There’s a harsh reality that we all face as human beings: the older we get, the less capable we are of doing the things we used to do with ease. A walk up the hill can leave us winded, it takes us longer to recover, and exercise brings with it an increased risk of injury.
Gone are the days when mobility and stability were taken for granted.
But it doesn’t have to be this way! Many of these challenges have less to do with old age and more to do with the physical inactivity that often accompanies old age. Exercise, though, can be one of the keys to healthy living for seniors. That’s because a regular exercise regimen can lead to improvements in cardiovascular health and blood pressure, bone strength and weight control. Other benefits include improved sleep cycles, better mental health, and better balance overall.
Still, many senior citizens find the prospect of regular exercise daunting. For this, we call on our good friend unweighting. Read on to learn how unweighting technology can help bridge the gap between seniors and regular exercise. Continue reading “Training Seniors Using Unweighting”
If there’s anything we can all agree on, it’s that being injured or sick is the worst. It leaves us feeling uncomfortable, uncertain about the future, and—if you’re anything like me—the idle time is enough to drive you up the wall. So how do we cope?
We look for other people going through the same thing.
Sure, authoritative clinical content helps educate us about these injuries and ailments; but little of this content communicates the experiences real patients have during the recovery and rehabilitation phases of their injuries.
Continue reading “Achilles Rupture Rehab — A Closer Look”
It’s December. The New Year is fast approaching, and with it comes the typical, predictable, inevitable resolutions that we make the morning after the ball drops in Times Square.
This year, we say, things are going to change.
Most people who read that chuckle to themselves at least a little bit. I mean, come on: nobody actually keeps their New Year’s resolutions, right? They’re meant to be broken.
But we here at AlterG disagree.
This is the year.
So, in the spirit of a fresh new year soon to come and keeping our resolutions well into 2018 and beyond, here are four common resolutions and a few ways that AlterG can help you achieve them. Continue reading “Common New Year’s Resolutions and How to Make Them a Reality”
We love physical therapy here at AlterG, and that isn’t exactly a secret. We also have a particular soft spot for physical therapists and all that they do. We admire the difference PTs’ make in the world —helping people to recover, improve, strengthen, and excel.
There are so many reasons to love your physical therapist!
Continue reading “Physical Therapy Month 2017: Why You Should Love Your Physical Therapist”