Patient 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. Continue reading “The Hidden Value of Patient Education During Physical Therapy”
For 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. Continue reading “Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: How to Start Small and Build”
Patients 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. Continue reading “Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics: A Measured Approach”
Runners 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. Continue reading “Get Ready for Global Running Day”