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

7 Aquatic Pool Exercises for You This Summer – 5-10 MIN ROUTINE!

A demonstration of a step up exercise done on a pool step.

Hi, my name is Steve Carling, physical therapist with Petersen Physical Therapy, affiliated with Carling Aquatic & Physical Therapy. I’ve been doing aquatic therapy for many years. I’ve spend a lot of time in the pool and I have the dry skin to prove it. Because it’s summer now, a lot of people will be … Read more 7 Aquatic Pool Exercises for You This Summer – 5-10 MIN ROUTINE!