Tuesday, December 29, 2020

5 Sleep Positions You Should Avoid. Can Cause Neck, Shoulder, or Hip Pain


Bob and Brad discuss five sleeping positions you should avoid if you're expereiencing neck, shoulder, or hip pain.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Aquatic Therapy - National MS Society


This video features a discussion about aquatic therapy for people with multiple sclerosis.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

My Secret to Staying Focused Under Pressure | Russell Wilson


Athletes train their bodies to run faster, jump higher, throw farther -- so why don't they train their minds, too? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks about the power of "neutral thinking," which helps him thrive under pressure (both on the field and off) -- and shows how you can use this mindset to make the right moves in your own life.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Physical Therapy and Concussions


Physical therapist Dawn Root works with patients after a concussion to help them regain their balance and improve their symptoms. Wearing appropriate safety gear and addressing the symptoms early, can help patients manage their concussion and get the treatment they need.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy


Improved muscle memory, less physical sensations, better blood circulation, and easy accessibility are some of the benefits of aquatic therapy.

Friday, November 13, 2020

What Is Scar Tissue?



Scar tissue limits the range of motion due to its negative impact on sensory-motor firing rates and frequencies. Abnormal sensory inputs perpetuate a dysfunctional cycle of nervous system sensitization, pain and dysfunctional movement/motor output. Graston Technique offers a positive method of manual therapy that interrupts and breaks this cycle of pain and dysfunctional movement.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Understanding the Benefits of Physical Therapy


Patrick Duff, a physical therapist, discusses the importance of physical therapy on Triad Today.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

12 Minute Power Walk At Home Workout- Workout In A Mirror


This video is part of a series called, Workout In A Mirror. All you need for today's video is a little bit of space to move your body. Join Jordan in today's workout for a full body workout.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

How Important is Physical Therapy? - Essentia Health


Get yourself back in the picture of doing the things you love. Dr. Qing-Min Chen talks about how physical therapy can promote a better quality of life

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Why Haven’t We Cured Arthritis? - Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust


Get to know the science behind what causes the stiff, creaky joints of the most common forms of arthritis and what you can do to prevent it.

The bad backs, elbow pain, and creaky knees so common in older people often aren't just “old age.” In fact, the source of this stiffness plagues many young people as well. The culprit is arthritis: a condition that affects over 90 million people in the U.S. alone. What makes arthritis so pervasive, and why haven’t we found a cure for it? Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust investigate.

Lesson by Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust, directed by CUB Animation.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Easy At-Work Stretches for Neck Pain and Back Pain


Is sitting at a computer all day taking a toll on your back and neck? Douglas Chang, MD, PhD recommends you take a break from the keyboard once or twice an hour and shows some simple stretches you can do at home or at the office to relieve and prevent those knots and kinks.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy


Aquatic therapy provides assistance and resistance to motion, building both strength and confidence to patients.

Friday, September 18, 2020

How Do Pain Relievers Work? - George Zaidan


Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains, but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we've invented to block or circumvent that discomfort.

Lesson by George Zaidan, animated by Augenblick Studios.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy


Aquatic therapy benefits individuals with and without disabilities in numerous ways. In this video, you’ll learn how Donnie, an individual who has cerebral palsy (CP), utilizes aquatic therapy to continue to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

How Aqua Therapy Works


Aqua therapy is a great tool to get people with a variety of health challenges moving. So Jane Monzures is headed to the pool to give it a try first hand and learn how it works!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

What is Physical Therapy?


What is physical therapy? By definition, it's techniques and exercises designed to restore movement. But, as Alan Evans, P.T., DPT, OCS, our Outpatient Division's Director of Education points out, it is so much more than that. Our therapists bring the gift of healing to the communities they serve. To learn more, watch this short video.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020

How to Visualize like a Pro | Sports Psychology


In this video, I will show you how to visualize like a professional athlete. I use sports psychology research to summarize the science of visualization and to give you 3 tips that will help you get the most out of visualization. These tips are used by the best athletes in the world.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

You’re Sitting Wrong! & Your Back Knows it- Try This Instead!


