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How Occupational Therapy Helps You Keep Your Independence

April 4th, 2019

Occupational therapy focuses on helping you perform activities of daily living. These activities may include: Dressing yourself Bathing yourself Feeding yourself Maintaining control over bathroom habits Moving around your home (such as standing or sitting) on your own Other tasks important to a healthy life, such as cleaning your home or managing medications Being able […]READ MORE

What Happens When You Lose Weight

February 2th, 2019

While our culture is obsessed with dieting, especially for appearance’s sake, the real benefits of losing weight are to your health. Like quitting smoking, losing weight can have both immediate and long-term benefits to your health. As you start to lose weight, here’s what you can expect: Lower Blood Pressure While dieting and exercise lower […]READ MORE

Non-Surgical Solutions for Neck Pain

January 1th, 2019

Neck pain is one of the top problems that keeps people from work, sports, or activities they love. It can have a lot of different causes, from a herniated or slipped disk to degenerative disk disease and arthritis. No matter the cause, the first recommended treatment – such as physical therapy and pain-relieving medicines – […]READ MORE

How to Keep Older Relatives Safe During Holiday Visits

December 12th, 2018

During the holidays, people young and old get together to celebrate. If you have older relatives coming to your home, you may want to take some precautions to keep them from falling. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over 65, causing loss of independence and often serious complications. Preventing a fall […]READ MORE

How Exercise Affects Your Blood Sugar

November 11th, 2018

Every time you eat, your blood sugar rises. As a result, your body releases a hormone called insulin that helps bring your blood sugar back down. However, in people with type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use insulin properly. Your blood sugar and insulin levels will remain high for hours after you eat, which can […]READ MORE

Why You Should Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

October 10th, 2018

Each year, 100 million American adults experience chronic pain (pain that lasts more than three months). But though chronic pain doesn’t have just one cause, many people settle for one solution: prescription pain medicines. For years, physicians prescribed pain medicines to help their patients, but this practice had unintended consequences; namely, the opioid epidemic. That’s […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapy Helps You Age Well

September 9th, 2018

You’re never too young to make a plan for aging well. As part of Healthy Aging Month in September, all people age 45 or older are encouraged to find new ways to improve their mental, physical, and social health. Physical therapists are a key member of your health team when it comes to aging well […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapists Use Pilates to Help You Heal

August 8th, 2018

Pilates isn’t just a fitness class; it’s a method of movement that can help you recover from injuries and health conditions and even prevent pain or other problems in the future. Pilates uses controlled, careful movements to build strength, improve flexibility, and help you become more aware of your body. It focuses on increasing strength […]READ MORE

4 Cancer Side Effects You Can Fight with Cancer Rehabilitation

June 6th, 2018

Cancer and its treatment can take a toll on your whole body. While your oncologist will help you with medication, physical, occupational and speech therapists can also help with noninvasive treatments designed to improve your quality of life. Cancer rehabilitation programs are scientifically backed ways to help relieve side effects of both cancer and treatments […]READ MORE

The Cause – And Cure – For Your Dizziness Problems

May 5th, 2018

Dizziness is a common problem with many different causes. Standing up too fast may cause temporary dizziness. A drop in blood pressure can make you feel like you are falling (vertigo). But when you experience frequent dizziness, it can pose risks for falling and disrupt your daily activities. Chronic dizziness can be caused by minor […]READ MORE