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Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to "know their numbers" referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance of moving properly for health. Let's take a look at some of the numbers you can use to quantify your movement health: Walking Speed Walking speed has ...
Posted on 2019-11-20
Exciting news!! We would like to say congratulations and give a HUGE shoutout to physical therapist Kevin Robinson, DPT for passing his test to become a Certified McKenzie Specialist! This is a huge accomplishment and we are proud of all the hard work and dedication that Kevin has put into achieving this certificaiton. We are always striving to continue our education here at SPT to make sure our patients are recieving the best care possible. Way to go Kevin! The McKenzie Method&r...
Posted on 2019-11-13
Most insurance plans cover the costs of outpatient physical therapy when it’s provided by a licensed physical therapist. Insurers differ on how much they will pay and for how many visits. PT services are an essential part of optimizing your recovering from an injury or surgery, but insurance companies often cut PT benefits to “cut costs”. As you are evaluating your plan choices during the open enrollment season, then, you will want to check on the physical therapy benefits prov...
Posted on 2019-11-08
Childhood and young adulthood are the prime bone-building years. As children grow, their bone mass increases until it reaches their peak bone mass (PBM). According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, up to 90 percent of PBM is acquired by age 18 in girls and age 20 in boys, which makes youth the best time to build strong and healthy bones! Daily exercise is extremely effective at increasing PBM in youth and young adults. The more bone grow developed the less likely for factures and osteopo...
Posted on 2019-10-30
Do you ever notice that your body won’t move the way you want it to? People are made to move, and we will find a way to do it one way or another. We will substitute the use of one muscle for another in order to stabilize ourselves in a way that seems comfortable at first. We may choose to use a muscle that is not as big or strong as the muscle that is intended to be used for these motions.  When we do this repeatedly, patterns of sore ...
Posted on 2019-10-23
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