December 29, 2014

The Right Way to Free Weight

The Right Way to Free Weight Exercising with free weight is very beneficial to your muscles, bones, and even cardiovascular system. Every gym usually has an extensive array of free weights somewhere alongside a main wall. There are often big burly men there lifting and dropping 100 pound weights. Don’t worry, this should not intimidate you. Varying in sizes, members can use these dumbbells in whatever activity they chose. Some people use them on the treadmill while doing other exercises like aerobics or simply on their own isolating a certain muscle. Weight-bearing exercises like this are especially good for women […]
December 22, 2014

Direct Access Makes Life Simpler

Direct Access Makes Life Simpler How can physical therapy change your life? Physical therapy is not only great for recovering from an injury, but it is an enormous help in preventing injuries. Did you know that you do not need a prescription to get physical therapy help? You can access PT directly at anytime without a referral. This is one of physical therapy’s most accommodating features. Direct access, also known as self-referral, allows you to seek help from a physical therapist if you feel that something is wrong with your body. However, even those who are fully healthy and fit […]
December 16, 2014
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How Physical Therapy Aids in Osteoporosis

How Physical Therapy Aids in Osteoporosis Being diagnosed with osteoporosis as well as a bone fracture can be a scary endeavor. You may find yourself afraid to engage in activities that could potentially cause a new fracture or worsen your existing injury. However, following a treatment plan created and supervised by a physical therapist can not only help you get back on your feet, but also help you feel confident about doing so. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones, occurring when an individual loses too much bone mass or density, fails to create enough bone mass […]
December 9, 2014
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Holiday Mishap Prevention

Holiday Mishap Prevention Make the most out of this holiday season without having to wind up in the emergency room! The holiday season is one of the most injury prone times of the year, so make sure you stay accident free! Here are some frequent holiday injuries, mishaps, and tips to avoid them! Fires are one of the most common holiday mishaps. Make sure to avoid them by putting out fires in fireplaces after you are done. Fires to Christmas trees are very common as well. The most common instances occur because the Christmas tree lights catch on fire, as […]
December 2, 2014

Avoiding a Winter Back Injury

  Avoiding a Winter Back Injury One of the most common causes of back injuries during the winter month is snow shoveling. If you have knowledge of the best ways to remove snow without straining the back, this type of injury is preventable. Choose the right snow shovel. What helps take some of the efforts out of the dreaded snow removal chores is an ergonomic snow shovel. Requiring you to bend your knees only slightly and arch your back very slightly while keeping the shovel blade on the ground is a shovel that will minimize painful bending with a curved […]
November 25, 2014

Bouncing Back After Baby

Bouncing Back After Baby   Getting back into pre-pregnancy shape after baby. It’s something we all dread since we know it’s not as easy as it looks. We all see celebrities weeks after giving birth with washboard abs and sit there in envy. However, losing the weight that rapidly just isn’t realistic for most of us and the lifestyle we live.   Feeling like you gained a lot of baby weight? Relax, it’s normal! Most women gain between 15 and 40 pounds during pregnancy. According to leading doctors, post-pregnancy the average new mom should aim for losing 1-2 pounds per […]
November 18, 2014
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Alzheimer’s Awareness and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Alzheimer’s Awareness and How Physical Therapy Can Help November is Alzheimer’s disease awareness month, and for those of you who don’t know, it is a condition which affects 5% of Americans age 65 and older and is the fifth leading cause of death among senior citizens. This disease is the most common form of dementia, damaging brain cells and affecting how we speak, think, and interact with the world around us over time. Your risk of being diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease increases as you age, and having a relative with the disease can further increase your risk.   How Can a […]
November 11, 2014
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Healing Frozen Shoulder With Physical Therapy

Healing Frozen Shoulder With Physical Therapy The Cause From scar tissue, there is a stiffening of the shoulder and as a result, there is painful movement and a loss of motion. It is debatable on what exactly causes frozen shoulder. Some believe that it is caused by the body launching an attack against its own substances and tissues; this is called an autoimmune reaction. Others believe frozen shoulder is caused by the lining of the joint becoming inflamed. Physical Therapy A thorough evaluation will be performed by your physical therapist. To rule out other diagnoses, an extensive health history evaluation […]
November 4, 2014
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Why Using A Fitness Tracker is Best

Why Using A Fitness Tracker is Best Everyone is always concerned with their well-being, whether its trying to lose those extra few pounds, to watching what they eat, going to the gym, and overall just trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Well, there is a fairly new and knowledgeable way to enhance your ability to do so: the fitness tracker. The fitness tracker is now an in trend, wrist-worn band that tracks metrics such as distance that is walked or run, calorie consumption, your heartbeat and quality of sleep. What could be better? Its an all in one product that […]