The joys of a family vacation can be overshadowed by the ‘pain’ of hauling excessive luggage, sleeping in a different bed, and extended periods of sitting. Here are our favorite tips to keep you feeling your best while traveling so you can enjoy your destination. TAKE BREAKS WHILE DRIVING Every hour or two, stop and … Read more

Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical fitness level will be a factor. A 2010 study … Read more

Chances are that you probably haven’t thought about how your neck and back are faring in the smartphone era, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smartphones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport, or riding the subway. And while it’s great … Read more

You know exercise is important to your health. It helps you feel better physically, gives you energy, and helps you deal with the stress of your busy life. But what do you do when life gets too busy to take an exercise class, go for a run, or get to the gym? It’s easy to … Read more

As an Olympic wrestler, I am fascinated with the concept of mindset and how it can affect outcomes. For example, two people might have the same capabilities, and mindset can be the difference between winning/losing, success/failure, achieving a goal/not, making progress in therapy,/staying in pain. One of my favorite quotes as an athlete was “success … Read more

AT PHYSIOPOINT THERAPY, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR BETTER WAYS TO SERVE OUR CLIENTS IN THE CROWN POINT AREA. THAT INCLUDES EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGIES WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. To our knowledge, PhysioPoint is one of the first physical therapy clinics anywhere to be using Halo Sport. Halo Sport is an exciting technology that utilizes “Neuropriming,” … Read more

Growing up in youth sports and even into Division I athletics, I remember starting every wrestling practice with static stretching- touch your toes and “1,2, 3,….10”. TURNS OUT, I WAS DOING IT ALL WRONG. Now working in the physical therapy field in an active community like Crown Point, I often get asked: “Should you stretch … Read more

MUSCULAR DOES NOT EQUAL MASCULINITY A common thing I hear at the gym is that women do not want to lift weights because it will “make them bulky.” In our society particularly, women are expected to look and behave that align with certain standards. Unfortunately, the “lifting weights makes you manly” idea seems to be … Read more

MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT PHYSICAL THERAPY IS ALL ABOUT EXERCISE AND STRENGTHENING MUSCLES. BUT MUSCLE IS ONLY PART OF THE EQUATION. A muscle by itself won’t work unless the nervous system tells it to contract. When a nerve tells a muscle to contract, it isn’t like an on/off switch. Instead, think of the nervous system … Read more

When you think about being healthy, you may think about lifting weights or running on a treadmill at a gym. Oftentimes, we forget about important small muscles that support our internal organs and keep our bodily functions working properly. Did you know that a physical therapist can help you with bowel and bladder dysfunction such … Read more