3 Things We Do Everyday That Cause Neck Pain (And How To Get Relief Quick!)

Lets play a fun quiz that might help you live with less neck pain. (And if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions… read on!) When you sleep at night, do you find yourself sleeping on your stomach? Or with more than one pillow in a twisted position? When you’re relaxing at home, do…

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Choose the safer way to manage pain

October is finally here, bringing with it the first signs of Fall, pumpkin flavored treats, and most importantly; National Physical Therapy Month. Since its inauguration by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1992, PT Month has been a great opportunity to celebrate all PT professionals as well as recognize the transformative power of physical…

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5 Daily Habits That Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked about being stiff which we get asked regularly by clients at PhysioFit: “Kim, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I’m just incredibly stiff when I wake up on a morning, and I feel it throughout…

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Neck Pain: One Quick Easy Way To Live With Less Of It

Lets play a fun little game that might help you live with less neck pain. Take a quick look down by your feet, on the sofa next to you…wherever your bag may be, take a quick look. I’m going to take a guess and say your bag is either big, heavy, or both? (This goes…

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Are opioids considered unsafe when prescribed for chronic pain?

You may have heard the recent news about Tiger Wood’s being charged with a DUI only to discover it was actually the use of pain medication that led to his arrest, not alcohol. So it’s completely normal that Tiger Woods used painkillers through his discomfort, and completely appropriate that doctors worried about him developing an…

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Pain Myth #2: Just Stretch It

This is Part 2 of our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told You About Your Pain”      Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem”      Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem”      Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age”      Pain Myth…

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Pain Myth #1: Rest Will Fix Your Problem

Pain Myth #1: Rest Will Fix Your Problem This is the first installment of the 5-Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” Pain Myth #2: “Just Stretch It” Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age” Pain Myth #5: “You Need To…

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If I’m In Intense Pain, Will PT Make Me Worse?

This is a question I get asked often here at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness. At PhysioFit, we help people with chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain with great success on a daily basis. We help them be active, fit and free from pain medication even if they have had pain for years. But, what…

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When Backing Up the Car Becomes a Pain in the Neck

That pain you feel when turning your head while backing up your car is probably due to tightness in the muscles of your neck and upper back, often the result of years of poor posture. To improve your posture, keep your neck in a “neutral” position, with your chin more tucked in than pushed forward. When you walk, stand or sit, pretend that a string is…

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