Top 11 60uP Balance Board Exercises

Top 11 60uP Balance Board Exercises

The following is the a video Jeff Petersen and Kendra filmed showing the most effective 60uP exercises. As always, if you would prefer to read the transcript instead of watch, skip below the video to read the instructions! Video transcript below: Hello, my name is Jeff Petersen with Petersen Physical Therapy. We are going to … Read more Top 11 60uP Balance Board Exercises

60uP Balance Board Exercise Equipment Review for Older Adults

60uP review by Jeff Petersen, physical therapist.

As a follow up to our recent post on fall risk factors and how to mitigate fall risk, Jeff also did a review of the 60uP Balance Board. This piece of equipment is intended to help older adults mitigate their fall risk and improve their stability and strength. Look for a follow up post on … Read more 60uP Balance Board Exercise Equipment Review for Older Adults

How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls

An older man falling and hitting his hip on the stairs.

Jeff Petersen took some time this week to discuss how to reduce fall risk in older individuals. In the video, he discusses risk factors such as balance issues, previous falls, and medical conditions like arthritis or vision deficits. He also discusses the systems involved in balance and provides some self-assessment tools for balance and fall … Read more How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls

How Much Exercise Do I Need? Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Exercise can be a bewildering topic, and it draws different images into our minds depending on our backgrounds, what we’ve heard, and what our doctors, coaches, spouses, and friends have told us over the years. Many of us “used” to exercise … (remember cross country back in high school?) … but if we’re in the … Read more How Much Exercise Do I Need? Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

How to Get Rid of Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow Fast!

A man grabs his elbow in pain from tennis elbow.

This post is intended to be a follow up to our post last month about the difference between Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow. If you are experiencing pain in the elbow and are unsure of where to begin, we recommend reading that post first, and then coming back to this one. For the purpose of … Read more How to Get Rid of Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow Fast!

How Physical Therapy Can Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic

A woman deciding whether or not to take opioids.

We don’t even need to mention the severity of the opioid epidemic these days, but just to point out some of the numbers, according to drugabuse.gov, here are some quick facts: 128 people per day die due to an opioid related overdose. Keep in mind that not all hospitalizations or overdoses result in death, meaning … Read more How Physical Therapy Can Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic

Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow, How to Know the Difference

Golfer's elbow vs tennis elbow

Are you having forearm pain and you are not sure where it is coming from? There are two common conditions that we see a lot in our practice, and they are Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow. Most of us have heard these terms before, but knowing the difference can change the ways you treat your … Read more Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow, How to Know the Difference

How to Assess What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex joint

Shoulder pain may can have many causes.  These causes can be related to an obvious incident or injury or may spontaneously start. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), up to 26% of adults will experience shoulder pain with rotator cuff and sub acromial bursa being the most frequent causes. In this article I … Read more How to Assess What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain