Tag Archives: physical therapy treatment

Prevent Falls in Older Adults

A simple thing like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can end up changing your life. For older adults, falls can lead to broken bones, injury, disability or death. If you or a person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 adults […]

Post-Covid Free Screen

Free Screens for Patients With a Prior Diagnosis of COVID-19   Did you have COVID and now can’t seem to shake the weakness, fatigue or mental fog? Physical therapy is an integral part of the recovery from COVID. Our therapists are highly skilled in treating fatigue and other post-COVID related symptoms. We can help by […]

Walking for Good Health and Powerful Health Benefits

Walking: Easy Exercise for Good Health Most people know that physical therapists often recommend exercise as part of their treatment. What most people don’t realize is how simple that exercise can be. Instead of complicated workouts, heavy weightlifting, or running for miles, physical therapists often surprise people when they recommend walking for good health. While […]

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 […]

Physical Activity for Older Adults: How Much Is Needed?

How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need? Most people know that physical activity is important. In fact, not getting enough exercise has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and lung disease. So, the important question is not if you need to be doing some form of physical […]

Physical Activity for Kids: How Much Is Needed?

How Much Physical Activity Do Kids Need? Recently we have seen a rise of diseases in children that, in the past, had only been seen in adults. Things like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are being diagnosed more at younger ages. One of the best ways to combat the rise of these […]

TRICARE Waives Copays for Low Back Pain PT

TRICARE Waives Copays for Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain TRICARE, one of the nation’s largest insurers wants their members to get physical therapy for back pain. They think that treating back pain with physical therapy is so important that they’re willing to waive copays for their members. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has authorized […]

Chair Exercises for Seniors: Staying Active This Winter

Chair Exercises for Seniors: Staying Active During “Social Distancing” This Winter The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted our lives and forced us to change our habits, including hindering most group fitness activities. Whether you like to do your own thing outside, take a class, or work one-on-one with a personal trainer, you might be feeling a […]

Cold Weather Body Pains: Causes and Relief

Cold Weather Body Pains When the temperature drops and the body is exposed to cold, most people’s inclination is to hunch, cross their arms or wrap in a blanket to keep warm. This response is due in part to our muscles reacting to the cold – the muscles tighten, contract, and become more rigid. Cold […]

Physical Health During Quarantine: How to Manage

Physical Therapy and Quarantine: Managing Your Physical Health The coronavirus has changed the way many of us go about daily routines. The CDC is recommending social distancing. Depending on where you live you may have lost access to in person visits with your physical therapist. While our daily lives have changed, good physical health should remain […]

Cold Weather Arthritis Pain: Causes and Relief Options

Cold Weather Arthritis Pain: Causes and Relief Options Stiffness, aches and pains are often associated with changes in weather, especially the cold temperatures of winter. There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures and cold weather cause arthritis pain and affect your joints. One theory is that drops in barometric pressure cause the tendons, […]

Radiating Pain: Getting to the Root of Pain

Getting to the Root of Radiating Pain When a body part is injured, surrounding nerves send signals to the brain, which recognizes pain in the injured area. However, because all the nerves in the body are connected, pain signals can spread throughout your body. The pain can move along the nerve’s pathway, causing discomfort in other areas […]

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 […]

Fitness Programs Designed by Physical Therapists

5 Reasons Why You Need a Physical Therapist Designed Fitness Program 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. You Want a Fitness Baseline When you schedule an appointment at […]

Osteoporosis and Physical Therapy

WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS? Osteoporosis is a condition that causes degeneration and weakening of the bones. It is most common in women, but can affect men as well. It is also more common as we age, with 55% of Americans 50 or older affected. Bone is living tissue and like all living tissues, old cells are […]

Physical Therapy For Dizziness

We all feel like life is spinning out of control at times, but if you have dizziness, that spinning feeling is for real. A physical therapist can help with many common forms of vertigo and dizziness. In this article we’ll take a look at two examples of conditions that cause dizziness commonly treated by PTs. […]

Physical Therapy for Balance

Your physical therapist can play a big role in helping you maintain or improve your balance as you age. Unfortunately, falls are becoming increasingly common in adults age 65 and over. Just because they’re common, doesn’t mean they’re inevitable though. Research shows that falls are caused by a variety of factors, and many of them […]

Exercise and Your Mood: Benefits for Your Mental Health

Why Exercise Lifts Your Mood Exercise has great benefits for your physical health – it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including […]