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Healthier Fast Food Choices

September 23, 2022 — Back-to-school days often mean tighter schedules – and stopping by the favorite drive-thru for a quick meal fix. But those calories can add up fast, and carrying extra pounds increases the risk of heart disease, arthritis, stroke, diabetes, some cancers and even Alzheimer’s disease. We hope you eat healthy, well-balanced meals with fresh fruits and... Read More

Be Flexible To Be In Shape

August 16, 2022 — “Blessed are the flexible for they will not allow themselves to become bent out of shape!” – Robert Ludlum (attributed) Part of the aging process is losing flexibility as joints become stiffer. In fact, a 2013 research study found that those aged 55 to 86 years lose flexibility in the shoulder and hip joints at... Read More

Coaching the Couch Potato

July 20, 2022 — We all know that staying physically active is key to a healthy lifestyle and aging. Keeping fit when we’re younger builds a solid base for health in our later years and study after study shows that it’s never too late to add more movement to our days. For people of any age and with practically... Read More

How Physical Therapy Helps With Chronic Pain

June 30, 2022 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 5 adults in America suffer from chronic pain, with over 19 million experiencing high-impact chronic pain. Chronic pain contributes to medical costs, disability, and lost productivity to the tune of an estimated $560 billion each year. Finding chronic pain relief is not... Read More

Exercise for People Who Don’t Like Exercise

May 10, 2022 — Not a big fan of exercise? Rather spend time on the couch and avoid working up anything that even resembles a sweat? You’re not alone. But let’s be real – the old saying “use it or lose it” is absolutely true for our muscles. We all need movement that contributes to our flexibility, balance, strength,... Read More

Exercise Recommendations for People With Type 2 Diabetes

April 12, 2022 — At CPT, part of our expertise is creating exercise programs for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes. We’d like to share this information from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which recently updated its guidelines on exercise for people living with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more... Read More

Heart Disease: How Physical Therapy Can Help

March 7, 2022 — If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or are recovering from heart surgery, your doctor will most likely prescribe a program of cardiac rehabilitation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiac rehabilitation is an important program for anyone recovering from a heart attack, heart failure, or other heart problem that required... Read More

Stretching Is an Important Part of Exercise

February 7, 2022 — Stretching before and after exercise – most of us know we should be doing it, but we don’t necessarily follow through. Some people stretch by holding a series of poses – called static stretching. Others use specific movements that stretch the muscles – called dynamic stretching. Both help warm up our muscles and limber our... Read More

What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Mind

January 14, 2022 — Most of us know we need to move our bodies more. We need movement and exercise to maintain our physical strength, balance, and flexibility. But, as you may know, physical activity has more than physical benefits. An article on the American Physical Therapy Association’s consumer information website, ChoosePT (physical therapy), lists these “top 10 benefits... Read More

Recovering From a Hip Fracture: What to Expect

December 10, 2021 — A hip fracture is a serious injury, especially among the elderly. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 300,000 people older than 65 are admitted to the hospital each year after suffering a hip fracture. Most of these injuries are caused by falling – usually by falling sideways.... Read More
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