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How You Feel is What You Eat—The Role of Nutrition in Wellness

How You Feel is What You Eat—The Role of Nutrition in WellnessIt’s safe to say that most of us would prefer to be well. After all, who doesn’t like to feel good? Yet, a general state of good health—wellness, as it’s often referred to—is surprisingly elusive when we miss some of the key ingredients. Regular exercise, intellectual stimulation, emotional stability—all of us recognize the important role these aspects of our health play in overall wellness. And don’t forget sufficient and quality sleep! Read More »

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How Exercise Can Benefit Migraine Sufferers

How Exercise Can Benefit Migraine SufferersAccording to the Migraine Research Foundation—one of the most well known organizations devoted to raising money for migraine research and educating the public about migraines—over 38 million Americans have suffered, at some time, from migraines.

Contrary to popular belief, a migraine is not just a bad headache; instead, it is a neurological disease that is chronic, often debilitating, but treatable. Read More »

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Benefits of Video Recording Gait Physical Therapy Sessions

Benefits of Video Recording Gait Physical Therapy Sessions
Physical therapy technology and techniques have come a long way in recent years, and the tools available to therapists to optimize rehabilitation outcomes for those with injuries or conditions that affect gait are improving every day. As advancements in technology continue to evolve and as physical therapists have better tools at their fingertips, many patients are recovering faster than ever before, with better outcomes, and are better armed to avoid future injuries. Read More »

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The Importance of Gait Analysis

 

Gait AnalysisThe equipment and methodology used for gait analysis has progressed substantially in recent years. The advances in how a person’s gait is evaluated, and the tools used to correct and restore normal gait, allow those who have suffered an injury affecting their ability to walk or run to be diagnosed more efficiently and accurately. Once diagnosed, a treatment plan for gait problems is created—usually by an experienced clinician—and is specifically designed to focus on the affected limbs with the goal of returning the patient to his or her highest level of functioning in the shortest amount of time. Read More »

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Macon Rehabilitation & Performance Center Case Study Interview

Macon Rehabilitation & Performance Center

Name: Sammy K. Bonfim PT, M.S, Cert. D.N
Title: President, Physical Therapist
Practice Name: Macon Rehabilitation & Performance Center
Location: 125 Plantation Centre Dr. South, BLDG 900, Macon, Georgia 31210
Specialties: General Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation
Prominent Patients/Groups that You Advise: Athletes, Geriatrics, Work Related Injuries Read More »

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Customer Spotlight: University of Vermont Health Network

University of Vermont Health Network
AlterG came into my life in November of 2014. My husband had just passed away and before he died he told me to “run the marathon” and get the whole experience. He was referring to the Boston Marathon, where my husband, Walter Brown, had been “the starter” for the last 22 years. I had accompanied him to the event regularly, but only as a spectator at the start of the race. I was obese, diabetic and clueless about how to do this. But I made a promise to Walter, so I started trying to figure it out on my own. Read More »

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Empower Physical Therapy: One Athlete’s Success Story

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Halfway through my Marathon Training Plan, I felt a sharp pain in my heel followed by severe pain in my arch. Having been a runner for four years, this pain concerned me since I had never experienced that type of pain before. I was at the point in my training where my mileage would increase into high double digits, but I couldn’t run through the pain and didn’t know what to do. Feeling defeated and concerned that I would need to cancel my first marathon, I contacted a running friend and a coach who recommended Empower Physical Therapy and Fitness. Read More »

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HOW EXERCISE IMPROVES STRESS MANAGEMENT

Man who is stressed

Stress is an unavoidable part of human life. In small doses, stress is a GOOD thing because it enables us to recognize and overcome both physical and psychological threats to our well-being.  Acute (immediate and short-term) stress prepares the body for more challenging tasks.  Once the body encounters a stressor, overcomes it, and then returns to a normal rested state, it is better prepared and capable of handling a new stressor of potentially greater intensity. This is how we adapt and build resiliency for increased stress in the future. Read More »

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Part II: Sleeping Strategies To Supercharge Your Mind And Body

Man That Can't Sleep at Night.

In part I of this series, the benefits of getting enough sleep, ideally 7-9 hours each night, were discussed. However, many people frequently struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep.  Here are some effective ways to maximize your quality of sleep: Read More »

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Sleeping Strategies To Supercharge Your Mind And Body: Part I

Woman waking up from a restful nights sleep

We live in a fast paced, demanding society that often views downtime as time wasted. Attaining adequate sleep on a regular basis frequently becomes of secondary importance to cramming the day with as many activities as possible before hitting the hay. Even if going to bed an hour or two earlier than planned seems to come at the expense of a workout, an important work project or social function, doing so can have a significant positive impact on your health and wellness goals. It can make you more productive, healthier, and happier throughout your waking hours. Some of the many benefits of getting enough sleep include: Read More »

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