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RPT's Healthy Habits - Physical Activity

RPT's Healthy Habits - Physical Activity
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity to attain the most health benefits. Examples of moderate-intensity include, brisk walking, fast dancing, pushing a lawn mower, hiking, water aerobics, etc. Adults also need muscle-strengthening activity, like lifting weights or doing push-ups, at least 2 days each week. Read more to learn about all the ways physical activity could help you live a happier and healthier life! Read More

RPT's Healthy Habits - Smoking Cessation

RPT's Healthy Habits - Smoking Cessation
In addition to reducing your risk of heart and lung related conditions, quitting smoking can reduce chronic pain levels, improve tissue healing after injury/surgery, reduce risk of post-surgical infection, improve muscle function, and improve tolerance to activity. Read more to learn strategies to help you quit smoking. Read More

RPT's Healthy Habits - Kid Care

RPT's Healthy Habits - Kid Care
Families are spending more time together during this worldwide crisis. Just as we adults are unsure of what is going on with the world, our kids can even be unsure of what’s going on. Below are some tips to help take care of your kids during these uncertain times. Read More

PT For Heroes

PT For Heroes
As physical therapists, we can offer vital relief to our heroes who are battling COVID-19 patient-by-patient every day, providing essential free remote physical therapy visits. Read More

RPT’s Healthy Habits – Sleep

RPT’s Healthy Habits – Sleep
The duration and quality of our sleep has direct impacts on our health. Numerous studies have shown that poor sleep is correlated with weight gain, disease risk, and decreased brain function. Improved sleep reduces your risk of disease, improves memory and alertness, reduces stress and inflammation, reduces your risk of depression and anxiety, and helps your body heal better. Most experts recommend 7-9 hours of quality sleep for adults. Read below to learn tips to improve your sleep quality. Read More

RPT's Healthy Habits - Nutrition

RPT's Healthy Habits - Nutrition
Healthy habits are great for prevention of getting sick and chronic diseases. Nutrition is an important factor, as some experts believe 70% of our immune system is in our gut. The food that you eat becomes fuel for your body to function. In addition to weight issues, poor nutrition may negatively affect the body’s ability to heal or gain strong muscles and bones. Eating nutrient dense foods will help support proper body function. Read More

RPT's Healthy Habits - Mental Health

RPT's Healthy Habits - Mental Health
Mental health is often overlooked or avoided in our society, but it is just as important as our physical health. The two are very closely related. Just like having aches and pains can make you feel grumpy, being stressed can make your feel more achy and tired. Read More

Add Years And Quality to Your Life

Add Years And Quality to Your Life
People are living longer these days and the centenarian club is not so exclusive anymore. With people living longer, I think it's time to look at things that will give us all a better quality of life for those added years. I hope this weeks tips will help you have a better life for many years. Read More

How Many Steps Does It Take To Improve Arthritis?

How Many Steps Does It Take To Improve Arthritis?
The benefits of walking are widely known and continually proven. Adding to the vast body of literature touting the benefits of walking, a study found that walking a certain number of steps a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability. Read More

9 Tips To Help You Feel Better at Work

9 Tips To Help You Feel Better at Work
You may not think that sitting at your desk is an athletic activity, but have you ever thought about what your desk position does to your spine? Read More

Good Balance Linked To Brain Health

Good Balance Linked To Brain Health
Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people with no clinical symptoms, according to new research. Read More

3 Tips For Enjoying Your Golden Years

3 Tips For Enjoying Your Golden Years
Just like planning for your financial retirement, good health also has to be planned. Read More

6 Scary Facts About The Opioid Epidemic

6 Scary Facts About The Opioid Epidemic
Addiction to pain medications is a problem in America, but what is the solution? Read More

How Many Extra Steps Can Help Save Your Life?

How Many Extra Steps Can Help Save Your Life?
Taking extra steps daily can help those at risk for diabetes avoid heart attack and stroke. Read More

Can You Get Tennis Elbow Without Playing Tennis?

Can You Get Tennis Elbow Without Playing Tennis?
Tennis elbow or pain over the outside of your elbow can be a very nagging injury to get over. Read More

5 Tips To Reduce Foot Pain

5 Tips To Reduce Foot Pain
Nothing is worse than when your feet hurt. Do you ever get out of bed feeling like you're walking on shards of glass? Today's tips will help reduce the foot pain. Read More

Is Your Young Athlete Being Overworked?

Is Your Young Athlete Being Overworked?
Over the last 25 years of treating patients I have seen an increase in injuries in younger athletes. I recently read an article by noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, MD. Dr. Andrews' stated that he is seeing "mature" injuries in young kids. Here is more from that article. Read More

Feeling Better by Alleviating Pain

Feeling Better by Alleviating Pain
We have always heard that time heals all things. Well, that is only partially true of your body. The healing doesn't restore your body like before. Here is some information on healing! Read More

Physical and Mental Benefits of a Massage

Physical and Mental Benefits of a Massage
Getting a massage can be a great treat for yourself. Not only does it feel good, but there are some surprising benefits to getting a massage. Here are a few for you to think about. Read More

4 Tips To Reduce Your Risk Of Falling

4 Tips To Reduce Your Risk Of Falling
Have you or a loved one ever experienced a fall? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) defines a fall as “an unexpected event in which the participants come to rest on the ground, floor, or lower level. (APTA, 2007).” In other words, you do not need to land on the floor in order to have had a fall! Read More

7 Tips To Getting Fit In The New Year

7 Tips To Getting Fit In The New Year
The new year always brings about a need to get fit. It's a great goal, but it's quickly abandoned by most people. I think you should rethink the plan before letting it go by February! Here is some information that can help you get healthier. Read More

Free Consultation with one of our PT's

Free Consultation with one of our PT's
Feeling better often means making a change in your current situation. Often times that change is minimal. Physical therapy can help you with those minor changes that can make a big difference. Read More

Is Your Cell Phone Hurting You?

Is Your Cell Phone Hurting You?
Do you ever wonder what we did without smart phones? I can't hardly remember that, although I did live through it! There is a down side to all this new technology and it's that we are sacrificing our neck and shoulders trying to stay plugged in to the devices. Here is a quick trick to help you with keeping your neck healthy. Read More

Don't lose out on your benefits

Don't lose out on your benefits
Health care benefits are "use or lose" each year. Don't lose those expensive benefits you have paid for because they reset every January. Read More

Heat or Ice?

Heat or Ice?
It can be difficult to remember when to use heat or ice. Here are the rules about heat and ice as well as a few creative ways to make your own ice packs that will flex to fit around the joints. Read More

What's The Best Exercise For People With Arthritis?

What's The Best Exercise For People With Arthritis?
Exercises that are performed through the entire range of motion and have reduced weight bearing on the joints are the easiest to perform. You can start with a stationary bike, or do some movement in a pool that will reduce the stress and strain on the joint. Read More

#1 Food That Causes Arthritis Flare Ups

#1 Food That Causes Arthritis Flare Ups
We are what we eat! Have you ever thought about how your body adjusts to all the things you put into you body? It can cause your body to suffer from all sorts of ailments and diseases. Here are a few things to think about when you are eating your next meal! Read More

9 Things You Should Know About Pain

9 Things You Should Know About Pain
Pain, we all suffer from a form of this everyday some more than others. Here are 9 things you should know about pain. Read More

Suffer From Headaches? Get Relief By Doing This

Suffer From Headaches? Get Relief By Doing This
Headaches can be debilitating. If you suffer from them, you understand what I mean. Here is a quick release to help ease the constant throbbing that occurs when you get a headache. Read More