Tag Archives: Nutrition

Young Athletes: Nutrition, Exercise and Sleep

Nutrition, Exercise and Sleep for Young Athletes Most people understand that nutrition and exercise are important parts of health. Growing research is showing that sleep deserves a spot along with them when we think of healthy lifestyle choices. The importance of these three pillars of health is difficult to overstate. The World Health Organization estimated […]

Beating the Flu with Good Nutrition 

Beating the Flu with Good Nutrition The Influenza virus is notorious for changing its genome, continually introducing new strains of influenza virus into the population. Because of the genomic changes, infection with an influenza strain from the previous year does not guarantee immune protection from a new strain. A study called The Influence of Nutrition on Influenza […]

No More Excuses For Putting Off Incontinence Treatment

Getting Past Your Leaking Excuses, published by The Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association (SoWH), discusses the excuses we give for not treating our incontinence and tips for overcoming them. While we did not write this article below, we needed to share this with you because it is so important!  For many of us, […]

Exercising During Pregnancy

According to authors of a new study, infants of mothers who engaged in exercising during pregnancy showed better motor development at 1 month compared with infants of non exercising mothers, The researchers also believe that aerobic exercise during pregnancy could be a hedge against childhood overweight and obesity. Researchers analyzed data from 60 healthy mothers […]

Post Partum Exercise

Creating an Exercise Routine After Birth Starting a new workout routine is challenging enough on its own, let alone after giving birth. Between feedings, changing diapers and coping with changes to your body after pregnancy, you may be feeling overwhelmed about starting to exercise again. At Western Berks Physical Therapy our skilled pelvic floor specialists […]

Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

Physical Therapy for a Smooth Birth As your physical body changes and accommodates to the needs of your growing baby, you may experience pain or discomfort. Physical therapy can be invaluable for remedying common discomforts like back pain, strengthening your pelvic floor and enhancing your body’s ability to have a smoother pregnancy, birth and recovery. […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask About Pain During Pregnancy From discomfort, pain, and even urinary incontinence, we’d like to answer a few questions we know you’ve been wanting to ask about pain during pregnancy.    Is pain during pregnancy normal? For many, the general response to pain during pregnancy is, “It’s just because […]

Fighting Childhood Obesity

It is not news that obesity has been at a high the past few years. With our society always seeking the quickest and easiest way to a solution it is with little surprise that companies like Xbox and McDonalds have our youth targeted. As many of us know, what you do to your body while […]