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7 Myths About Physical Therapy –

October is National Physical Therapy Month, but the benefits of working with a Physical Therapist are available year-round!

I can help relieve pain and restore movement in a timely, cost-effective manner. If you would like more info, contact me!

7 Myths About Physical Therapy –


Form Embodies Function (or, The Rebirth of My Rotator Cuff Stability)

Form embodies Function

Activation facilitates Form

Therefore; Function REQUIRES Activation!

This was my thought process while I was running my weekly trail run. (I was also thinking about how trail running parallels life lessons, but that’s gonna be for another post..)

And then life’s irony biggest fear since my surgical shoulder repair…I tripped and fell. My right toe caught a rock, and I fell….into a perfect plank position, arms locked out, my body board-like and tense, and the momentum halted.

And I was okay,

I AM okay! My shoulder is a little sore but its not torn again. I stopped for a few seconds to check it out, and then was on my was down the side of the steep hill feeling nothing but gratitude for my strength coach Ben Cobian’s words and ‘turn on’ my hips and shoulders, to BE the tension before I touch the bar, to relearn proper form and neuromuscular control. I’ve been practicing and working to do just that. The activation has become automatic. My strength and stability will only improve going forward!


How I Prepared For Shoulder Surgery

4 days have passed since my shoulder surgery and I’m getting ready to return home. i’d like to share how being able to use only one arm for 6 weeks made me wonder how others have survived the same challenge.
One poster mentioned I’d have to get comfortable going without a bra. 

Well, I’m not the most endowed of girls but I hate that unsupported feeling.

Solution? I ran to buy strapless bras, but realized I would still need help with the closure. Luckily I have family around to help, but what about you ladies who live alone? Solution #2; adhesive bras! Target has couple of options, so now I have those too.

Tank tops and/or wife beaters are a necessity as a base layer during the winter months. But immediately post op and for two weeks while no active motion is allowed, how would I wear a shirt? I cut up some tee shirts and got creative with velcro, and was able to presentably wear a shirt with my sling. The nurses in the hospital were impressed with my creation when they came in the morning after my surgery to find me dressed and ready for the doctor’s visit. There’s a good possibility I’ll be selling those in the future; stay tuned!