Rehab. Fitness. Wellness
There's nothing resolute about new year’s resolutions.. even yours!
I want to start with this: our thinking behind the pursuit of our personal health and fitness potential is skewed. Getting a clear mindset when it comes to health and fitness (i.e.—our own!) is elusive and usually a recipe for quitting.
In evaluating your physical therapy needs, it’s crucial to seek out treatment and professionals that meet your specific rehab needs, even if they don’t necessarily line up with your wants.
Whoa. That sounds a little backwards, doesn’t it? Isn’t what you want in your PT just as important? Let’s explore this idea further.
First—your wants are significant, and should be considered.
Your very first meeting with a physical therapist is typically an evaluation of your rehab needs. There may be some discussion of what you would like to get out of rehab, and maybe what you don’t want, and this is important to painting a full picture of what is needed. Evaluation is not only about tests and measurement – it’s about finding a physical therapist who can listen to and assess what you’re saying as well as what their eyes and hands are discovering.
The thyroid—that master gland of the human body that controls everything from our metabolism to body temperature, to growth and brain function, to heart rate and just about every other element that keeps us functioning—can wreak havoc...
The use of mobile devices such as tablets and cellular phones has increased at an exponential rate for adults in recent years creating a level of dependency on these devices that will not be easy to break should we decide to do so.
Is that really so bad, though?
This can be difficult to pin a precise definition to, because different people experience and perceive pain in very different ways.
Last year, my husband Taylor was invited to an event called Hell on the Hill. It’s an event where people of all different backgrounds including marathon runners, Ironman Triathletes, UFC fighters, and veterans are invited to a challenge -- a challenge that tests you not only physically but your mental fortitude as well.
The race tests your will and pushes your physical and mental state to the limit. 100 times up and down a grassy slope for a total of 8.5 miles on a 35° incline. That beast was steep! I ran alongside Ultramarathoners, UFC fighters, fitness rock stars and some of the most physically and mentally tough humans. Now, before I tell you about my brutal and humbling experience, let me give you some background on how I ended up on The Hill.