Why it’s Important to Get Active! Here are 5 Fun Activities for all Fitness Levels.

November 10th, 2020

Getting active can be intimidating. With thousands of exercise programs out there, it’s hard to figure out which one is right for you. Fortunately, there are a few, fun, favorite fitness activities that rise to the top for everyone, whether they are just starting out or are long-time fitness enthusiasts. But before you dive into

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How Much Physical Activity Do Kids Need?

October 20th, 2020

Recently we have seen a rise in diseases in children that in the past had only been seen in adults. Things like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are being seen more frequently in children. One of the best ways to combat the rise of these diseases is to make sure that your

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Nutrition, Exercise and Sleep for Young Athletes

October 10th, 2020

Most people understand that nutrition and exercise are important parts of health. Growing research is showing that sleep deserves a spot along with them when we think of healthy lifestyle choices. The importance of these three pillars of health is difficult to overstate. The WHO estimated that by 2020, 2/3rds of all disease will be

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Treat Stress- Related Headaches with Physical Therapy. Find Out How it Works.

September 20th, 2020

Got a busy life? Can’t find your keys? Did the dog just track in mud on the living room carpet? It’s these little things that add up and affect your ability to cope and can cause you to have a stress-related headache. The next time you have a stress-related headache, don’t reach for the aspirin.

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3 Reasons Not to Skip Stretching After Exercising

September 10th, 2020

Have you decided to skip stretching after exercise? After a good workout, it may be tempting to just hit the couch and take it easy. Your workout, however, isn’t quite finished. A proper cool down is necessary and this would include different types of stretching. If you haven’t been stretching after a workout you may

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Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

August 5th, 2020

The weather is hot, your gym membership expired, and you’ve been relaxing – enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you’ve been consistently missing your regular run, bike ride, or gym session and notice some aches and pains showing up, you might have

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Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team

July 7th, 2020

With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer,

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Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 8th, 2020

Because of the closures of physician’s offices, stoppages of elective surgeries, and social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you’re one of them and you haven’t seen a physical therapist yet, you should. Here are some reasons why: Early Physical Therapy leads

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Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy

May 5th, 2020

Do you take opioids to manage your pain? Well, you’re not alone. Health care providers in the US write over 200 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has even issued guidelines about this and urged safe nondrug alternatives, such as physical therapy. And a recent study

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Unstructured Play for Child Development

May 5th, 2020

Between school closures and home offices, many children and their parents are trying to develop new schedules to manage the COVID-19 challenges. While we may miss the structure of school and extra-curricular activities, let’s celebrate the benefits of unstructured play. A 2018 report by the American Academy of Pediatrics underscores this, and lists some great

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