Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

By on September 29th, 2018

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding […]

Preventing ACL Injuries with Physical Therapy

By on September 26th, 2018

Physical Therapists Play Key Role in Reducing Frequency of ACL Injuries A quick change in direction on the soccer field or a shaky landing following an explosive jump on the basketball court can spell trouble for the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Each year, the United States sees anywhere from 80,000 to 250,000 ACL injuries, resulting […]

Helping Keep Your Dreams Alive During the Golden Years

By on September 24th, 2018

  Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical fitness level will be a factor. A 2010 […]

Routine Physical Therapy

By on September 24th, 2018

Physical Therapy Should be as Routine as an Oil Change The automobile industry recommends regular oil changes to keep your car running at its peak performance. Chances are that you adhere to the guidelines outlined in your car manual as closely as possible, and probably even have a favorite business nearby that performs the services. […]

Which Bones, Joints and Muscles Do You Want to Keep?

By on September 24th, 2018

Chances are you’ve come across the old dental health saying, “Floss the teeth you want to keep.” The first time you heard the phrase uttered by a dentist probably made you giggle a bit. Once the humor of it washed away though, you more than likely had an a-ha  moment. It just makes so much […]

First Day of Fall

By on September 22nd, 2018

Falls Prevention Awareness Day The first day of fall is September 22. This day also marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day! If you feel unsteady or suffer mild or severe anxiety related to falling, you need our help. Fear of falling can lead to significant Fall Risk and can be treated with measurable results at our office. […]

Hispanic Heritage Month

By on September 14th, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month begins each year on September 15th.  September 15th marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. This month, and every month, we recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans throughout the history of the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture! Western […]

Maintain a Healthy Spine with Physical Therapy

By on September 10th, 2018

Physical Therapy’s Role in Maintaining a Healthy Spine As we age, regular exercise plays an increasingly prominent role in reducing the risk of developing spine-related problems. For those in or approaching the golden years, it’s important to live an active lifestyle that focuses on healthy posture, function and movement. It’s normal to experience some functional […]

National Honey Month

By on September 2nd, 2018

September is NATIONAL HONEY MONTH! Honey is naturally sweet and perfect to drizzle on your favorite foods. Research has shown that honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate symptoms of the common cold; and now research confirms this approach for children ages one […]

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month 

By on September 1st, 2018

September is a perfect time to encourage your female patients to learn more about cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, ovaries, and uterus including early detection and prevention. Western Berks Physical Therapy offer free consultations in order to determine if physical therapy is the right choice for you. We have remained true to the mission […]