Bob and Brad demonstrate how you may be sitting wrong and it is affecting your back. They will show different lumbar supports and exercises you can do for your back pain.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The First Sign You Are Getting Arthritis In Your Shoulder, Hip, or Knee (DIY Test)


Bob and Brad discuss the first sign that you may be getting arthritis. They will include a self test in today's video.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Scientific Benefits of Visualization for Athletes


In this video, I explain 8 science based benefits of visualization for athletes. I also explain how some of the best athletes in the world (Conor McGregor, Michael Phelps and Alex Honnold) use visualization to improve sports performance.

Friday, August 7, 2020

7 Minute "Good Morning!" Chair Workout for Seniors, At Home- Alone or Group, No Equipment


Bob and Brad demonstrate a chair workout for seniors. This workout can be done alone or in a group setting, all you need is a chair.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How Do Carbohydrates Impact Your Health? - Richard J. Wood


The things we eat and drink on a daily basis can impact our health in big ways. Too many carbohydrates, for instance, can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. But what are carbs, exactly? And what do they do to our bodies? Richard J. Wood explains.

Lesson by Richard J. Wood, animation by Qa'ed Mai.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Aquatic Therapy - National MS Society


This video features a discussion about aquatic therapy for people with multiple sclerosis.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Top 10 Mat/Floor Exercises for Beginners or Out of Shape- NO Equipment


Bob and Brad demonstrate beginner exercises that can be completed on a yoga mat or on a carpeted floor for comfort.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain - Mia Nacamulli


When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Private Island.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Leg Strengthening Program EVERYONE Should Do (No Equipment, 3x/week)


Bob and Brad demonstrate a leg strenghthening workout that everyone should be doing. These exercises can be completed without any equipment. It is recommened to complete these exercises three times a week.

Monday, July 20, 2020

How to Grow a Bone - Nina Tandon


Can you grow a human bone outside the human body? The answer may soon be yes. Nina Tandon explores the possibility by examining how bones naturally grow inside the body, and illuminating how scientists are hoping to replicate that process in a lab.

Lesson by Nina Tandon, animation by Giant Animation Studios.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Physical Therapist Shows How to Walk Correctly


Bob and Brad discuss the correct way to walk. They will demonstrate how heel striking while walking is not good for your body, instead you should do forefoot walking.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

My Secret to Staying Focused Under Pressure | Russell Wilson


Athletes train their bodies to run faster, jump higher, throw farther -- so why don't they train their minds, too? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks about the power of "neutral thinking," which helps him thrive under pressure (both on the field and off) -- and shows how you can use this mindset to make the right moves in your own life.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

How to Tell if Knee Pain is Meniscus or Ligament Injury


Bob and Brad discuss how to tell if you are having a meniscus or ligament injury. They also include some tests you can try at home to distinguish the two.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

GMA - Working From Home Hurting Your Back?


Want to change your posture but not sure where to start? We can help! Good posture is not about forcing yourself to sit up straight, it’s about creating life long habits that promote health, comfort and relaxation.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

STOP These 5 Habits or Your Knee Pain May NEVER Go Away!


Bob and Brad discuss things you may be doing to your knee that are actually hurting you. They will provide tips to change bad habits and make your knee pain go away.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Understanding the Benefits of Physical Therapy


Patrick Duff, a physical therapist, discusses the importance of physical therapy on Triad Today.

Monday, June 29, 2020

This One Simple Exercise Can Greatly Improve Your Balance


Bob and Brad discuss how to greatly improve your balance. They will demonstrate exercises to strengthen your hips and ankles that will inprove your gait pattern. If you are someone who is experiencing balance issues, please use a countertop or a sturdy chair to hold onto for these exercises for safety.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Things That Happen to Your Body When You Run Too Much!


