Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Anxiety

The growing amount of research on the positive effects of exercise, physical activity, and movement in general is undeniable. Exercise should be the first step in lifestyle modifications for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.¬†CrossFit has recently posted a video of Greg Glassman, “inventor” of CrossFit. In this video he discusses chronic diseases and the coronavirus. I don’t want to get to much into it right now as this is not he highlight of this post. But Greg is so passionate about what he does and what he “preaches”. It is definitely worth a listen. My favorite quote from …

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 …

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 …

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 …