Health Blog Category: Health & Wellness
Research Shows That Stretching Is Just as Important As Exercise
It is an unfortunate truth that Americans are not getting enough physical activity. Healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week.
If you are trying to become more active, preparing a regular exercise routine of your own is a great place to start. However, you mustn’t forget one of the most important parts of healthy exercise in your new routine: stretching!Read full blog
Enhance Your Health and Wellness with These Easy Steps!
Most people feel that they have to spend hours a day working out or attending the gym in order to keep fit. That’s why many of us find ourselves saying we don’t have time to exercise! However, it doesn’t take hours out of your day to work out and remain physically fit. There are a few simple elements you can integrate into your everyday routine that will improve your health.Read full blog
Did you know that you can manage your chronic pain with proper nutrition and physical therapy?
If you are working to manage a chronic pain condition with the help of a physical therapist, it is likely you will receive some nutritional advice as part of your treatment. They know that in some chronic conditions, dietary changes can hugely help the body reduce or even eliminate pain.
A study released by Harvard Health showed that certain foods can alleviate inflammation, while other foods can aggravate it.Read full blog
Living with Pain? Medication Isn’t Always the Answer!
It seems like every time you turn on the tv, there’s another report about the opioid crisis in the country. There’s a legitimate reason to panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died every day from overdoses of opioid-related medications. About 11,5 million Americans used prescription painkillers in some way, losing an estimated $504 million in economic costs.
Some researchers also feel that many people who would otherwise be willing to work are sidelined because a drug test would fail.Read full blog
All physical activity comes with a certain level of risk, and because athletes put their bodies through so much stress, the risk of suffering an injury is much greater. As you might expect, the most common sports injuries are minor: abrasions, cramps, blisters, etc.
That said, more serious injuries happen all the time and are typically a result of overuse. For example, a golfer makes the same repeated swinging motion over the course of a round of golf.Read full blog
For athletes, discomfort is a regular part of life. Not only does excelling in your chosen sport involve pushing yourself physically, but you can come out of even the most uneventful game or practice with soreness or mild abrasions.
And though it’s true that this is an unavoidable part of being active, there’s a difference between typical soreness and an issue that needs to be addressed by a professional. If you think you might need to make a physical therapy appointment but are unsure, we’re here to help.Read full blog
Every year, millions of people are injured while participating in a sport or some form of physical activity. Because of this, whether you’re a professional athlete or simply enjoy a healthy dose of exercise, chances are you’ve experienced a sports injury at some point in your life.
When an injury occurs, the answer to a speedy and efficient recovery period is physical therapy. But what happens when your prescribed sessions come to an end?Read full blog