Combat holiday stress with exercise

Combat holiday stress with exercise

When a demanding holiday season leaves you twisted in knots from the stresses of commitments, crowds, shopping and entertaining, Lacey physical therapist Chris Dickerson has a suggestion: sweat away that stress by making exercise a part of your holiday routine. ...
Don’t confuse soreness with pain

Don’t confuse soreness with pain

There’s soreness, and then there’s pain. It’s important to not confuse the two, says physical therapist Chris Dickerson, owner of Puget Sound Physical Therapy in Lacey.  To active people in general and athletes at all levels, the inability to recognize the differences...
Back pain? Studies say see a PT first

Back pain? Studies say see a PT first

During a time when people are growing more skeptical and concerned about the use of prescription pain medications, a recent study gives hope to the 80 percent of Americans who will experience back pain at some point in their lives, says Lacey physical therapist Chris...