Health Science News, News and Events, Pain

News@VTPT August 2017

What is the best thing to do to when you’re having back pain? This month’s News@VTPT discusses current evidence in the most effective treatments for acute and chronic low back pain. As a bonus, enjoy a sweet treat during your last days of summer. If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, email […]

Health, Healthy Excercise, Healthy Movement, Low Impact Exercise, News and Events, Pain

9 Aquatic Therapy Benefits That Will Surprise You

Physicians and patients alike are more actively seeking out aquatic therapy as a way to rehabilitate the body.This article provides more insight into the benefits of aquatic therapy and why it is so important to the healing process. VTPT is pleased to offer aquatic therapy at our downtown Burlington clinic located steps from the YMCA. http://guidedoc.com/aquatic-therapy-benefits

Health Science News, Life Balance, Low Impact Exercise, News and Events, Pain

CDC Recommends Physical Therapy and Other Non-drug Options for Chronic Pain

In 2016, the CDC announced that physical therapy can be a good alternative to pain medications for some individuals living with chronic pain. At VTPT we strive to help our patients lessen the need for pain medications and instead focus on exercise/lifestyle changes to improve quality of life.   http://www.moveforwardpt.com/DidYouKnow/Detail.aspx?cid=cd52bad5-f4a3-4f1f-a387-9cd4a3bc1842

Anatomy, Birgit's Blog, Health, Healthy Excercise, Healthy Movement, Low Impact Exercise, Pain, PRI, Yoga

6 exercises for shoulder stability

The shoulder joint is a work of art. It is intricately designed to allow an enormous range of motion (just think about how much more movement your shoulder has than your knee, for example) and precise control for fine arm and hand movements. Naturally, there is a cost for these advantages. In order to allow for […]

Birgit's Blog, Healthy Alternatives, Healthy Excercise, Healthy Movement, High Impact Excercise, Low Impact Exercise, Pain, PRI

Relief for a tight back

Hang out in any gym for an hour or so and you will see a lot of back extension. Lat pulls, barbell squats, cleans – extension, extension, extension. While this isn’t dangerous in and of itself, it is important to counter that uni-directional activity with some flexion. Yoga and general stretching is great to counter […]