Bob and Brad discuss things that can happen to your body when you run too much. For example, if you have cardiac issues and are a distance runner that could lead to serious health issues. The guidelines for moderate distance running are 150 minutes a week or vigorous exercise for 75 minutes per week.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Aquatic Therapy Benefits Stroke Patients - Medical Minute


Immersing yourself into a warm water pool is just what the doctor ordered. Glenn Mitzner of Balaton Minnesota says aquatic therapy has been transformative in his recovery from a stroke.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Hip Pain Relief Stretch (5 Min) Real Time Routine


Bob and Brad demonstrate a stretching routine for hip pain relief. These exercises can be completed on a bed, floor, or a chair.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

To Overcome Challenges, Stop Comparing Yourself to Others | Dean Furness


When you stop comparing yourself to others, you can accomplish great things, says wheelchair athlete Dean Furness. He shares how, after losing the use of his legs in an accident, he discovered a powerful new mindset focused on redefining his "personal average" and getting better little by little.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Way You STAND Might Be Hurting Your Back!


Want to change your posture but not sure where to start? This video series is for you! Good posture is not about forcing yourself to sit up straight, it’s about creating life long habits that promote health, comfort and relaxation.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Hamstring Strain/Pain Will Never Go Away Unless You Do This


Do you have an annoying hamstring pain that won't go away. Maybe you should try the stretch in the video to help relieve your hamstring pain. Watch the video to find out more.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy


Aquatic therapy benefits individuals with and without disabilities in numerous ways. In this video, you’ll learn how Donnie, an individual who has cerebral palsy (CP), utilizes aquatic therapy to continue to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Full Body Home Workout For Beginner or Out-of-Shape - No Equipment - Easy to Do


Bob & Brad demonstrate a full body beginner home workout. This routine is easy to do, no equipment needed and it's meant for people new to working out or trying to get in shape again. Watch the video and try it for yourself.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

GT: The Industry Leader


Graston Technique®, the originator of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), is the most requested IASTM treatment by patients.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

How to Improve Your Balance While Walking (7 Simple Exercises)


Bob & Brad demonstrate 7 exercises you can do at home to improve you balance. If you have poor balance make sure to use an assistive device for support or hold onto a counter top. You may also have a family member or friend put a gait belt on you and hold on for more support.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Why Haven’t We Cured Arthritis? - Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust


Get to know the science behind what causes the stiff, creaky joints of the most common forms of arthritis and what you can do to prevent it.

The bad backs, elbow pain, and creaky knees so common in older people often aren't just “old age.” In fact, the source of this stiffness plagues many young people as well. The culprit is arthritis: a condition that affects over 90 million people in the U.S. alone. What makes arthritis so pervasive, and why haven’t we found a cure for it? Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust investigate.

Lesson by Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust, directed by CUB Animation.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Shoulder Pain Relief Stretches. 5 Min Real Time Routine


Bob & Brad demonstrate shoulder stretches to help relieve pain. This routine only takes 5 minutes, so follow along in real time. Stay tuned after for a brief explanation about the stretches and why they're important.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

How Bad Posture Can Impact Your Health | WebMD


Bad posture can lead to more than an achy back -- it can affect everything from your internal organs to other joints. Learn more what other health concerns can arise.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

What Makes Muscles Grow? - Jeffrey Siegel


We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix of sleep, nutrition and exercise keep your muscles as big and strong as possible.

Lesson by Jeffrey Siegel, animation by Brett Underhill.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Tips and Tricks for Testing Your Posture


Everyday activities like typing and eating can lead to bad posture, which can cause of neck and back pain. Baylor College of Medicine physical therapist Melanie McNeal demonstrates two simple tests to determine if your posture needs work, along with exercises to improve bad posture.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy


Aquatic therapy provides assistance and resistance to motion, building both strength and confidence to patients.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Easy At-Work Stretches for Neck Pain and Back Pain


Is sitting at a computer all day taking a toll on your back and neck? Douglas Chang, MD, PhD recommends you take a break from the keyboard once or twice an hour and shows some simple stretches you can do at home or at the office to relieve and prevent those knots and kinks.

