Blog Archive

The Importance of Gait Training May 17th, 2021

Most people take walking for granted. It’s something you usually learn to do before you can remember learning, and it’s simply part of life, like breathing or blinking. However, if you have an illness or injury and you can’t walk for some time, you begin to appreciate what a wonderfully...

How Our Feldenkrais Training Improves Balance and Posture Apr 27th, 2021

Millions of Americans live with chronic pain and other disorders that affect their physical functionality, including their balance and posture.  Whether you have balance problems due to neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, or pain from a prior injury, you need personalized care to restore and maintain your physical functionality and overall wellness. ...

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Maintain Mobility and Strength as You Age Mar 17th, 2021

It’s easy to assume that you’re destined to have failing strength and reduced mobility as you age. Not necessarily. When you include physical therapy in your wellness plan, you can maintain your health and vitality well into your golden years.  If you want to preserve your overall wellness as you...

Sore After Exercise? Consider NormaTec Recovery Feb 8th, 2021

Whether you’re simply working to become fitter, or you’re training for an event, you probably develop sore muscles as part of the process. Part of building stronger muscles involves first tearing your existing muscle fibers down, and that can mean some discomfort.  At Shift Wellness, you can use our NormaTec...

5 Health Benefits of Massage Therapy Jan 12th, 2021

Massage therapy includes far more than relaxation, although that can be an important component to good health. At Shift Wellness, our providers want you to be as healthy as possible, and that often includes making sure our patients are aware of the health benefits of massage. In this post, we...

When to Consider Chiropractic Care for Joint Pain Dec 7th, 2020

At Shift Wellness, our team believes that in order to function optimally, all of the parts of your body need to be working in harmony. Our staff includes physical therapists, massage therapists, medical doctors, and chiropractors. That’s because each of those specialties is important to your overall good health.  One...

Physical Therapy Keeps Muscles and Joints Balanced and Flexible As You Age Nov 11th, 2020

As much as we may not like it, as we age, we lose muscle, and our bodies begin to show signs of wear-and-tear. If you live long enough, you’ll probably develop some degree of osteoarthritis, the type of arthritis that results from wearing down joint cartilage from extended use. You...

The Benefits of Telehealth Oct 16th, 2020

Telehealth is getting attention right now, in large part thanks to a global pandemic. For months, the city of New York was essentially shut down, and only emergency medical visits were allowed. During that time, telehealth became a lifeline for patients who needed medical care but couldn’t go to a...

What’s the Big Deal about Personal Training? Sep 22nd, 2020

You already know that exercise is important and that you need to be doing a combination of strength-building exercises, cardio to get your heart rate up, and movements to improve your flexibility. You may even have some specific fitness goals in mind. But are you reaching them?  The team at...

What is Functional Medicine? Aug 10th, 2020

How many times have you visited a doctor with specific symptoms and received a prescription or other type of therapy focused solely on those symptoms? Probably lots. That’s the model of traditional care, and it’s how health care has “worked” for generations. While it’s great to find relief for your...