Holidays an Ideal Time for Refresher on Proper, Safer Lifting

Digging out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, hiding gifts away on the higher shelves at the back of your closet … the Holiday Season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes December the ideal time for a refresher on […]

Physical Therapy More Effective than Drugs for Chronic Pain

As health care professionals and researchers continually reevaluate the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Philadelphia physical therapist Chris McKenzie emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment for such conditions.  More than 25 million Americans – about 1 in 10 people – suffer from chronic pain, according to […]

Keys to Avoiding an Exercise Hibernation This Winter

As the days shorten and the weather cools, heralding the approach of another winter, our physical therapy team offers a word of warning:  While hibernation may seem appealing this time of year, especially as we trudge through the current health crisis, it’s paramount we all continue to stay active with regular aerobic and strength training.  Regular exercise is good for us on countless levels. We all know […]

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.”  While he understands the sentiment, Philadelphia physical therapist Chris McKenzie would like to remind people that […]