Family Is Everything!

It doesn’t take a crisis to realize that family is everything.  But every crisis provides an opportunity to show it. Amy’s dad was in a TCU (Transitional Care Unit), benefiting from physical therapy to get him strong enough to go home.  The whole Hutchinson family visited last weekend to offer their love and support.  While the circumstances weren’t ideal, the … Read More

Ready, Set, Go!

Dave and Amy were all bundled up recently to “ready, set, go” watch their daughter at her track meet. Ashley, on the other hand, kept warm by “Moving More, Living More” at each race! What’s at your finish line? Playing with the grandkids? Camping and hiking this summer? Shopping at your favorite store? If pain and immobility keeps your from … Read More

Play The Day Away!

Every now and then, Idaho teases us with a warm spring day.  Cortney, everyone’s favorite receptionist in Gooding, took her family to the park last weekend to play the day away! Cortney and her friend checked out the barn, part of the improvements completed last year to the Gooding East Park. Jeff took up his very important position at the … Read More

Secrets To A Robust Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life, watching the weeks pass, waiting for those magical golden years.  Now that it’s here, are you finding that physical limitations are keeping you from the retirement you’ve always dreamed of, including… Traveling to new places? Keeping up with the grandchildren? Fly fishing in your secret spot? Woodworking in a well stocked shop? Lowering your … Read More

Body Balance Basketball Team Wins!

Congratulations to the Body Balance Physical Therapy basketball team for a win this week! Warm ups prepared the team for the physical demands of the game. Teamwork and persistence won the day, with therapists Logan Bradley and Adam Squires both being named MVP’s. Body Balance Physical therapy CEO Dave Hutchinson expressed his views on sponsoring the Twin Falls City League … Read More

Patients Treat Staff To Fruit Pizza!

Two of our favorite patients treated the staff to a fruit pizza!  You’ll love their amazing story of recovery! Here is how Lyla described her experience. “My orthopedic surgeon suggested surgery as I had arthritis and very little cartilage left in my right hip!  I had difficulty and pain walking and did so with a noticeable limp.  I had great … Read More

4 Simple Post Pregnancy Exercises

Having a baby changes your body!  Abdominal muscles stretch!  Back muscles tighten!  The pelvic floor weakens under the weight of the baby!  Here are 4 simple post pregnancy exercises to improve strength, stability and coordination. Level 1:  Mini Bridge Lie on your back with your knees bent. Raise your hips slightly off the floor for 5 seconds. Lower your hips … Read More

Body Balance Attends Back Pain Conference

David Hutchinson, CEO and physical therapist at Body Balance Physical Therapy, and Adam Squires, PT, DPT, increased their knowledge and expertise at a 3 day conference on lower back pain. This photo, from the University of Texas, was taken for therapist Logan Bradley, a die hard Longhorns fan, who stayed behind to serve patients in the Twin Falls clinic. Dave … Read More

Beginning Runners Can Experience Back Pain!

    Exercise is great, right?  And running is a free, easy way to be more active.  But in some circumstances, beginning runners can experience back pain! A study at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center found that runners with weak deep core muscles end up relying on their superficial muscles. Ajit Chaudhari, associate professor of physical therapy and biomedical … Read More

2 Simple Exercises For Neck Pain

What a pain in the neck! We all love working at computers, reading, watching TV and using our phones.   But doing these activities for long periods of time can cause neck pain. Pillows that are too high or too flat, and don’t support the neck properly, can be a source of discomfort. Intense concentration or stress can tighten the neck, … Read More