The unique blend of technique, balance, flexibility and power that goes in to a golf swing has many different styles, but at the end of the day one goal remains the same for us all; put the ball in the hole. Unlike other sports that require brute strength or place excessive wear and tear on… Continue Reading

Diagonal Pattern D2 Extension Involved hand will grip band overhead and out to the side. Pull band down and across your body to the opposite side of the leg. During the motion, lead with your thumb.   Diagonal Pattern D2 Flexion Gripping band handle in hand of involved and, begin with arm out from side… Continue Reading

Float Seattle and Float Bellevue are offering a special to IRG patients. Three Floats for $99. One hour in a float tank is the simplest and most effective way to reduce stress and pain while increasing well-being and developing your ability to meditate. Float tanks help: Relieve Pain Reduce Stress Improve Sleep Decrease Swelling Your health… Continue Reading

Activities by the lakes, rivers, and in the mountains are local favorites for people in the PNW, but as it always does, summer is over along with the majority of outdoor activities we all enjoy. For me, the transition out of summer is painful.  Fall comes to quick each year and puts a damper on… Continue Reading

1: Take Naps If you have the time during the day, a short nap can do wonders for your energy levels. Just make sure not to nap too close to bedtime or for too long, and a nap will do your body good.   2: Don’t Work in Bed Working in bed can make getting… Continue Reading

In honor of national PlayDoh, go to Mental Floss for 10 facts about this kid classic and watch our PlayDoh video we made! Continue Reading

Sports nutrition: Fueling the athlete Making smart food choices can be challenging for all of us, but athletes face a particularly unique set of challenges. They’re balancing the demands of school or work, as well as friends and family, all the while trying to maximize their energy, performance, and recovery. Here are the top four… Continue Reading

IRG Sports Performance Team When you think of IRG, you may just think of physical therapy, but did you know we provide other services to the community as well? One of our main foundational services include sports performance. If you or someone you know has gone to physical therapy, you may have seen individuals or… Continue Reading

There is quite a lot of pessimism and negativity among healthcare professionals at the moment. Reduced funding, job cuts, professional encroachment and general uncertainties about the future are having a bad effect on people’s health and wellbeing. So I thought it might be a good idea to take a moment to remember what makes physiotherapy… Continue Reading

Occupational therapists (OT) help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do in their homes, at work, in school and throughout the community. From a patient’s initial evaluation to the development and follow through of their rehabilitation plans, an OT works hard to make sure that their patient is… Continue Reading

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and everyone is growing tired of those 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning hockey practices. Sunny days spent at the baseball diamonds and lacrosse fields are just around the corner. During this transition to spring sports, it can be easy to forget some important things for our young athletes.… Continue Reading

What is prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition that comes before diabetes. It means your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be called diabetes. There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes. You can have it and not know it. If I have prediabetes, what does it mean? It means you… Continue Reading

The best way to improve your posture is to focus on exercises that strengthen your core — the abdominal and low back muscles that connect to your spine and pelvis. Some of these muscles move your torso by flexing, extending, or rotating your spine. Others stabilize your pelvis and spine in a natural, neutral position.… Continue Reading

Pronator types include: PRONATED: The overpronator may have issues relating to the timing of muscle firing, and prolonged rotation of the leg to the foot. NEUTRAL: A neutral runner has no or few biomechanical problems. SUPINATED: A supinated runner maybe subject to increased shock transmission through the lower limb. Find a clinic near you to… Continue Reading

“Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus (called “the endometrium”), is found outside the uterus, where it induces a chronic inflammatory reaction that may result in scar tissue.  It is primarily found on the pelvic peritoneum, on the ovaries, in the recto-vaginal septum, on the bladder, and bowel.”  … Continue Reading