Daily Posture Tips and Stretches to Combat Work-From-Home Aches and Pains

By Edward Palestro, DPT Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have implemented some form of a work-from-home model. Children participating in hybrid learning or online learning have also been spending much of their time at a home work station, sitting in front of a screen. While every home office or work set-up […]

5 Ways to Create Healthy Habits as Holiday Season Approaches

By Jennifer Kalinsky, PTA, BS, ACSM EP-C The holidays will be here before we know it. Soon, we’ll be sitting around the table with family and friends, feasting on hearty meals and enjoying delicious desserts. Our schedules will become consumed with holiday shopping, decking the halls and decorating, celebrating family traditions and attending festive activities. […]

5 Tips for a Safe, Healthy Return to Sports

By Jennifer Kalinsky, PTA, BS, ACSM EP-C As athletes gear up and get back to practices and games, it’s important to consider how the increased activity affects their health. Here are five things to keep in mind to ensure a safe and healthy return to sports. Start gradually After an extended period of time not […]

Physical Therapy Helps Woman Get Back to Golfing Without Shoulder Pain

Leslie Coalmer is back out on the golf course this summer, after being out of commission this past year due to a shoulder injury. Thanks to her physical therapy team at Ohio Sports & Spine Institute, she has her swing back. The Austintown woman suffered a shoulder injury and after weeks of struggling with pain […]

Movement at Home Series: For Strengthening Balance

When performed regularly, these exercises may help with improving your balance. For all of these exercises, stand close to a stable surface, such as a countertop, for hand support. If you’re able, attempt to balance in these positions without using your hands for stability. If needed, place your fingertips and/or hands on the counter to […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Improving Thoracic Mobility

Whether you experience decreased range of motion with your shoulders or would like to improve your mobility and posture for every day comfort or recreational activities such as golf, here are some movements that may be helpful. OPEN BOOK Lay on your side with your arms straight out and hands pressed together in front of […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Strong Hip Flexors

Hip flexors may become tight and/or weak, especially when we sit for long periods of time during the day. Whether you’re experiencing hip pain or you’re looking to strengthen your hip flexors to help prevent injuries or soreness, these stretches and exercises may help. STRETCH: PRONE HIP FLEXOR STRETCH Wrap a band or towel around […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Abdominal, Core Strength

These exercises will primarily help strengthen your abdominals and core, while also supporting your spine and decreasing the stress and tension you may experience in your lower back. BENT KNEE FALL OUT While lying on your back with your knees bent, let one of your bent knees slowly fall to the side, while maintaining a […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Strong, Healthy Knees

Whether you currently experience knee pain or are looking for preventative care exercises to keep your knees strong and mobile, we have several movements for you. STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying on your back, raise your leg up in the air while keeping your knee straight and toes up towards the ceiling. Keep the opposite […]

Movement at Home Series: Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the bottom of the heel. It’s triggered by an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick tissue band that connects the heel bone to the front of the foot. Most people experience a burning or aching sensation on the bottom of the foot, extending from the heel. You […]