Meditation for Easing Pain and Promoting Health
The practices of meditation and mindfulness are now widely recommended by healthcare providers as self-care tools and lifestyle medicine. Physical therapists, too, integrate the well-known benefits of such practices into care plans to lessen chronic pain and improve healing outcomes.Read the article →
The SLO-Walnut Office has moved to a new location
The Movement for Life-Walnut Street office is moving its services to 862 Meinecke Ave, Suite 101 in SLO to join the Movement for Life Hand Therapy office starting Monday, September 12, 2022. The Hand Therapy office is currently located here, and this move will combine both services under one roof.
11 Exercises for Preventing Work Injuries
I have been working directly with the industrial workers population for about 1 year now with a global food supplier in our local area. The employees are typically performing repetitive and physical activities throughout their workday. These movements include repetitive shoulder, arm, and hand movements as well as lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs of product. This predisposes these employees to a variety of over-use and strain or sprain injuries of their upper and lower bodies.
5 Exercises for Pain-Free Climbing
This warm-up routine includes 5 of the best exercises to help climbers improve performance and reduce injuries. The program is specifically designed to improve mobility and control during a variety of climbing movements.
Jessica Main is an active mother and member of the Atascadero community. While some aim for the pleasures of a nice brunch or a movie on a Saturday afternoon, Main prefers the kiss of the sunshine and a little bit of dirt under her fingernails from a day of riding horseback. She spent a decade competing on horses, starting at the age of seven, and continued to ride in her free time consistently until an injury to her hip bucked her from her active lifestyle.
Movement for Life Expands Offerings for Parkinson’s Community
Movement for Life Physical Therapy is now offering LSVT BIG at its North Asheville office; an intensive and standardized treatment protocol designed to benefit mobility and motor skills, which is customized to the unique goals of each patient...
5 Exercises to Add to Your Basketball Warm-Up
With March Madness wrapping up, the buzz around Basketball amplifies, as do clinic evaluations. As a Physical Therapist, I find an increasingly high number of Basketball related injuries mysteriously roll in starting the month of March. Whether it be college, high school, recreational, open-gym, weekend warriors or anything in between. An injury on the court can set back any athlete. My job is to get you back on the court, to enjoy what you love doing most.
Submit your winning bracket!
Join us March 13-17 for our annual March Mania bracket competition and food drive benefiting the local food banks in our communities. Bring in an optional non-perishable food or GoFundMe donation & enter your NCAA Tournament bracket to win!
6 Stretches for Happy Feet
The Happy Feet Routine is designed to make your feet move better and feel better. This combination of flexibility and strength exercises will improve your feet's function and ability to move. Try them out and let us know how else we can help you move better!
New Clinic Opens in Waynesville, NC
Yarrington Physical Therapy, a dedicated team of highly-trained physical therapists and staff, announces today that it has joined Movement for Life Physical Therapy’s family of 27 employee-owned outpatient physical therapy locations. By joining forces, they will bring together leading providers to meet the communities’ needs for exceptional physical therapy services.
Posture for Life - A Generalized Posture Routine
More and more of us spend time hunched over at a computer and driving. Posture is an important part of your overall health. Check out some of our favorite postural exercises to get started >
Morning Walk Warm-Up Routine
Dr. Sean Simonds has developed a walk warm-up routine for those with Parkinson's disease. Follow along to these 7 videos on your next walk >
Patton's Posture Protocol
These are six daily exercises specifically designed with people with Parkinson's disease in mind. The exercises target the muscle groups which commonly cause mobility and postural deficits and will help to benefit patients to improve their mobility and strength. Please remember to perform the exercises holding onto a wall or counter to ensure you are safe. Enjoy!
Why I'm Going Strong Today
Randy Weimer felt the pop in his right knee. Pain, swelling and uncertainty were close behind. Weimer, 66, still working and so full of vim and vigor, was about to have his patience tested, learn to trust those in the know and appreciate the hard work and dedication of a top-notch physical therapist...
Lukas Tvedt Named Arizona Bowl Volunteer of the Year
Our very own Clinic Director Lukas Tvedt, PT, DPT, OCS in the Tucson clinics was named 'Volunteer of the Year' by the Arizona Bowl for his dedication and time to make the game a success amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
5 Facts About Annual PT Exams
You schedule an annual check-up with your dentist and primary care physician. Why not with your physical therapist, too? Here are five things you didn’t know about getting an annual physical exam with a Physical Therapist..
How We Are Protecting Our Patients During COVID-19
All of our clinics remain open to serve our communities. Here is how we are protecting our patients and updating our procedures to comply with CDC guidelines.
Doing Rotator Cuff Stretches to Protect from and Avoid an Injury
The rotator cuff is an important part of your upper-body mobility and arm function. The cuff is made up of a number of small muscles (4 of them) that surround your shoulder and hold your humerus bone in the rotator socket. These muscles allow you to move your arm in all different directions and can be easily aggravated with tears and strains from overuse or sports.
Rotator Cuff Therapy – 5 Exercises for Relief
Read on to find out 5 exercises for relief from Rotator Cuff issues
Learn the Moves: PT Survival Guide Tips
Featuring Physical Therapy Student-focused content, tips & tricks, and resources from our experienced staff so that you can learn the moves to start your physical therapy career.
Physical Therapy for Back Pain: Realign Your Spine
Plenty of people sit all day, working at computer desks or browsing through their favorite websites on the couch. Others engage in intense workouts lifting weights. What do they all have in common? The answer is back pain. Sore necks and aching spines can hinder relaxation when the day is over. Why not treat yourself to some physical therapy for back pain to keep the aches away?
Dry Needling Physical Therapy: Everything You Need To Know
What is dry needling, and can it alleviate your muscle pain? Dry needling is the practice of inserting a ‘dry’ needle inside muscle tissues for intramuscular therapy purposes
Physical Therapy For Hip Pain - 5 Exercises For Pain Relief
Hip pain is a condition that is often easily overlooked in everyday life. We may pass it off as something that will eventually get better.
Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain - 10 Best Exercises For Relief
Looking for physical therapy for lower back pain? Read on to find out more...
Physical Therapy For Knees - Techniques and Exercises for Pain Relief
Have pain in your knees? Read on to find out the best exercises to reduce your pain...
Shoulder Physical Therapy - 5 Stretches To Relieve Pain
Looking for shoulder pain relief through physical therapy? Read on to find out more...
Physical Therapy For Sciatica: 5 Stretches For Pain Relief
Looking to get relief from Sciatica? Read on to find out the top 5 stretches to alleviate your pain....
Physical Therapy for Vertigo
Looking for help with Vertigo? Read on to find out physical therapy can help your vertigo.
Physical Therapy For Tennis Elbow
Learn about physical therapy for tennis elbow and how physical therapy heals and restore muscular function so you can play tennis again!
Physical Therapy for Frozen Shoulder – 4 Exercises and Techniques
Do you have frozen shoulder pain? Read on to find out how physical therapy for frozen shoulder can help. We give you 4 exercises and techniques to try.
5 Things You Might Not Know About Physical Therapy
Read on to find out the 5 things you might not know about Physical Therapy....
Range of Motion Exercises - 3 Types Explained
Read on to find out the 3 Types of Range of Motions Exercises Explained....
6 Different Types of Physical Therapy
Looking for the different types of physical therapy explained? Read on to find out more...
What to Expect on Your First Physical Therapy Visit
Looking for information on what to expect on your first visit? Read on to find out more.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy: All you need to know. Read on to find out more.