Monday, April 6, 2020

How Functional Ultrasound Works


Functional ultrasound shows color image maps that can indicate the softness or hardness of specific tissues, movement and velocity of tissue or blood, and other physical characteristics. Learn about how doctors use functional ultrasound in NIBIB's new 60 Seconds of Science video.

Friday, April 3, 2020

How Aqua Therapy Works


Aqua therapy is a great tool to get people with a variety of health challenges moving. So Jane Monzures is headed to the pool to give it a try first hand and learn how it works!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

3 SI Joint Stretches For Proper Sacroiliac Motion



Got back problems you can’t quite trace down? Have pains in the butt that you haven’t been able to figure out? Problems in your SI joint might be the culprit.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Living with Plantar Fasciitis, The Doctors TV Show



NBC's TV show "The Doctor's" features podiatrist Dr. Bob Baravarian. He explains what plantar fasciitis is and then performs three advanced procedures for chronic heel pain before a live studio audience.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Back Pain? Always Do This After Sitting- Critical!



Back Pain? Always Do This After Sitting- Critical!

Bob and Brad discuss what you should do after sitting if you suffer from back pain.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Understanding the Causes of Vertigo



This video contains a detailed and simplified explanation of the causes of vertigo. We discuss the normal physiology and the pathophysiology of central and peripheral causes of vertigo.

This video is for education and understanding only and is not medical advice. For medical advice see your doctor or other healthcare professional.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Treating Soft Tissue Dysfunction



When soft tissue is damaged, it will often heal in a fibrotic, haphazard manner and may appear radio-dense under diagnostic ultrasound. The tissue may show thickening, irregular organization or less precise margins as compared to non-injured tissues, which results in a restricted range of motion and, very often, pain and functional limitations. Graston Technique offers a positive method of manual therapy that interrupts and breaks this cycle of pain and dysfunctional movement. Historically, GT has had positive outcomes in 75-90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and post-surgical patients.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Fix Hunchback Posture With A Sock (5Min/Day)



Fix Hunchback Posture With A Sock (5Min/Day)

Bob & Brad show how to fix hunchback posture using socks?

Sunday, February 9, 2020

STOP Morning Aches and Pains!



The best morning stretch routine for joint stiffness, aches, and pains! Stomach, back, and side sleeping is discussed with morning stretches for neck, back, hip, and leg pain shared. Stretches for back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and side sleepers shared by a physical therapist to stop morning pain and stiffness!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

How To Fix Piriformis Syndrome |#AskSquatU Show Ep. 44|



In this episode, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to fix piriformis syndrome, the injury that creates pain in your hip and sometimes radiating symptoms down the back of your thigh!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Is Your Shoulder Pain From Nerve, Muscle, or Joint? How to Tell (Updated)



Is Your Shoulder Pain From Nerve, Muscle, or Joint? How to Tell (Updated)



Bob & Brad demonstrate how to check if your shoulder pain is coming from your nerves, muscles or if it's in your joint.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Root Cause of Plantar Fasciitis: Excessive Pronation.



Pronation is not bad! It is a healthy and natural movement of the foot. What we do not want is excessive pronation. This is what can cause the development of plantar fasciitis.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

7 Strengthening Exercises Everyone Should Do In The New Year



7 Strengthening Exercises Everyone Should Do In The New Year

Bob & Brad demonstrate 7 exercises you should do in 2020.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Knee Pain from IT Band Syndrome, Fix with These 3 Stretches/Treatment



Knee Pain from IT Band Syndrome, Fix with These 3 Stretches/Treatment

Bob and Brad demonstrate how to fix knee pain that is coming from your IT band with stretches.