It’s the beginning of a new year, and everyone is talking about healthy resolutions. We see it in blog posts, Instagram stories, lengthy Facebook rants—this is the year I’m going to eat better. And what a fine resolution to make! The merits of making resolutions (or the decision to publicize them on social media!) aside, we’d like to help our readers achieve better nutrition by understanding some of the ways nutrition affects everyday life. Continue reading “How Nutrition Affects Everyday Life”
If you read our post on four common New Year’s resolutions (and some tips for achieving them), you know that the struggle is real. Waking up on the first day of 2018 and swearing to eat better, exercise more, and lose weight?
Making these things a reality— and sustaining your New Year’s resolutions throughout the year—is far more difficult. At times, the hill will seem too steep to climb. The path will be blocked by a felled tree. Lightning will strike at the summit.
It’s in these moments it’s important to push on. We believe in you! But it’s equally as important to keep things in perspective: a resolution is a goal to be achieved through earnest hard work and discipline. And pursuing these resolutions at the expense of your health, or in counterproductive ways, defeats the purpose.
Continue reading “Don’t Let Your New Year’s Resolutions Harm You”
Sprained ankles, cranky knees—surgery, training, rehab—the list seems to go on and on. Thank goodness for physical therapists! Because no matter if the patient is an athlete, senior citizen, or suffering from a chronic condition, the goal is always the same:
Get back to good as fast as possible.
And we understand that helping clients get better requires a commitment to finding new and innovative ways to rehab. That’s why we put thousands of clinical hours and countless client interviews into our latest gravity-defying physical therapy solution: the Via Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ from AlterG®.
Continue reading “Defy Gravity with the All-New Via Anti-Gravity Treadmill™”
Even though arthritis is not typically associated with young people, juvenile arthritis affects approximately one in every one thousand children in the United States. It’s real and left unmanaged, it can have a deep impact on a child’s life. Continue reading “Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis”
As Rio 2016 kicks off, we’d like to take a moment to give kudos to all the athletes competing; the Olympic journey is certainly not an easy one, and we stand in awe of the sheer tenacity and dedication demonstrated by these elite athletes. AlterG salutes you all!
Indeed, these elites take their bodies to the limit (and beyond!) on a daily basis, walking that thin and perilous tightrope between peak fitness and devastating injury. Few athletes know this precarious balancing act more intimately than distance runners, who are known for pounding the pavement for upwards of 100 miles per week, a tall order for even the most genetically gifted among us. Continue reading “AlterG in the Olympics”
Oh man. Can you feel the hype right now?! I’m telling you, the air at HQ is so thick with excitement, you could cut it with a butter knife.
Last year’s crew
Or maybe that’s just the sweat lingering in the air from our valiant Penn Relays team putting in their last workouts before the big day this Friday.
Continue reading “AlterG is Going for the FourPeat! It’s Penn Relays Week!”
Well, hello there, all you cool, gravity-defying cats! I know I promised you more Achilles love this week, but sometimes in the blogging-biz, you have to make room for breaking news. So instead, I am going postpone our Achilles talk until next week, in order to bring you the long-awaited part dieu to my Andy “Funky Fresh” Funk interview. You may recall our last post on this Ironman altruist and his audacious “Vegas in 24” mission, in honor of the Pink Lotus Foundation, but if not, go give yourself a quick refresher; I’ll wait right here… Continue reading “Vegas in 24: A “Funky Fresh” Update!”
I am lucky enough to work in a place in which it is totally normal to stand up in the middle of a meeting, perch myself on a chair, and crank out some eccentric heel drops. I am also lucky that my coworkers haven’t filed a formal complaint with HR yet over my recurrent dad-joke refrain: “My Achilles is a-killin’ me!” Perhaps they take pity on my tendinous plight, or perhaps they chalk it up to “Jana-antics,” of which this is actually a pretty mundane example. Continue reading “Your Achilles is Trying to Say Something; Listen Up!”
If you have patients who have been through breast cancer treatment, you know they’re on a brutal uphill climb. And the battle doesn’t end after the cancer is in remission.
The lump may be removed, but people deal with the psychological trauma of how their lives have changed after treatment. Plus, they may be struggling with limited function of their arms and shoulders after surgery and radiation.
Exercise and physical therapy, however, can be very effective tactics before, during, and after breast cancer treatment. Continue reading “How Exercise For Breast Cancer Patients Empowers Them For The Fight”
We’ve all been there before: blindsided with an injury that takes us out of the game, out of our job, or even totally out of commission. Oftentimes, we look for shortcuts and symptomatic relief in the form of anti-inflammatory or pain medications, when it would really be in our best interest to get to the root of our problem and maybe (gasp) actually solve it! How are we supposed to play detective to the labyrinthine mysteries of our corporeal ailments, though?
Stephan Venter, rockstar PT extraordinaire at Aurora Active
Who really knows what’s going on in there, right? Well, luckily for us all, we can pass off that onerous burden to the experts: those physiology super-sleuths and rehab superheroes known colloquially as Physical Therapists.
Continue reading “Physical Therapy: Yeah, it’s for You!”