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Education from a Physical Therapist Before Back Surgery May Reduce Cost, Improve Outcomes

Education from a Physical Therapist Before Back Surgery May Reduce Cost, Improve Outcomes
While physical therapists are known as hands-on, movement specialists, evidence is beginning to suggest their ability to teach can improve outcomes and reduce health care costs as well. Read More

Staying Fit After 50

Staying Fit After 50
Can you become fit after 50? At 78 million strong, Baby Boomers are one of the largest and most powerful generations in the U.S. However, many boomers are actually overweight or obese, placing them at greater risk for chronic health conditions that can be prevented. Read More

Get Physical Therapy To Avoid Surgery

Get Physical Therapy To Avoid Surgery
Many conditions that end in surgery can be avoided if you only intervene early enough. Read More

Women's Exercise Level is Key to Heart Health

Women's Exercise Level is Key to Heart Health
Everyone knows exercise is important in helping to prevent heart disease, but a study suggests women may not have to overdo it to make an impact on their health. Read More

Improve Your Balance and More With...

Improve Your Balance and More With...
Your body feels better in the water than anywhere else. Know why? Because the buoyancy of water helps reduce the effects of gravity on your spine and joints. Read More

9 Physical Therapist Tips To Help You Age Well

9 Physical Therapist Tips To Help You Age Well
We can't stop time, or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physical therapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve your independence-often helping you avoid the need for surgery or long-term use of prescription drugs. Read More

Healthy Habits for Every Age

Healthy Habits for Every Age
Starting healthy habits early can help stave off many age-related health conditions. Read More

Don't Just Sit There!!

Don't Just Sit There!!
We know sitting too much is bad and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe. Read More

Decrease Your Time Sitting

Decrease Your Time Sitting
Have you ever found yourself sitting nearly all day? As working adults, many of us spend our day sitting behind a computer. Our weekends have turned into Netflix marathons and resting from a long week. Many people view retirement as a time to rest and enjoy activities such as reading, sewing, etc. Well, these notions may also be a detriment to our health. Read More

Debunking Seven Common Myths About Physical Therapy

Debunking Seven Common Myths About Physical Therapy
People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a physical therapist. Read More

Tips For Reducing Your Risk Of Falling

Tips For Reducing 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

Reduce Your Chance Of A Heart Attack

Reduce Your Chance Of A Heart Attack
What can reduce your chance of a heart attack? The answer is simple, walking. Scientists have found out exactly how many steps it takes you to keep your heart healthier. Read More

Vertigo, You Don't Have To Live With It

Vertigo, You Don't Have To Live With It
Your dizziness may be caused by a blockage in the inner ear that can be easily treated with physical therapy. Here is more information that can help you. Read More

Improving Arthritis Through Exercise

Improving Arthritis Through Exercise
Help keeping arthritis down. Read More

Offset The Symptoms Of Winter Blues

Offset The Symptoms Of Winter Blues
During winter we have a tendency to stay indoors and can get a touch of cabin fever, also known as, seasonal affective disorder. It presents as depression that is of slow onset during the autumn and winter months. Read More

A Tip To Getting Fit In The New Year

A Tip 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

Stimulate And Regenerate Tissue with Astym

Stimulate And Regenerate Tissue with Astym
Astym treatment is safe and effective: Astym is one of the most researched and effective therapy treatments available. Read More

A Cost Effective Alternative To A MRI

A Cost Effective Alternative To A MRI
Many times there is a need for an MRI, but you are unable to have one for many reasons. If you have metal implants or claustrophobia then the MRI won’t work for you. Sometimes the cost for an MRI is just too much to handle. Some conditions can be evaluated by a special test called a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS). Read More

Big Backpacks Can Cause Problems

Big Backpacks Can Cause Problems
Back to school means carrying a lot of books and other items. Most students use a backpack to haul all their stuff around. These tips can save your back. 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

Good Sleeping Posture Is Great For Your Back

Good Sleeping Posture Is Great For Your Back
Most everyone knows that good posture is important, but good posture doesn't apply just to sitting and standing. Read More

Getting Your Physical Therapy

Getting Your Physical Therapy
Making the commitment to be physically active is one of the best ways children, adults, and individuals with disabilities can prevent or combat obesity and its consequences. Read More

Physical Therapists Are Exercise Experts Across The Lifespan

Physical Therapists Are Exercise Experts Across The Lifespan
Did you know that physical therapists are trained to treat movement dysfunctions throughout the ENTIRE human lifespan? Read More

Pain Getting The Best Of You?

Pain Getting The Best Of You?
Pain not only affects your body, but also your mental attitude. Too often we choose to simply ignore our pain and hope it will go away. Pain is your body letting you know that it needs some attention! Read More

Pitcher's Elbow, Is Your Child at Risk?

Pitcher's Elbow, Is Your Child at Risk?
Medial Apophysitis, or Pitcher's Elbow, is a condition that occurs as a result of an injury or irritation to the inside of the elbow, commonly affecting young athletes. It is often classified as an "overuse syndrome" in baseball or softball players in the developmental stages of rapid growth (approximately 11 to 15 years of age). Pitcher's Elbow can be identified and effectively treated by a physical therapist. Read More

Are You Living With Low Back Pain?

Are You Living With Low Back Pain?
Early physical therapy can be a cost-effective treatment for low back pain. Read More

Add Years & Quality to Your Life

Add Years & 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

Are You Over Working Your Young Athlete?

Are You Over Working Your Young Athlete?
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