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6 Ways to Create a Safe Holiday Environment for Older Guests

December 12, 2018

During the holidays, people young and old get together to celebrate. If you have older relatives coming to your home, you may want to take some precautions to keep them from falling. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over 65, causing loss of independence and often serious complications. Preventing a fall […]READ MORE

Exercise and Blood Sugar

November 11, 2018

Every time you eat, your blood sugar rises. As a result, your body releases a hormone called insulin that helps bring your blood sugar back down. However, in people with type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use insulin properly. Your blood sugar and insulin levels will remain high for hours after you eat, which can […]READ MORE

Four Reasons to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

October 10, 2018

Each year, 100 million American adults experience chronic pain (pain that lasts more than three months). But though chronic pain doesn’t have just one cause, many people settle for one solution: prescription pain medicines. For years, physicians prescribed pain medicines to help their patients, but this practice had unintended consequences; namely, the opioid epidemic. That’s […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapy Helps With Healthy Aging

September 9, 2018

You’re never too young to make a plan for aging well. As part of Healthy Aging Month in September, all people age 45 or older are encouraged to find new ways to improve their mental, physical, and social health. Physical therapists are a key member of your health team when it comes to aging well […]READ MORE

4 Cancer Side Effects You Can Fight with Cancer Rehabilitation

June 6, 2018

Cancer and its treatment can take a toll on your whole body. While your oncologist will help you with medication, physical, occupational and speech therapists can also help with noninvasive treatments designed to improve your quality of life. Cancer rehabilitation programs are scientifically backed ways to help relieve side effects of both cancer and treatments […]READ MORE

The Cause – And Cure – For Your Dizziness Problems

May 5, 2018

Dizziness is a common problem with many different causes. Standing up too fast may cause temporary dizziness. A drop in blood pressure can make you feel like you are falling (vertigo). But when you experience frequent dizziness, it can pose risks for falling and disrupt your daily activities. Chronic dizziness can be caused by minor […]READ MORE

5 Tips to Find the Right Physical Therapist

March 3, 2018

In Virginia, patients can go to a Direct Access certified physical therapist without a referral or prescription from a physician. These laws give you more choice in your medical treatments as well as a greater choice in physical therapists. Here’s how to find a physical therapist that is right for you and your health needs: […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Have a Pain-Free 2018

January 1, 2018

Frequent or chronic pain affects millions of Americans every year, but many people don’t understand the important role of physical therapy in relieving pain. Using a variety of techniques, physical therapists can help relieve pain with or without the use of medicine. If you experience chronic pain and are looking for a safe, drug-free solution, […]READ MORE

Signs You Need Treatment for TMJ

December 12, 2017

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the place where your jaw connects to your skull, just in front of your ear. In up to 25 percent of people, this joint causes pain or other symptoms known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). Symptoms of TMJ While many people don’t seek treatment for TMJ, you don’t need to […]READ MORE

Be Mindful of Holiday Stress

November 11, 2017

This time of year you can expect to see articles about healthy holiday eating and tips to stay off the couch during winter vacation. While we are proponents of wise food choices and provide assistance with exercise and sports performance anytime, we would like to talk about another important, holiday-related health issue. It’s not uncommon […]READ MORE