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We’ve all heard that a proper warm up is important before exercise, and that skipping it can lead to injury. As physical therapists, one of the more common places we see people skipping warm ups or doing them improperly is at the golf course. For many golfers, the warm up is carrying the golf bag from the trunk of the car to the cart. For others hitting a bucket of balls at the driving range or taking some practice swings is a warm up.   The golf swing is a complex, full body mo...
Posted on 2020-06-02
Did you get to check out our recent blog, A Physical Therapists Recommendation to Walk? If not, we recommend reading that blog and then coming back here. As that blog stated, walking 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week has been shown to improve cardiovascular endurance, and reduce blood pressure and weight. This blog will give you some ideas on how you can spice up your outdoor walking routine! These concepts and exercises will allow you to elevate your heart rate while challenging your balance and...
Posted on 2020-05-26
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 can be improved. Let’s take a look at some of them and some tips to help you get back into balance.  LOWER BODY WEAKNESS As we age, with...
Posted on 2020-05-18
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 weight lifting, or running for miles, physical therapists often surprise people when they recommend walking. While it seems like an easy exercise, walking still has powerful health benefits. Walking 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week has been shown to improve cardiovascular endurance, and redu...
Posted on 2020-05-11
For many people, immediate changes to our daily routine and stress can impact sleep patterns. You might not notice right away, but extended periods of sleep deprivation can definitely have an impact on your mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep puts you at risk for many health conditions including high blood pressure, obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and mental health disorders. Even a lack of sleep for one night can have negative effects the next day – yo...
Posted on 2020-05-04
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