V02 Max & RMR Testing

vo2 Max & RMR testing North 40 Physical Therapy now provides VO2 Max testing, the gold standard for assessing cardiorespiratory fitness. VO2 Max measures the maximum amount of oxygen you can utilize during intense exercise. The higher your VO2 Max, the more energy you can produce during high-intensity workouts. These tests help us gather critical […]

McGill Big 3

What is the McGill Big 3? How do I address my lower back pain? How do I continue with my rehab after a lower back injury? Back pain can be debilitating and frustrating, especially for those who want to lead an active lifestyle. But what if we told you there’s a way to relieve back […]

Reducing Knee Injuries: Discussing Strength vs. Power Lifting

Addressing Knee Pain: Strength training Vs. powerlifting Mitigating Knee Pain: In the realm of fitness, the debate between strength training and powerlifting often takes center stage. While both forms of exercise offer unique benefits, when it comes to reducing the risk of knee injuries, strength training emerges as a safer and more holistic approach. In […]

Fix Your Lunge: How to Avoid Knee Pain

Having pain or discomfort with lunging can greatly affect your workout! In this snip bit, we are going to discuss ways we can alter our body to continue exercising and avoid that nagging knee pain with exercising! The lunge exercise is a popular lower body movement that targets the muscles of the hips, thighs, and […]

The Lesser-Known Differences Between Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fascia Tear

Heel Pain

The Lesser-Known Differences Between Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fascia Tear   Plantar fasciitis and plantar fascia tear are two conditions that affect the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and supports the arch. While these conditions may have similar symptoms, some lesser-known differences between them are […]

Direct Access to Physical Therapy

Physical therpaist helping stretch out patient..

Direct access refers to the removal of the mandatory physician referral, as stipulated by state law, for individuals seeking physical therapist services for evaluation and treatment. Across every state, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands, there exists the allowance for evaluation and certain forms of treatment without the necessity of a physician […]


TABATA TABATA – Cardiovascular Health: Quick Exercise with Maximum Benefits TABATA is a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that involves short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief periods of rest. This type of workout has become increasingly popular due to its ability to burn calories, improve fitness, and achieve results in a short […]

Atypical Facial Pain

Atypical Facial Pain Graphic

Atypical facial pain, a condition characterized by persistent, unexplained facial discomfort (face, TMJ, headaches), can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Traditional treatments often focus on medication and psychological interventions, but there’s a lesser-known hero in the battle against atypical facial pain – physical therapy. In this blog, we’ll delve into the ways in […]