March 23, 2020

Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 

Big Stone Therapies has been continuing to stay up to date and educated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are prepared to adapt and make changes as necessary. We would like to assure you that we are monitoring daily for updates and CDC recommendations, following their guidelines and are prepared to take action if necessary.

The US Department of Homeland Security believes that Rehab Services (Ph...

January 29, 2020

Signs & Symptoms of Dementia

❖ Memory loss that disrupts daily life

❖ Challenges in planning or solving problems

❖ Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or at leisure

❖ Confusion with time or place

❖ Trouble understanding visual images &

spatial relationships

❖ New problems with words in speaking or writing

❖ Misplacing things & losing the ability to retrace steps

❖ Decreased or poor judgement

❖ Withdrawal from work or soci...

Do you feel dizzy, off balance, or like the room is spinning?  Have you been having falls or episodes where you feel off?  Did you know a physical therapist can likely help you?  Especially if you are experiencing the sensation of feeling dizzy or that the room is spinning, commonly referred to as vertigo (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). 

Symptoms of BPPV are often felt when you are moving your head in ce...

In a recent series on low back pain, The Lancet highlights how people seeking treatment for back pain should be cautious and careful with first-line treatments, especially given the significant rise of “inappropriately high use of imaging, rest, opioids, spinal injections, and surgery.” 

Here at Big Stone Therapies, we help you understand why you are hurting—pain is a protective mechanism, not an indicator of damage or harmpro...

August 29, 2019

Our group of 4 recently returned from San Lucas. Below I have provided an overview of the thoughts and experiences about the trip form Stephanie Stauss, Megan Gibson and Lynn Simon. Paige Simon (Lynn’s daughter) also went on this trip. It was a great experience had by all!

Stephanie Stauss, PTA

I was asked about my high & low from our journey & that is hard to answer, because so much of the trip was a "high" for me, to be away f...

Big Stone Therapies desires that you receive the best care.  With this said, we want you to be informed and aware of the various ways you can influence your health for the better. 

One particular way to boost your health is to be positive! 

In fact, recent research has shown that having increased level of optimism is related to improved health and longevity. 

Researchers in a variety of studies have found associations with h...

In today’s society we frequently hear talk of how to:

“lose your gut, the new science of weight loss”

“get fit faster”

“slash your blood sugar”

“a glass of wine a day will help you live longer”

Often these slogans encourage the use of variety of products (essential oils, diet pills, 5-hour energy, 6 pack abs, etc.). 

What if the answer to living longer and healthier was much more simple than this?  What if this “product” was free, c...

Following an injury, you might find yourself searching for answers regarding the best approach to get yourself back to the activities/hobbies you love to do. 

In your pursuit for answers, you may have come across recommendations such as: the traditional RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) method, the POLICE (Protection, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation) method, or maybe the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory dru...

December 1, 2018

With the long, cold winter months right around the corner, we can expect those pesky winter blues. You know what I mean; Lack of sunshine, cold temperatures keeping you cooped up inside, and lack of overall stimulation for your physical and mental health.  If you’re anything like me, once the hype of the holiday cheer is over, the blues come through full force.

We all face these issues from one time to another, but thankfully...

November 7, 2018

Injury and Illness can strike us at the most unexpected times in our lives; often times disrupting our schedules and our families.  These events can shake us and create negative thoughts or they can build us up and create a positive mental health environment for us to grow. 

Studies show that patients who are recovering from heart attacks, strokes, and other physical injuries benefit from positive thinking. While most wou...

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