Part II: Sleeping Strategies To Supercharge Your Mind And Body

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: Continue reading “Part II: Sleeping Strategies To Supercharge Your Mind And Body”

Sleeping Strategies To Supercharge Your Mind And Body: Part I

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: Continue reading “Sleeping Strategies To Supercharge Your Mind And Body: Part I”

AlterG Customer Spotlight: Altitude Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

  Interview Questions and Answers

  1. When did you first start using AlterG? 2012
  2. What attracted you to the AlterG solution? (either business or clinical) From a clinical perspective, it was an opportunity to expand our cardiovascular conditioning of patients without knee, hip or ankle pain.
  3. How were you achieving partial weight bearing therapy with patients prior to using AlterG? Sending them outside the clinic for aquatic therapy.
  4. How does AlterG help you overcome those limitations? We can see patients in our office and monitor their therapy/rehab. Continue reading “AlterG Customer Spotlight: Altitude Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine”

The Exercise and Sleep Connection

Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or getting the recommended seven to eight hours a night? If you’ve bought a new mattress, use light blocking shades, don’t drink caffeine past 2 p.m. and still don’t’ sleep well, there’s a good chance you need more exercise in your day. Continue reading “The Exercise and Sleep Connection”

Walk This Way: Gait Training for Functional Improvement

For most of us, walking just happens. We don’t spend time thinking about moving our bodies forward and we typically don’t worry about it. But for those with an illness or injury or who are overweight, in pain or deconditioned, walking across the room may seem the same as climbing a mountain. Decreased efficiency, increased energy expenditure, decreased balance and increased fall risk are all the possible results of an altered gait. Continue reading “Walk This Way: Gait Training for Functional Improvement”