Physical Therapy Blog

Standing Half Squat Exercise

The standing half squat is both a strengthening exercise, as well as a functional skill that is important to everyday life. Although common, it is not always performed correctly. When it's not done properly, it can cause injury to your knees and your back. It's rare...

Avoid Gardening Pain This Spring

Spring is upon us which means it's almost time for yard work and gardening! Many people enjoy being out in the fresh air while getting some exercise in the yard. Injuries with yard work commonly happen because we do not practice safe body mechanics or take enough...

Love Yourself to the Core!

You've heard about strengthening your core and doing core exercises...but do you really know what you are strengthening and why it is important? The core is made of a few different layers of muscle and fascia that have a primary goal of stabilizing the spine and...

Fitness Goals to Kick-Off the New Year

The new year is upon us! Take the time to care for yourself and help old nagging pain and injuries to heal. Manual physical therapy can get you back on track to obtaining your fitness goals and will help you transition back into exercise. After you’re back on track,...

3 Static Stretches for After Activity

Static stretches are very important, but should be done correctly and at the right time. For example, if you are headed out for a run, you may be wondering how you should stretch and warm up. A good general rule is to do a dynamic warm-up before your run, then static...

5 Signs You Need Physical Therapy

All too often, we will hear from patients that suffered an injury and later tried to treat it at home on their own; rarely does this work. They usually find that the at-home treatments didn’t help and sometimes made it worse. Whether you’re experiencing pain from an...

How to Adjust Your Running Routine for Fall

Whether you’re a seasoned runner, or still a beginner, there are a few things you should adjust as we enter the fall season. The risk of heat illness is definitely lowered, but there are still things to think about before stepping outside this fall: Warm up your...

5 Reasons Why Endurance is Different

As physical therapists, we are completely aware that chronic pain and sudden injuries are anything but convenient. We understand that you want to feel better and heal, but physical therapy appointments can interrupt your day and you don’t always look forward to them....

How to Avoid Common Summer Injuries

School is almost out and temperatures are going up. It’s safe to say summer is practically here! Of course, we recommend getting outside and staying active throughout the summer months. However, summer often increases the risk of common injuries. This risk is...

Sleep: Why It’s Important for Your Mind and Body

We all know that life can get hectic. Sometimes it feels as though there is never enough time in the day, and sleep becomes your last priority. Unfortunately, when you don’t get enough sleep, it’s your health that pays the price.

Just like exercising and eating right, getting enough sleep is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a few reasons why.

The story of Diane and Megan…

Diane and I met 8 years ago and have worked together ever since. We are known for our crazy antics and challenges for each other.

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“I have been a patient of Megan Starr’s for six years. She has helped us recover from many injuries as we are a very active family. I would not trust anyone else with our family’s physical therapy needs. She goes above and beyond and listens intently to our needs. Honestly, there have been times I can’t imagine having gotten through without her education, compassion and care.”
Manda Fenley