Growing Pains...Literally

Has your kid ever complained about deep, aching pains in their legs or other joints? If you answered "yes" then you know just how traumatic it can be to see your child in pain and not know what to do about it. Fortunately, as a physical therapist, I do have an idea of how to ease some of the pain, but the process of getting there can still be extremely gut wrenching when you know your baby is hurting. I'd like to do my part to help you treat your little ones as much as you can when growing pains get the best of them. First...a little background info. The term "growing pains" refers to a common syndrome of recurring discomfort in children, typically in both legs, later in the evening or at ni

Three Pieces of Gym Equipment You Can Avoid

If you know me, then you know I workout AT HOME. It is my heavy preference. Getting dressed, packing bags, kids, plus snacks, entertainment, jackets, etc. is my idea of HELL. So, it's probably no shocker to read that I question some of the equipment at the gym. What you may not know is that I actually like the gym. I enjoy the nice, open spaces, cool air blowing, music blasting, mirrors everywhere and most importantly, class offerings of many local gyms. And I think it's a GREAT escape and change of scenery for a good workout. I'm also a big fan of people watching, so going to the gym would actually be a fairly fun experience for me. I am simply not in a place in my life where it is convenie

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