When I first heard about CrossFit, I wasn’t too impressed to be honest. It seemed like it would be a whole environment similar to the ‘downstairs weight room’ in my university’s rec center: lots of grunting, dropped weights, and testosterone. I was a fan of weightlifting, but I thought some of the WODs (workout of … More Dancing and CrossFit?
This is a fantastic infographic I saw on Twitter, and it covers one of the main reasons why I exercise. In January 2017, I weighed the most I ever had: 153lbs. It was a real wakeup call when I saw the number on my visit summary. 2016 had been a rough year to say the … More Why Exercising Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution – And I Can Help!
The final series on conservative treatment of bunions that breaks down on how effective physical therapy treatment and exercises are on managing bunions. … More Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 3/3)
There’s conflicting research on whether dancers are at higher risk of bunions. But, if you have a ‘flat foot’ like me, bunions are a common foot issue. Bunions are also 3x more common in females. After doing research and seeing a few bunion surgery patients during my clinical hours, I was afraid of surgery. There are other options! I’ll be covering four of them today. … More Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 2/3)
Overview on bunions, and my personal experience with orthotics. … More Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 1/3)
7 tips on how to prepare for a long dance weekend to avoid injury and maximize the experience.
Photo taken by Ralf Brown … More 7 Ways to Improve Weekend Dance Endurance
One reason that I love physical therapy is because of its relationship with scientific research and technology. As a child, I was interested in robotics and space just like my brother. I was amazed at how machines could be used to do things that humans could not achieve. While my brother ended up as an … More Robotic Exoskeletons? The Future is Now
Cheesy as it may sound, yesterday I had the time of my life. I’d never been backstage before, and I swear it’s the truth that I owe it to Emily. I met my friend Emily through the WVU Swing Dance club in 2009. She studied theater, and now works as a stage hand wherever she’s … More Dirty Dancing – Having the Time of My Life
After you go through a trauma (a dangerous/shocking event that you experience or witness), you can develop PTSD. (PTSD is an abbreviation for posttraumatic stress disorder.) PTSD is defined as “a serious potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist incident, sudden death of a loved … More PTSD – Tips on Patient Treatment
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While the general public should be aware of this issue, healthcare providers can be an important part in helping victims receive the help and care they might need. Learning about the signs and symptoms of different types of abuse is vital in order to be an ideal patient advocate. … More What is Gaslighting? What Healthcare Providers Should Know about this Phenomenon.