Regular physical activity can have a significant impact on your overall health and quality of life as you age.
Why It’s Important to Remain Physically Active as We Age
If you’re an adult over 50 you have probably had a conversation with your doctor about the importance of remaining physically active for life. There’s a good reason for that. Regular physical activity can have a significant impact on your overall health and quality of life as you age.
Tammy is enjoying her physical therapy as she recovers from a leg injury.
Tammy’s Story: Physical Therapy and Wellness Center Heals the Body and Soul
When Tammy awoke from a routine surgical procedure in October 2015, she realized fairly quickly that she was unable to lift her left leg from the bed. Upon examination and further diagnostics by her physician she found out that her femoral nerve in her thigh had sustained an injury, resulting in significant weakness of her quadriceps and hip flexors.
3 Undeniably Great Reasons to Improve Your Posture
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1. Avoid Health Complications: Poor posture causes additional pressure on your muscles, joints and ligaments which results in fatigue and muscular strain. Over time someone with poor posture is at risk of pain in their muscles, discs and joints which can become debilitating with age. Poor posture can even cause pain in the abdominal region due to affecting the function of vital organs in that area.
Patients can receive direct physical therapy evaluation and treatment services from licensed physical therapists at PT And Wellness Center.
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From time to time, all of us experience physical pain or discomfort that, while bothersome, either seems too minor to be seen and treated by a physician, or needs to be seen and treated sooner than an appointment with a physician can be obtained. In the past, pain treatments in such cases were limited to non-medical options such as over the counter medications or massage therapy. Some simply lived with the pain and adapted to it.
It’s the beginning of a new year when many of us take stock of our physical health and resolve to improve it. That can mean a return to the gym or a simple increase our physical activity. While these efforts are generally thought of as a good thing, what many people may not know is that the additional stress they are putting on their muscles and joints may be doing more harm than good.
Your physical therapist can help.
As usual, the summer has flown by and we’re now in the midst of the fall sports season and looking forward to the winter sports season. That means for many, pre-season training and conditioning. How you prepare for an athletic season can more than just affect your performance on the field, court or course. It can save you from injury, and sometimes it can even save your life.
Concussions have been an active topic of discussion among medical providers, coaches, parents and athletes for several years – and for good reason. Over 1 million student and adult athletes suffer from concussions each year. Left untreated, this mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to permanent cognitive damage, and in some cases, death.
What’s a Concussion?
The term, “cerebral concussion” is generally used to describe situations where the athlete’s head, either moving or not moving, suffers impulsive force (generally in the form of a blow to the head or elsewhere on the body) that jars the brain within the athlete’s cranium. This jarring of the brain can cause immediate and short-lived impairments of neurologic functions including, but not limited to: