PreHab Activation Exercises

Getting in shape prior to surgery can make recovery easier. 50% of outcome success is due to the surgeon and the other 50% is due to the patient’s commitment to recovery, starting with pre-hab. Rehabilitation is an exercise and therapy program performed for up to three months after surgery. Pre-hab is an exercise therapy program started at least six weeks before surgery. The rewards of pre-hab show in 24 hours after surgery. For example: after knee-replacement surgery, patients are expected to be walking using crutches or a walker to the bathroom or in the hallway the day after. They generally READ MORE >>

PreHab Activation Exercises2021-07-23T02:49:50-04:00

The Active Therapeutic Movement – ATM 2

Provides us the ability to perform integrated passive and active therapy for musculoskeletal disorders. This approach aims to normalize movement impairments that are related to patients complaints. Body areas are mobilized until pain is eliminated. These techniques are performed in the functional weight bearing position and are continuously monitored to ensure that they are pain-free throughout the intervention. Outcomes to Expect: For Athletes Lasting, consistent, immediate, and predictable increase in range of motion with no end range, risk prone movements. Possible immediate increase in strength, not due to muscle strengthening which takes significant time and effort to achieve, but rather READ MORE >>

The Active Therapeutic Movement – ATM 22021-07-23T02:49:57-04:00

Why Should I have a Strong “Tush” at my Age?

How long have you heard promotions about “Buns of Steel”? It is important now more than ever.  Besides aesthetics, strong glutes provide us with the following: 1. Support system for the core, low back, & pelvic girdle equals better posture 2. Structure for your outer thigh muscles to be supported and not rub against your hip or leg bones which can cause Bursitis or IT Band inflammation. 3. Injury Prevention & Decrease Pain 4. Better stability & overall body strength help with balance Strong Glutes can provide added support for knees and ankles too. Remember the song, “the hip bone’s READ MORE >>

Why Should I have a Strong “Tush” at my Age?2021-07-23T02:50:21-04:00

Skin Cancer Prevention

Summer 2021 is finally here and many of us have never anticipated a season more in our lives. Coronavirus numbers are finally down and many have protected themselves with the COVID vaccine which makes it safer to get back to vacations, social gatherings, cook outs and the lake! Since we are venturing back into the glorious sun, we could all use a reminder about preventing sunburns from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. I commonly hear about “getting that first sunburn of the summer” but just 5 sunburns double your risk for skin cancer. Prolonged direct UV ray exposure is by READ MORE >>

Skin Cancer Prevention2021-07-23T02:49:41-04:00

Staying fit in retirement can also reduce health care costs

It's no secret that staying physically active supports overall well-being, especially for older adults. From reducing risks of certain conditions like heart disease and diabetes to minimizing injury and helping maintain independence, exercise is essential to supporting health and wellness as you age. Another noteworthy but often unrecognized benefit of regular exercise is that it improves overall health, which can result in lower healthcare costs. Improved health, lower health care costs and reduced hospital stays are some of the benefits enjoyed by active seniors, according to a recent nationwide study by Avalere Health and Tivity Health, a national provider of READ MORE >>

Staying fit in retirement can also reduce health care costs2021-07-22T22:53:41-04:00

The benefits of exercising outside

When the pandemic started, you may have had the best intentions of using your time to get fit. However, with a variety of challenges filling your time, don't feel bad if you have yet to start over a year later. The good news is it's never too late and now is the ideal time to find a fitness routine that works for you. Getting outdoors means ample space for social distancing and fresh air, which are important for health and safety reasons, but the benefits of outdoor fitness don't stop there. According to research published in the Environmental Science and READ MORE >>

The benefits of exercising outside2021-07-22T22:53:09-04:00

Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day

With health and wellness top of mind for many Americans, fitness has become a top priority. Whether you're extremely active or just starting on a wellness journey, incorporating wholesome, nutritious foods into your diet plan can help give your body the fuel it needs to thrive. "Studies suggest that eating a healthy breakfast before a workout improves your performance both inside the gym and out," says Marissa Meshulam, registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of MPM Nutrition. "By filling up on vitamins and nutrients first thing in the morning, you set yourself up for success throughout the day." Meshulam shares tips READ MORE >>

Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day2021-07-22T22:52:56-04:00

TMJ Therapy

Anyone with recurrent or chronic TMJ syndrome is usually referred for physical therapy. Our therapist can help restore joint mobility, increase muscle strength, and relieve pain. These mobilizations are used to help the disk move in a normal way, decrease pain, and increase motion. Specific exercises are then prescribed to control and restore motion at the jaw and help re-educate the muscles surrounding the joint. Muscle stiffness in the neck and shoulders are now quite common with those who work at a computer all day. This causes headaches common with TMJ, but aslo can unkowningly force the jaw muscles to READ MORE >>

TMJ Therapy2021-07-05T15:38:41-04:00

Omega-3: Essential Fatty Acids for Overall Health

Over the past 10 years, many Americans have turned to omega-3 fish oil supplements for their many powerful health benefits for your body and brain. Because your body is unable to produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own, you must obtain them from supplementation or dietary sources. Omega-3 fatty acids are important because they play a central role in nearly every aspect of health. They are most commonly known for their positive impact on the risk of heart disease. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide, but communities who eat diets rich in fish have remarkably low instances READ MORE >>

Omega-3: Essential Fatty Acids for Overall Health2021-07-05T15:38:43-04:00

Where to get your COVID-19 Vaccine

Why get your vaccine? • Protect yourself & others from serious illness, hospitalization, or death. • Provide care for a family member or friend. • Return to work or volunteer activities. • Hold small family gatherings. • Attend church services. • Continue medical appointments, procedures, and therapies. SAFE: Over 100,000 people took part in clinical trials to make sure the vaccines were safe. Now, over 115 million people in the US have safely received doses of the vaccine. EFFECTIVE: Ongoing studies are showing that the vaccines are up to 95% effective in preventing COVID infections, serious illness, and hospitalization. PROVEN: READ MORE >>

Where to get your COVID-19 Vaccine2021-07-05T15:38:55-04:00
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