Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief to Individuals With Fibromyalgia, says Renew PT

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that affects more and more individuals each day and, while there is no cure, those who suffer from it can reduce and relieve some symptoms with the proper treatment. Norwood, owner of Renew Physical Therapy in Seattle, notes that physical therapy is one of the most effective and safe ways for […]

Improving Mobility and Strength Can Help You Better Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis is a common ailment that can drastically impact your quality of life and affect you at any age. Individuals who focus on improving their range of motion and follow a strength training plan can significantly minimize arthritis symptoms.  Individuals suffering from arthritis often tend to avoid certain movements to prevent triggering their pain. Unfortunately, this […]

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Chronic Headaches

Headaches can have many causes directly tied to other physical ailments which are often ignored and can bring relief when treated. According to said Norwood, owner of Renew Physical Therapy in Seattle, a common mistake many people make is relying on temporary solutions, such as pain killers, to treat chronic headaches without addressing the underlying issues.   According […]

Make Your 2021 Resolutions Stick with the Following Goalsetting Tips

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone.  Research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the U.S. each year: […]

5 Holiday Giving Options Offering Healthful Returns

The Holiday Season is a time for giving, and that includes supporting causes and organizations that make our communities stronger.  It’s in this spirit that Seattle physical therapist Erik Norwood shares some holiday giving suggestions which offer a more healthful return than simply writing a check.  “As a physical therapist, my goal is to improve lives and the community by […]

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.”  While this sentiment may seem understandable, our team would like to remind people that it’s possible to […]

Good Hydration Essential for Healthy Healing, Recovery

Every system of the body – every cell of every organ – requires water in order to function properly.  On a molecular level, says Seattle physical therapist Erik Norwood, this is why hydration is so essential for healing, training and athletic performance.  It’s a fact that remains critical even as we approach the coldest months of the year.  “Water makes it possible for […]

See Your PT Annually for Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice each year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual check-ups with a physical therapist?  According to physical therapists across the country, including those with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), annual physical therapy […]

The Critical Role of PT After a Long Illness

We still have a lot to learn about the implications of COVID-19 and the long-term effects the virus will have on the health of those still recovering from the illness.  In the short term, though, one of the main wellness goals of COVID-19 survivors involves simply getting back to a normal life. This is a […]

At-Home Learning: Don’t Overlook Physical Activity!

As the school year gains momentum during the COVID crisis and more kids and families adjust to various levels of at-home learning, Seattle physical therapist Erik Norwood encourages parents and instructors to not overlook what should be a standard facet of all children’s curriculum: physical activity.  “Kids need to be given time to move around, exercise and play, even […]