNESS PROGRAMS, TISSUE RELEASE BALLS (OR LACROSSE BALLS) ARE BEING USED MORE REGULARLY FOR MASSAGE AND TO REDUCE TIGHTNESS IN MUSCLES. UNLIKE TENNIS BALLS, THESE BALLS ARE HARD AND DENSE AND CAN BE POWERFUL […]
September PT featured tool: Looped bands (2019-09-06) Resistance Looped Bands Resistance Looped Bands are a great addition to your workout routine. They are versatile, convenient, portable and inexpensive. These bands are an alternative to using free weights and weight machines in the gym. They come in varying resistance levels, which makes it ideal if you are just starting out, or are a […]
Physical Therapy Tools- August 2019 (2019-08-07) “Remember how much fun it was to play with a ball when you were a child. A simple sphere was an endless source of inspiration and activity. And still is. Using an exercise ball can be a challenging way to add variety and fun to your workout.” We, at Potentia Therapeutics, recommend many universal tools […]