Get Down and Sit Me 20! The other day I sat back in a cushioned reclining chair, envious, as I watched my 10 month-old daughter sitting on the floor with one foot up to her ear as if it were a telephone. I was reminded of a picture my mom loves to show of me at about four years-old biting my big toe. Today, that seems about as unattainable to me as flying. When and how our bodies start stiffening up are complex questions. However, I think most people can agree that a sedentary lifestyle plays a significant role in […]
Should I book a Swedish or Therapeutic Massage? Many clients ask about the difference between a Swedish and Therapeutic Massage because they are unsure of which will meet their needs. Here are a few differences between the two services to help you decide which the best is for you and your body. No matter what type of massage you receive, your body will benefit. Both a Swedish and Therapeutic Massage will help you achieve a state of relaxation while increasing circulation and lymphatic movement. If you are strictly looking to relax and are not experiencing muscle pain or discomfort, a […]
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! […]