For dedicated athletes, it’s all about gaining the edge. In training. In competition. And when injuries do happen, the more optimal and efficient the injury rehabilitation program, the sooner athletes can return to the arena.
It’s amazing how far modern physical therapy has come since the early days. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the first professional organization for PTs was formed in 1921 (the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association, as it were). The practice itself was, of course, formed much earlier, though perhaps not under such official nomenclature. Continue reading “Working Smarter – The Evolution of Physical Therapy Technology”
Each year, Americans ring in Independence Day in style. Picnics, barbecues, and over-the-top fireworks displays win the day. We plan, we shop, we invite the whole family.
Sometimes the entire neighborhood!
In the spirit of American independence, here is some quick Fourth of July history, along with some tips for celebrating Fourth of July safely. Continue reading “Tips and Tricks for Celebrating Fourth of July Safely”
In our last post, we explored the various benefits of evidence-based physical therapy. In recent years, physical therapy has seen great advancements in approaches to evidence-based care. Optimizing therapy for better outcomes requires new innovations, new tools, and new sources of objective data. Continue reading “New Advancements in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy”
In physical therapy, accuracy, and consistency are of the utmost importance. To be effective, therapists tailor each PT program to the needs of a given patient. Those needs, of course, vary widely. Still, most situations that require PT can be grouped into existing categories with corresponding PT programs. And one of the key ways that many of today’s practices are ensuring consistency and efficacy is by basing therapy on authoritative information. Continue reading “Evidence-Based Physical Therapy – What You Need to Know”
As May comes to a close, so too does our blog series dedicated to American Stroke Awareness Month. Earlier in this series, we took a closer look at stroke awareness, how to prevent a stroke and paths for stroke rehabilitation. This week, we’ll examine some of the successful clinical applications of various AlterG® products, as well as some resources that can help inform stroke treatment and rehabilitation. Continue reading “Better Stroke Rehabilitation with AlterG®“
On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. It’s the third leading cause of long-term disability, and the path to rehabilitation can be an arduous one. Question is, when a stroke hits home, what happens next? Continue reading “An Introduction to Stroke Rehabilitation”
As part of our ongoing blog series in honor of American Stroke Awareness Month, this week’s post is all about stroke prevention. Although there is no way to completely protect ourselves against stroke, there are many choices we can make on a day to day basis that significantly reduce our risk.
Here are a few areas to focus on.
In honor of American Stroke Awareness Month, welcome to our four-part series on stroke. Each blog we publish the month of May will be dedicated to educating people about stroke, building awareness, and introducing treatment, rehab, and recovery options. Continue reading “What is a Stroke? Symptoms, Causes, and Response”
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.” Why are these numbers so low, when there is ample evidence that regular exercise can be of immense benefit? Continue reading “3 Ways to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month”