A Path to Rehabilitation for Stroke Survivors

 

After a stroke event, survivors face a long road to rehabilitation. A variety of impairments can result, including paralysis, weakness, and complications that result from the loss of functional abilities. Fortunately, there are options when it comes to stroke rehab, and a good PT program is crucial to helping survivors regain the balance, mobility, and skills that they might have lost. Continue reading “A Path to Rehabilitation for Stroke Survivors”

Have a Fibula Stress Fracture? Take a Load Off!

It can start as tolerable pain that only comes after physical activity. Over time, the pain increases, invades your exercise routine, and may even reach a point where walking is painful, the injury site sore to touch.

Ahhh, the fibula stress fracture—that creeping stress injury that runners especially know and “love.” Continue reading “Have a Fibula Stress Fracture? Take a Load Off!”

How Your Lifestyle Can Help Prevent and Defeat Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, over 400,000 people will have died from the four major cancer types (lung, breast, colon/rectum, prostate) in the United States alone.  It’s a sobering statistic, to say the least, enough to give any person pause—no matter their walk of life.

Whether you’ve had personal or indirect experience with this wretched and challenging disease, you likely share a sentiment common to most people: cancer is a terrible trial to be avoided at all costs. So, what can are some simple things we do on a daily basis to help prevent cancer? And in the unfortunate cases where cancer does enter our lives, what can we do to help beat the disease and move on with our lives?

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How to Get Healthy for Valentine’s Day

There are a lot of ways to express your love on February 14. But let’s face it: getting six-pack abs for Valentine’s Day probably isn’t going to happen. And that’s okay! Because V-day is about more than looking good—it’s about spending quality time with the one you love. That’s what they really want! So, instead of six-pack abs, think long-term health. Staying healthy is the best way to guarantee that you and your boo continue to spend quality time together for a long time to come.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to run five miles a day or sign up for boxing classes (though those things would certainly help). Just focus on the four tips below and you’ll be well on your way. Continue reading “How to Get Healthy for Valentine’s Day”

Unloading to Treat the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

There’s no question that exercise has a positive impact on patients living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It’s been shown to slow the progress of tremors, improve balance and mobility, and allow for the continuation of daily activities. Beyond PD-specific symptom management, though, lies the significant impact exercise can have on the more intangible—but very real—aspects of living with PD, things like depression, memory loss, and low self-esteem.

The good news is that nearly any exercise that doesn’t increase injury risk is open to people living with PD. This can mean anything from walking to Tai Chi, cycling to swimming, or even yoga. Recently, there’s even several boxing gyms just for patients with PD cropping up across the country.

So, no matter the patient’s preferences, the options are there. Continue reading “Unloading to Treat the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease”