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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

How to Choose a Physical Therapist

March 3th, 2018

In Virginia, patients can go to a Direct Access certified physical therapist without a referral or prescription from a physician. These laws give you more choice in your medical treatments as well as a greater choice in physical therapists. Here’s how to find a physical therapist that is right for you and your health needs: […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Have a Pain-Free 2018

January 1th, 2018

Frequent or chronic pain affects millions of Americans every year, but many people don’t understand the important role of physical therapy in relieving pain. Using a variety of techniques, physical therapists can help relieve pain with or without the use of medicine. If you experience chronic pain and are looking for a safe, drug-free solution, […]READ MORE

Do You Need Treatment for TMJ?

December 12th, 2017

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the place where your jaw connects to your skull, just in front of your ear. In up to 25 percent of people, this joint causes pain or other symptoms known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). Symptoms of TMJ While many people don’t seek treatment for TMJ, you don’t need to […]READ MORE