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Cycle Safely This Fall

September 9, 2017

If you’re thinking about trying something different than your normal gym routine, then cycling is a great exercise to try. While cycling bike paths in the Richmond area lets you enjoy a breath of fresh air, there are some guidelines you should keep in mind. Safety First off, safety is important no matter what exercise […]READ MORE

6 Reasons You Need a Nutritionist

June 6, 2017

As research continues to reveal the importance of proper nutrition for a healthy body, nutritionists and registered dietitians are taking on larger roles as part of the care team. These healthcare professionals have undergone specialized training and gained certifications to give nutrition advice and help you improve your health. Nutritionists can create diet plans, teach […]READ MORE

Four Skin Care Tips for Summer

June 6, 2017

Summertime is much anticipated in Richmond for its gorgeous weather. There’s never a shortage of activities to enjoy when the sun shines, and at Bon Secours Physical Therapy we encourage everybody to get out and move as much as possible. As you plan your next adventure, of course, it’s important to protect your skin, your […]READ MORE

4 Ways a Physical Therapist Helps Seniors Prevent Falls

May 5, 2017

Falls are a leading cause of injury in people over age 65, causing some seniors to lose their independence or develop more serious medical conditions. If you are a senior, it’s important you take steps to prevent falls and improve your personal safety. Physical therapists, who specialize in helping the body move and function, can […]READ MORE

Keep On Moving!

April 4, 2017

In years past, on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association promoted National Walking Day as a means to create awareness for regular physical activity to improve health. Presently, the AHA has upgraded this concept into “Move More in April,” which encompasses other ways to get the blood pumping – whether it’s running, […]READ MORE

Consider Food Your Body’s Fuel

March 3, 2017

By Kristen Nagy, MS, RD Every year, we celebrate National Nutrition Month in March to bring attention to the importance of eating healthy foods. If you struggle with making healthy food choices or have trouble maintaining a healthy weight, consider these tips to help you “put your best fork forward,” – this year’s nutrition campaign […]READ MORE

Three Reasons to Celebrate National Almond Day

February 2, 2017

When you feel the first pang of hunger and you’re nowhere close to mealtime, you’re tempted to reach for something convenient – usually an empty-calorie treat – to stem the tide. With today being National Almond Day, may we suggest keeping a supply at home and at the office for those moments you want a […]READ MORE

Getting Started With Your Weight Training Routine

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Brandon Johnson, CSCS, FMS, USAW. There are numerous benefits to adding weight training to your distance routine.  In an earlier blog, I spoke about some of those benefits, so hopefully you are excited to add this component to your training regimen.  The biggest question I hear is: how do I get started? In […]READ MORE

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Abby Forman, MS, RD. The majority of people who follow restrictive diets that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can’t eat, regain the weight within five years.  Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about “dieting”: it works in the […]READ MORE

It’s Not Just a Bump on the Head – The Importance of Concussion Management

September 9, 2016

This blog was written by Rachel Rand, PT, DPT. The management of concussion is a constantly evolving topic.  Thankfully, in the last several years, there has been more focus than ever before on how to effectively identify and manage concussions, thanks to ongoing research regarding the long term effects of multiple concussions.  As a result, […]READ MORE