Top Ten Tips to Avoid Injury while Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning is a great way to recharge and get your house back in order, however organizing closets and cleaning out the basement can create achy, stiff joints, and tight muscles. Here are 10 tips to help you avoid injury while cleaning this spring.
Keep up the Pace: Why Gait Speed Matters
Gait is the medical term for the way you walk and includes not only the mechanics of walking, but the speed as well. But why is gait speed important?
Chair Yoga for Balance and Overall Well-Being
With age, our ability to participate in regular standing exercises can decline and sometimes, just staying on our feet can be challenging enough! However, the good news is, there are other options for those who have difficulty standing or balancing for prolonged periods of time.
The ABCs of Medicare
This blog is meant to be an introduction to the general options available to give you a starting point for your research if you are approaching the magic Medicare number of 65 years of age.
Who, Me? Three Factors that Increase Your Risk for Falls
Falls are a real occurrence and considering your risk for a fall now can save you from one big nightmare later on. In this post, we discuss three main factors that can substantially increase your risk for falls. Assess your risk now and keep a potential fall from happening.
What is Causing your Elbow Pain?
A common form of elbow pain occurs when the muscles on the inside of the elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) or outside of the elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) become inflamed and irritated.
Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Over the past few years, High Intensity Interval Training OR HIIT has been at the forefront of fitness magazines and news headlines. So, what exactly is HIIT and what is so unique about this approach to training?
Tai Chi and Improving Balance in Older Adults
A popular activity for physical fitness that has recently stepped into the spotlight in the therapy community is Tai Chi. Tai Chi originated in China and has been practiced there for generations.
What are Therapeutic Modalities?
Therapeutic Modalities…it may sound like a term from Star Wars, but believe it or not, this is a medical term. If you have been to a physical therapist, you may have experienced therapeutic modalities without even knowing it!
Are you a New Year’s Resolution Newbee, Master or Flunkee?
There are 3 types of people who choose a goal from the health & wellness category as a New Year’s resolution: the resolution newbie, the resolution master, & the resolution flunkee. Let’s see which category you most identify with—and how focusing on the right strategy can help you get healthier.