Decrease Pain, Encourage Movement in the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Decrease Pain, Encourage Movement in the AlterG Anti-Gravity TreadmillIt is something we see time and time again in our clinic: patients struggling with chronic pain. Maybe it is from a recent injury or surgery, or one from long ago. Either way, enduring pain can impact the quality of life, and can often require long-term treatment plans that include heavy doses of pain management and, sometimes, medication. Read More »

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Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis

Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis
Even though arthritis is not typically associated with young people,   juvenile arthritis affects approximately one in every one thousand children in the United States. It’s real and left unmanaged, it can have a deep impact on a child’s life. Read More »

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7 Exercise Ideas to Improve Memory for Cancer Survivors

7 Exercise Ideas to Improve Memory for Cancer SurvivorsCancer treatment can be a long and stressful process, one that sometimes lasts a lifetime. The shock of diagnosis, the physical and emotional stress of treatment — which sometimes includes surgery, chemotherapy, and various medication regimens — can be a tremendous burden. Then, of course, there is the extraordinary financial impact on patients and their families, another potent source of stress. Read More »

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The Hidden Value of Patient Education During Physical Therapy

The Hidden Value of Patient Education During Physical TherapyPatient education is more than just checking off a box, especially during physical therapy. Visitors to our clinic often come in with two very simple questions: “Is this going to hurt?” and “How long is it going to take?” Some are quite skeptical, while others are reluctant to commit to the process. After all, the road to recovery from an injury or disability is often lengthy and challenging. Read More »

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Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: How to Start Small and Build

Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: How to Start Small and BuildFor those living with an autoimmune disease there is no one-size-fits-all approach—not for diet, emotional health, or exercise. Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac disease, lupus—the list is long (very long), affecting nearly every part of the body. Read More »

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Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics: A Measured Approach

Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics: A Measured ApproachPatients with Type II diabetes typically benefit from exercise. Losing weight, gaining muscle, or just becoming more active can help patients get their blood glucose levels under control and may help with some of the symptoms caused by diabetes.

Getting the most from a workout doesn’t have to be difficult, and patients with diabetes can start exercising without taking too much of a toll on their bodies. Read More »

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Get Ready for Global Running Day

Get Ready for Global Running DayRunners unite! June 7, 2017 is Global Running Day, the day enthusiasts all over the world celebrate their beloved sport by getting out and pounding the pavement. It all starts with a simple question: what do you run for? For fitness? For fun? Does running bring relief to your life? Across the globe, there are many answers to this question, as well as many forms of running. Some have their softball leagues. Others are training for the next half marathon. On Global Running Day, runners from around the world come together and pledge to participate in some kind of running activity, all for the love of their sport. Read More »

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Taking the Fear Out of Physical Therapy

Taking the Fear Out of Physical TherapyIt is not uncommon to see apprehension—even fear—among patients in a physical therapy clinic. They have siblings, cousins, and friends who went through a challenging rehabilitation; or they are intimidated by all the unknowns that lie before them on the road to recovery. Read More »

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Promoting a Culture of Health and Wellness in your PT Clinic

Promoting a Culture of Health and Wellness in your PT ClinicWellness is a term we see used a lot, be it the physical therapy world or society at large. What does it mean? Is it a healthy diet? A regular exercise regimen? Maybe it’s about monitoring your mental and emotional health. We like to think of wellness as a positive state of being comprised of all of the aforementioned elements (and perhaps a couple more). Injury prevention, sleep habits—the list goes on. Read More »

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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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