Tag Archives: movement

Direct Access: No Referral Needed

With Direct Access, you can head straight to physical therapy without a referral from a doctor. Here are just a few reasons you should consider Direct Access today:  Quick access to the care you need. Our goal is to see patients within 48 hours of scheduling an appointment. Compare this to the 24-day average wait […]

Back Pain While Sitting

Many office environments do a good job providing optimal conditions for prolonged sitting using items like ergonomically correct chairs, keyboards and high-quality monitors. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many office workers had to shift away from their normal office routine into a home office that was far less suited for long periods of sitting. This […]

Movement Experts

Physical therapists do more than help you recover from surgeries or injuries. They are movement experts and highly skilled in helping people get and stay active so they can be healthy now and in the future. Physical activity has a well known and impressive list of benefits including: • Controlling weight • Improving sleep • […]

Defend Your Health Through Movement

While COVID-19 is front and center in most people’s thoughts, it isn’t the only illness out there that can be life changing. Heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer can all be devastating too. To become more resilient and to defend your health, research says you should move more. The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle are […]

Working From Home Pain

Working From Home: A Real Pain If you’ve been working from home during the pandemic and are experiencing new body aches and pains, it could be caused by your home office set-up. With the sudden shift to remote work and school, many Americans have had to quickly create a home office using whatever space they had […]

Movement Tests to Predict Your Health

Your Movement Can Predict Your Future Health with 2 Simple Tests Strong evidence suggests that movement is a valuable predictor of future health and resilience against disease. If your goal is to live a longer, healthier life, seeing a physical therapist makes sense, given their expertise in human movement. Here are two simple tests to […]

Safe Holiday Celebration Ideas During COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, small household gatherings and events of all sizes are adding to the rise in cases. Because of this, your holiday gathering may look different this year; but it doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the season in joyful, meaningful ways. Keep your friends, families, and communities healthy by incorporating some […]

Promoting Physical Activity in Pennsylvania

National Physical Therapy Month may have ended in October, but that’s no reason to ease up on promoting the importance of physical activity. It’s a message that the American Physical Therapy Association will be emphasizing throughout their centennial year in 2021, and one that physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy students are uniquely […]

Do You Know Your Movement Vital Signs?

Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance […]