As a former collegiate athlete, I understand how important it is for runners and other athletes to recover quickly so that they can continue participating in the sport or activity that makes them happy. My goal, as the owner of High Altitude Spine & Sport in Boulder, Colorado, is to return my patients to a pain-free and active lifestyle. I am dedicated to continuously challenging and educating myself in order to provide the most current and effective healthcare possible. That is why I incorporate the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ into my patient rehabilitation care and sports performance workouts.
You’ve heard the eye-brow-raising statistics: 66 percent of Americans are overweight and almost 38 percent of all of us are obese. That rate is alarmingly higher than it was a generation ago, according to the annual report The State of Obesity.
If you’re overweight, you probably know it. But if you’re truly not sure why you don’t fit into your jeans from high school, consider that the World Health Organization (WHO) defines an overweight person with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 and an obese person with a BMI of 30 or more. Continue reading “Moonwalking to a Healthy Weight”
Results from medical imaging – Xrays and MRIs – are not always the final word on pain and your ability to be physically active. These tools are vital in assisting medical providers to take an internal look at what ails us, but their ability to produce definitive diagnoses for the cause of musculoskeletal pains has been grossly over-utilized.
For instance, you may have pain and not have any abnormal findings on imaging. Or you may have abnormal findings, but not be in pain.
Focus Physical Therapy & Fitness is a therapist owned practice in South Carolina. The staff takes pride in treating advanced sports injuries, workplace injuries, and the physical rehabilitation practice is dedicated to physical care, pain prevention and overall physical health.
When we think of the Fall season, many of us correlate these cooler days with sports. Some may think about chips and dip in front of the television watching NFL games. But many Americans of all ages are up off the couch and participating in sports like football, soccer, rugby, running, cycling, field hockey, lacrosse and tennis. It might surprise you to know that 212.6 million Americans in 2015 actively took part in sports and fitness, which is an increase from the prior year. And with that increase in activity comes an increase in injuries.
Your fractured leg is healed and your physician is writing a referral for physical therapy. You groan at the thought of doing tortuous exercises to re-gain strength and more mobility. Then you realize your bigger issue is which physical therapist (PT) to choose. You can name six therapy organizations in your area, and you’re not sure how they different. All their ads and websites claim they are be “the best.”
In honor of October being National PT Month, AlterG® celebrates the physical therapists who improve the lives of their patients by helping them recover better and faster, avoid pain medication or surgery, or simply live healthier and age better. While AlterG only selects one patient story about a therapist each year as its contest winner, hundreds of nominations are received from patients sharing their personal experience with the transformative power of physical therapy. In the spirit of inspiring health and recovery, we share one of those stories here.
Humans are designed to move. Let’s use running as an example. Evolutionists theorize running is as old as mankind’s initial ability to walk upright, dating back about 2 million years. We evolved as the ultimate endurance athlete. That characteristic – efficient movement — is quite possibly what allowed Homo sapiens to outlast the bulkier, slower Neanderthals by running and scavenging for food through open plains.