Change your posture, Change your mood. One more reason your mother was right when she told you not to slouch. Changing your slumped posture can boost your mood and increase your energy. Research conducted on college students has shown that altering your body posture from a slouched posture to a more upright position can improve your disposition and energy level (Peper). So even if you may be feeling sad or down you might be able to improve the way you feel just by sitting up a little taller and pulling those shoulders back. Another study looked at posture in people […]
Success Story: Steve L.’s Joint Pain “ I was unable to run more than one day each week without hip and knee pain when I started my therapy. The exercises and stretches have helped me regain a much higher level of comfort when I am running and I have also noticed improvements in my flexibility and strength. I am very impressed by the individual attention and specific program provided for me at LPT. I would highly recommend this location for friends and colleagues.” -Steve L. Comments: Thank you for the kind words! -Lafayette Physical Therapy, Inc.
Success Story: Jacque G’s Knee Pain Patients Treating Provider(s): Gary Corso / Kathryn Cook “Both therapists knew the workout plan and it was a smooth transition between the two. The level of difficulty totally depended on how my knee felt, pain, stiffness, flexibility. Each session was tailored to how it felt that day. Some days were harder than others but at the end – I was stronger. Feels GREAT!! I could not have done this without them. The PT portion of my recovery is critical to the success of the surgery.” -Jacque G Comments: Thank you for your kind words! […]
What’s Causing my Hip Pain? Hip Anatomy The hip joint is a large ball and socket joint designed to withstand significant stresses such as supporting our body weight when running and jumping, in addition to the normal wear and tear of daily activities such as walking and stair climbing. The hip joint is comprised of the head (“ball”) of the femur (“thigh bone”) and the acetabulum (“socket”) of the pelvis. Surrounding the hip joint are many tough ligaments that provide support and protection to prevent the dislocation of the joint but allow a wide range of movements. The strong muscles […]
The Rhythm of Your Step Matters If you are a runner you have heard many popular terms over the years on how to help your form. Some of these could be heel striker, minimalist shoes or maybe barefoot running. It is hard to distinguish what we should be paying attention to and what is important. In some instances, this can be difficult to answer, but in this case I would like to simplify this for you. In doing so I will introduce a new word, cadence. Before I explain this word to you I would like to explain why it […]