Telehealth

Telehealth Physical Therapy

Today was the first time I provided Telehealth Physical Therapy. In the last 6 months or so, I have been wishing that the company I work for would offer this. As I have mentioned previously, there is a lot of value in exercise, patient education on movement & body mechanics, and in postural or ergonomic corrections. There is so much that can be done remotely, through HIPPA compliant video chats. Honestly, today was a blast! Manual Therapy I can see why some patients are hesitant at first. A large aspect of Physical Therapy can be manual therapy and they don’t …

Beginner

Quarantined Body Weight Exercise.

One of the things I am missing most during this quarantine is going to CrossFit. Not just for the workouts, but for the community. I am working on creating a community on our Facebook group, Confetti Wellness. Last week I started posting quick, body weight exercises that can easily be performed while quarantined at home. These quick, 5-20 minute workouts are made for someone at home, without equipment, and who may be lacking in the motivation or determination to be creative on their own. The workouts are 100% modifiable. Some are strength focused, some are cardio focused, and some are …

Fear is Contagious. Courage and Positivity are too.

Fear is contagious. Courage and positivity are too. Right now I am thinking to myself, how can I virtually show up for others, to express my empathy for the world right now? The last few days has been tough on all of us. I could not imagine the heartache of all of the individuals with the virus and families going through the loss of loved ones. In addition to this and our fears, a lot of us are struggling financially and mentally. Wavering Thoughts As of now, I am fortunate enough to be able to continue to work and see …

My Joy in Pictures

The Fur Babes Dawn, Dusk, the Moon & the Stars No dawn photo pictured here. But that is my most favorite time of day. Family Not everyone is pictured, but I love you nonetheless!Love the picture of the 4 of us plus Mary at the airport! The beginning of the best time of my life! Running & CrossFit Baking I actually went to culinary school. Maybe I should have tried the baking program instead! Dancing Best of Friends Palm Trees & Lilies

Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness Apps to Use During the Coronavirus Pandemic

For the past year I have ranted and raved about the yoga app, Down Dog. It is inexpensive and is scalable to your own needs. I received an email from Down Dog, offering free use of their apps until April 1st due to the Coronavirus. This prompted me to do some research on health & wellness apps to use during the Coronavirus pandemic. Down Dog “Great Fitness Anywhere” is their tagline. And I really do agree. At times, I do not have the patience for an hour long yoga session. With this app you can customize the length of your …

Deadlifts for Low Back Pain

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Low Back Pain

If you know me outside of this blog, you may have heard me at some point say that “I wish I could do a Ted talk”. I wish I could get on top of a stage, without nerves, and educate everyone on the power of exercise, Physical Therapy, and how strong our minds and bodies really are! For now, it all starts here on this blog. Today I want to talk about 10 facts everyone should know about low back pain. My first posts on this blog have been all about mindset. But I also want this blog to be …

Exercise As Medicine

Exercise is Medicine, But Also So Much More

Exercise is medicine, but it is also so much more than that. There is more and more research coming out about using exercise as medicine. Which is amazing! However, we cannot lose sight of the fact that exercise should be performed on a regular basis as a preventative measure against diseases, for our health and wellness, and to be physically fit and ready for whatever life brings us. Exercise can be prescribed like medication. This prescription must be specific regarding modality, intensity, frequency, and duration. This is especially true when people are training for a specific sport or when they …

Happy Friday

Friday is my most favorite day of the week. And we are spending it at one of my favorite places, the beach in Southern California. On a quick trip to California this weekend to visit my husbands family. Not going to lie, this always makes me anxious. But this weekend I am practicing letting that go. How do you desire to feel? Choose the thought that will make you feel that. Instead of being quiet and reserved I will be myself Instead of comparing myself to others I will love who I am and what I look like Instead of …

Confetti Wellness

The Power of Mind and Body Exercise

My name is Adria. I am a Physical Therapist, marathon runner, CrossFitter, and a mom to 4 dogs. With my experiences I have witnessed the power of mind and body exercise. I work over 40 hours a week. Prepare almost all of the meals for my husband & I. Work out 6 days a week. Make time for family & friends. Am an avid podcast listener & reader of non-fiction books. And recently began flexing my creative mind. Certainly a lot of you reading this do SO MUCH more than what I just listed. And you are AMAZING! Why am …