The Art of Breathing

The Art of Breathing

Practicing breathwork isn’t exactly groundbreaking or new to ourselves as physical therapists. For years we have instructed patients in “box breathing” to induce relaxation, control pain, and improve physical performance. For many people mouth breathing is...
Supported Hiking – What Is It?

Supported Hiking – What Is It?

Lately, during the coronavirus epidemic, I’ve noted more people out and about walking. The other day I encountered a person using trekking poles during their walk. My first reaction was rather judgmental, thinking that the person had some debility necessitating the...
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends of Stoneking: The spirit of innovation has certainly ramped up across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. We, as physical therapists, are doing our part to provide care outside the traditional clinic setting, and keep you away from any trips to the...
The Upside of Adversity

The Upside of Adversity

To quote Doors vocalist Jim Morrison, “The future’s uncertain/the end is always near.” While not a prophet, his statement is reasonably succinct given the current human condition. From floods, to tornadoes, and now the coronavirus, we are constantly reminded of just...
Whats Your Attitude About Altitude?

Whats Your Attitude About Altitude?

Despite recent events surrounding the coronavirus, commercial air travel remains an essential form of transportation for the general public and business traveler. Commercial air travel imposes stress on the human body. These stresses are not only psychological (e.g....
Living The Dream: Suspended In Air

Living The Dream: Suspended In Air

Almost every weekend in the winter my wife (Cindy) and I head to Vermont for some downhill skiing. While the skiing is exhilarating and great exercise, I have come to enjoy the time on the chair lift just as much. On the lift, time stands still. As you crouch to sit,...