Friday, October 15, 2021

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, October 9, 2021

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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Graston Technique


Dr. Elena Warkentin is certified in Graston Technique and discusses how it is aimed at breaking up scar tissue and encouraging fast and effective healing. Old injuries, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, surgical scars, and other conditions respond very well to this therapy.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Can You Be Awake and Asleep at the Same Time? - Masako Tamaki


Discover the phenomenon known as asymmetrical sleep, where parts of an animal's brain are asleep while other areas remain active.

Many animals need sleep. But all of the threats and demands animals face don’t just go away when it’s time to doze. That’s why a range of birds, mammals, and even humans experience some degree of asymmetrical sleep, where parts of the brain are asleep and other areas are more active. So, how does it work? Masako Tamaki explores how animals' brains remain vigilant even at their most vulnerable.

Lesson by Masako Tamaki, directed by Biljana Labović. 
Animated by Iva Ćirić, designed by Manja Ćirić.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Benefits of Physical Therapy & Cutting the Overuse of Opiods


Physical Therapist, Cory Rasmussen, shares information on who is a candidate for Physical Therapy, understanding your pain, and more.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

What Causes Musculoskeletal Pain?


You can feel musculoskeletal pain in your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. What can you do to ease the aches?

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Treating Soft Tissue Dysfunction - Graston Technique®


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.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

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.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

How Important is Physical Therapy? - Essential 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, August 10, 2021

Graston Technique (IASTM) Treatment For Fast Hip Pain Relief


Graston technique, a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a fantastic way to increase the flexibility and glide of tissues. Fascia, or myofascia, is the covering over the top of all the muscles in your body. The human body has 650 muscles. All of these muscles need to be able to glide and slide past each other.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

How Long Should Your Naps Be? - Sara C. Mednick


Your eyes get heavy and gradually close… But wait! It’s only lunch time and you still have so much to do. Would taking a nap help? Or would it derail your day? Well, that depends on a few things— especially what stages of sleep the nap includes. Sara C. Mednick details the cognitive benefits of napping, and explores the optimal length and time of day for a quick snooze. 

Lesson by Sara C. Mednick, directed by Qian Shi.

Monday, July 26, 2021

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.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

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.

Monday, July 19, 2021

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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

6 Tips for Better Sleep | Sleeping with Science, a TED series


Want to not only fall asleep quickly but also stay asleep longer? Sleep scientist Matt Walker explains how your room temperature, lighting and other easy-to-fix factors can set the stage for a better night's rest.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

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, June 22, 2021

What Happens to Your Brain During a Migraine - Marianne Schwarz


Find out what’s happening in the brain when you have a migraine and what we still don’t know about this complex disorder.

A throbbing, pounding headache. Bright zigzagging lines across your field of vision. Sensitivity to light, lingering fatigue, disrupted sleep. While an incapacitating headache is one of the most common symptoms, a migraine can include any of these experiences. So what exactly is a migraine? And what causes it? Marianne Schwarz explores what we know— and don't know— about this complex disorder.

Lesson by Marianne Schwarz, directed by Bálint Gelley, CUB Animation.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Why Healthy Bones Are About So Much More Than Milk | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter


Drinking calcium-rich milk strengthens your bones -- but it's not the only thing you can do for a strong and healthy skeleton. Dr. Jen Gunter digs deep into the three layers of bone to explain why they weaken as we age and shares what you can do to maintain a healthy frame for years to come.

Think you know how your body works? Think again! Dr. Jen Gunter is here to shake up everything you thought you knew -- from how much water you need to drink to how often you need to poop and everything in between. This TED original series will tell you the truth about what's *really* going on inside you.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy


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

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Simple Exercises to Improve Your Balance- Workout with Jordan


This video is part of a series called, Workout with Jordan. For this video all you may need a chair or surface to hold on to. Join Jordan today to improve your balance.

Friday, May 28, 2021

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.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

GT: The Industry Leader


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

Monday, May 17, 2021

Aquatic Therapy - National MS Society


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

Friday, May 14, 2021

How Stress Affects Your Brain - Madhumita Murgia


Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. 

Lesson by Madhumita Murgia, animation by Andrew Zimbelman.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Back Pain Tips from a Physical Therapist


Matthew Randall, PT, DPT, discusses low back pain and some of its causes. Physical therapists examine and evaluate a person thoroughly to determine the cause of pain and design an individualized treatment plan.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Understanding the Benefits of Physical Therapy


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

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Benefits of Physical Therapy & Cutting the Overuse of Opiods


Physical Therapist, Cory Rasmussen, shares information on who is a candidate for Physical Therapy, understanding your pain, and more.

Friday, April 9, 2021

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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

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

Saturday, March 13, 2021

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.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

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.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Treating Soft Tissue Dysfunction - Graston Technique®


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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

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!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

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.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Graston Technique


Dr. Elena Warkentin is certified in Graston Technique and discusses how it is aimed at breaking up scar tissue and encouraging fast and effective healing. Old injuries, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, surgical scars, and other conditions respond very well to this therapy.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Benefits of Physical Therapy


Learn from a physical therapist about some of the benefits that physical therapy offers

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

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.