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. Returning to Activity After a Pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, activity levels dropped for a lot of people. Between stay at home orders, gym closures and working from home, people became more sedentary. On top of that, there were shortages of equipment like dumbbells and bicycles, making staying active at home difficult even if you wanted to. But as we continue through the summer into August, things look different; vaccines are widely available, restrictions are loosening and peopl...
Posted on 2021-07-29
Physical Therapy Isn't Just for Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy for Life.. You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here's just a sampling: - Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression - Helps control weight - Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer - Improves sleep - Helps you live longer Recent studies even show that physical activity strengthens your immune system, w...
Posted on 2021-06-23
With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer, or a massage therapist. If a physical therapist isn't a part of your healthcare team, you're missing out on taking care of a big part of your health. To understand why you need a physical therapist, yo...
Posted on 2021-05-20
  Physical therapists aren't just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours.   1) YOU WANT A BASELINE When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you'll get an assessment of your strength, range of motion, posture and movement patterns. This not only helps your physical therapist design a customized program just for you, it gives th...
Posted on 2021-04-14
Back pain is a huge problem in developed nations worldwide. It has or will affect most of us. The current estimate is that 80 of people with back pain start with PT, and only 7 of these patients received imaging within 30 days of diagnosis and 35.3 of the people prescribed PT attended the first visit. That's about half the rate of attendance found in the lowest co-pay group. The fact that such a major insurer is looking into the value of PT is great news for everyone. If TRICARE can show th...
Posted on 2021-03-04

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