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Physical Therapy

stiff neck headache

Is Your Stiff Neck Giving You Headaches?

by Ali Lubbers PT, DPT, December 1, 2018

If you’ve experienced neck pain or stiffness, have headaches, and haven’t had an injury — chances are you’ve experienced a cervicogenic headache.  Stiffness of the joints at the top of your spine can cause these types of headaches. This makes them different from tension headaches. Try the exercises in this article first. If they don’t take your pain away, you’ll need an exam and treatment from a physical therapist to loosen the joints utilizing manual therapy. We’ll help you find other areas you may need to strengthen or stabilize, and prescribe exercises tailored for you.  

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Understanding Insurance Coverage for Physical Therapy

by Leisa Faler, Office/Billing Manager, November 1, 2018

Trying to understand how physical therapy is covered by your insurance can be confusing at best and infuriating at worst. In this article you’ll learn insurance terms and the most common ways physical therapy is covered.

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Workplace Exercises

by Jody Thatcher PT, MPT, October 1, 2018

If you’re like most working people, your day involves sitting in front of a screen the majority of the day. In this article, we share 7 workplace exercises you can do right now. Learn how to breathe correctly, and learn the best way to sit or stand at your desk.

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Eat More Fiber, Prevent Arthritis

by Jody Thatcher PT, MPT, August 30, 2018

Last year, new research revealed a link between increased fiber consumption and reduced risk of arthritis. Previously I might have ignored this study, but a few months earlier I’d begun to transition to a plant-based diet. Eating plant-based can mean different things to different people. My version, for the most part, involves purposefully eating loads of fiber every day. I hope you enjoy learning about this newly discovered way to avoid suffering from arthritis.

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Lower Back Pain: Your Questions Answered

by Jody Thatcher PT, MPT, August 1, 2018

We treat lower back pain more frequently than any other diagnosis. For that reason, we’re answering your most common questions, informing you about the research and maybe even busting some myths.
Spoiler alert — physical therapy (PT) is one of the most economical, safe, and effective ways to treat most cases of lower back pain.

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Camping: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

by Ali Lubbers PT, DPT, July 2, 2018

Often getting a good night’s sleep outside of our cozy beds can be difficult and sometimes painful.  The good and bad news is there are many options for sleeping pads and mattresses. Each person’s spine and body are different and finding the right fit for ergonomics and convenience can be a challenge. Learn ideal spine alignment while sleeping and some of the options for camping pads and pillows.

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Nature’s Antidepressants

by Jody Thatcher PT, MPT, June 11, 2018

All of us at Thrive share a love for the great outdoors. June is National Great Outdoors month so we’re talking about what happens physiologically to our bodies and minds when we spend time outside.
We’ve outlined 15 lifestyle tips that you can start implementing today that will improve your mood and health.
The best part? It’s FREE!

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How Should A Bike Helmet Fit?

by Jody Thatcher PT, MPT, May 14, 2018

What is your favorite thing about bicycling? The other day I was riding alongside my six year old son. Out of the blue he says “Bikes are better than cars: ONE – they don’t put off smoke, TWO – you get exercise, and THREE – you get to be outside!”
We are right in the middle of Boise Bike Week AND May is National Bike Month! In honor of these two bike celebrations, we are promoting one component of bike safety — helmets.

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Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

by Jody Thatcher PT, MPT, April 24, 2018

Chances are you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or using public transportation. And while it’s great that we rarely need to venture beyond our pockets for entertainment, our bodies are beginning to retaliate—and mourn the pre-texting days.

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Happy Holidays 2017

by Admin, December 22, 2017

This holiday season in lieu of traditional cards, we are making a donation in your honor to Artisans For Hope, a non-profit that helps refugees learn skills and connects them to the Boise community. The newcomers they help are primarily families, women and children who have been scarred by violence and loss of their homes. […]

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