5 Holiday Giving Options Offering Healthful Returns

Healthy Holiday Giving Options - Tacoma Physical Therapy

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 Tacoma physical therapist Ben Hannula shares some holiday giving suggestions that offer a more healthful return than simply writing a check. “As a physical therapist, my goal is to improve […]

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

Volunteering for Your Health - Tacoma, WA Physical Therapy

For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness. This can be especially true for older adults who live alone. Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive function, decreased activity, and many physical conditions. For instance, we tend to see more instances of issues […]

No Time for Exercise? Make Time for Movement.

Don’t have time for exercise? Perhaps, say physical therapists, it’s time to reframe what true exercise looks like.  After all, exercise doesn’t require a gym, special equipment or a high intensity. Down to its core, exercise is simply movement, and despite being busy, most of us have plenty of time to move around every day.  The key, […]

Tacoma Wellness: How to Talk Positively with Your Kids about Exercise

All kids need exercise. Stacks of scientific research through the years support the myriad ways exercise helps young bodies and minds as they develop and grow.  It’s important, then, for parents to encourage their children to be active and develop healthful habits as they grow and develop. During such conversations, however, Tacoma physical therapist Chad McCann says setting a positive […]

Jump into March Madness Mindful of Jumper’s Knee, says Tacoma PT

As a large portion of the nation’s attention turns to the “March Madness” NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in the coming days, Tacoma physical therapist Chad McCann says now is an ideal time to educate fans, young competitors and even blue-collar workers about an injury prevalent in jump-heavy activities: jumper’s knee.  Among the most common injuries in sports, jumper’s knee is […]

Sports Specialists help Athletes Stay Healthier, Compete at Higher Levels

When it comes to pain and possible injury, athletes can be a determined lot, says Tacoma physical therapist Chad McCann.  “They will work through pain, injuries, all kinds of limitations to participate,” said McCann, doctor of physical therapy with 3Dimensional Physical Therapy & Sports Conditioning in Tacoma. “And when they finally admit to a problem, the first question they often ask is, ‘When […]

Gravity altering rehab promotes healing, performance in Tacoma clinic

Engaging in antigravity technology may seem counterintuitive when seeking physical therapy to get stronger on your feet, but it’s both a real and effective option through the use of an AlterG treadmill, said Ben Hannula, a physical therapist with 3Dimensional Physical Therapy & Sports Conditioning in Tacoma.  AlterG uses differential air pressure technology (DAP), which […]