Migraine Relief by Justine Calderwood, MSPT Got Migraines? Watch this video to discover how Specialized Physical Therapy in the form of Myofascial Release can give you the relief you've been searching for! If you've been suffering for longer than 6 weeks with migraine or headache pain, and are tired of missing work, hiding away for hours or days on end, and missing out on life with those you love
What Do You do? by Justine Calderwood, MSPT It is a simple enough question:"What do you do?"Me: “I do Physical Therapy”. Translation: I help people who are in pain feel better. I help people who have limited mobility move easier (such as walking, hiking, getting out of bed, playing with kids, cycling, climbing stairs, reaching into overhead cupboards, getting out of a chair, running, walking in your home without holding onto furniture, squatting to get something off the floor, getting dressed, styling your hair
How to Feel Great Again! by Justine Calderwood, MSPT Do you remember what your life was like before you started having low back or neck pain? How did you feel before your car accident? Or when you could reach into the cupboard or blow dry your hair without first planning it out or flat out avoiding it because of shoulder pain? How much more enjoyable was getting together with friends to ski or ride ATVs when you didn't worry about "paying for it" the next day? Picture it, with as many details as you can. Were you smiling? Could you do what you wanted, as long as you wanted? Did you worry or limit yourself the way you do now? How did it feel to wake up in the morning, fully
Oils + Physical Therapy by Justine Calderwood, MSPT I recently decided to bring my love of essential oils into my physical therapy practice as I considered how they could complement the treatment I provide. I’ve been using Young Living essential oils for about three years now, mainly at home for myself and my family. When I first heard about essential oils I didn’t even know what they were. Now I know it’s the natural oil found in plants, and can come from the leaf, stem, root, flower petals, peel, wood or root. I first got introduced to essential oils to help me deal with some insomnia and emotional turmoil, and I was looking for something that would help me sleep and ease my tension. I happened to see some essential oils on the shelf
3 Tips to Relieve the Pain in Your Butt By Justine Calderwood, MSPT No, this isn’t a blog post on how to get rid of that irritating person that causes you so much grief in your life. This is a post about how to relieve that nagging, grating pain in your rump. You know, that one that aches when you are sitting, working at your computer. The one that causes a hot, poker sensation in your tush when you’re going up stairs. Or the ache that you get when you try to increase your running mileage. The one you just can’t ignore when you’re picking something up off the floor, standing in line at the grocery store, or trying to get comfortable so you can [finally] drift off to sleep. That’s the one.
The Body's Connections by Justine Calderwood, MSPT About a month ago I got a call from a gentleman who wanted to book a massage. He had gotten my number from a friend of his wife, who told him that I help people who are in pain. We talked a little while so I could determine what was going on that he was needing a massage. His lower back was really bothering him and he was desperate for some relief. I didn’t want to mislead him…I’m not a Massage Therapist. There is some overlap of what I do and what my massage therapist friends do, so perhaps I would be able to help him. The thing is, though, when I explained that I was a Physical Therapist and that I was confident
Shifting the Focal Point "What will it look like when you reach your goal?" This is a "Wisdom of Myofascial Release Inspiration Card", created by fellow MFR therapist Karla Quello. I have this particular one hanging in the office and just last week I discussed this message with a patient. You see, in my experience 99% of people who seek out physical therapy treatment do so because they are in pain
Breaking Old Agreements by Justine Calderwood, PT, MSPT I started reading (again) The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I’m working my way through this incredible book slowly, one agreement at a time, in order to take the time to sit with the information and implement it. I’m re-reading it because the first time around I read the information and may have even used part of it, but now I’m trying to absorb it on a deeper level and really put it into practice. The First Agreement is “Be Impeccable with your Word”. In the words of the author, “what you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will all be manifested through the word”. He likens the word to magic….white magic or black magic…..depending on