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The new 2021 shoe list is out!! Why should you be excited about this?   Being able to move through our busy lives without pain is one of the most important prerequisites to the enjoyment of life - to have the freedom to do what brings us joy. The team at Specialized Physical Therapy has several of the most experienced and skilled physical therapists in the region. One of the most common recommendations of this special team of experts is the importance of wearing good, supportive shoes...
Posted on 2021-03-02
Heart Rate Variability: What is it and how to use it to monitor health? Last month we highlighted the importance of tracking your resting heart rate. This month we are touching on a more unfamiliar topic, Heart rate variability (HRV). Heart rate variability is the physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats. There is constant variation in a normal, healthy heart. This variation occurring beat to beat is typically not something we are aware of. Why monitor ...
Posted on 2021-02-22
By monitoring your resting heart rate (RHR - the number of times your heart beats in 1 minute), you can get a quick snapshot of your overall health. In many cases a lower resting heart rate can be indicative of a higher degree of physical fitness. While a higher resting heart rate could be a sign of an increased risk of cardiac problems or other health related issues. Research has found that a resting heart rate near the top of the 60 to 100 range can increase your risk for cardiovascular d...
Posted on 2021-01-19
Every year one in four people over the age of 65 suffer from falls. That means that millions of older adults fall every year, and 1 in 5 of those falls results in serious injury, like broken bones or a head injury. Less than half of the people who fall will tell their doctor, maybe out of embarrassment or maybe because they assume that falling is a part of the aging process. But falling is not inevitable, and with some help from your doctor and your physical therapist, your chances of fallin...
Posted on 2021-01-14
We are a few days into 2021 and hope that everyone is sticking to their plans of a healthier year ahead. Staying committed to your health and wellness goals are a challenge for most but luckily we are here to help. We want to let you know how a physical therapist can help you reach those goals. Some common resolutions are: losing weight, getting to the gym more often or getting into "better shape". These all require increasing your amount of physical activity. More activity is great for you...
Posted on 2021-01-04
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