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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

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

Balance Problems Raise the Risk of Falls

September 10, 2021 — At CPT, we’ve helped many clients recover from the effects of a fall. More than helping them recover, we help them improve their strength, balance, and other factors to help prevent more falls. Unfortunately, falling is a big senior health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults aged 65... Read More

Play it Safe This Winter

December 9, 2020 — Ready for some ice skating? Hoping to hit the slopes? Is there a take-no-prisoners snowball fight in your future? The presence of COVID-19 may play havoc with what you can do this winter, but at the same time getting outside is good for all of us. Assuming you protect yourself from the virus, we want... Read More

Time to Join the Great American Smokeout

November 9, 2020 — Someday, when you look back on the year 2020, you will most likely remember it negatively as the year of COVID-19. But if you’re a smoker, you have a great opportunity to remember the year in a much better light – by finally quitting smoking. In fact, the risk of getting COVID-19 might be even... Read More

Be Good to Your Back

October 9, 2020 — Back pain affects nearly 10 million Americans each year. Maintaining proper posture, balance, strength and flexibility can all help to increase your core strength and in turn support your back. Here are some tips from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to help you take care of your back and reduce the risk of injury. Start... Read More

Four Ways Pets Support Mental Health While Social Distancing

July 6, 2020 — The stress and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may be causing or increasing mental health challenges for a lot of people. With many social interactions between people still limited, pets can be a powerful partner in keeping you healthy. Overall, having a pet may help you get more fit, lower your stress, blood pressure,... Read More

Can a Knee Replacement Improve Your Marriage?

June 11, 2020 — “It started with a thank you note,” says Michael Tanzer, an orthopaedic surgeon at McGill University Health Center in Montréal, Québec. The note came from the wife of a patient who’d recently had joint replacement therapy. “[She] wrote to tell me how delighted she was to have her husband’s quality of life back because of... Read More

Men’s Health: New Ways to Rev Up Your Fitness Routine

May 28, 2020 — As restrictions on social distancing begin to ease, many senior men may have a hard time pulling themselves away from watching sports highlights and re-runs on TV.  And, let’s face it, as we get older, it’s easy to wonder, “Why bother?” Well, guys, there are a lot of good reasons for shedding that couch potato... Read More

Does the Brain Continue to Grow as We Age?

March 10, 2020 —   Conventional wisdom used to say that people cannot grow new brain cells – that the brain cells you were born with is all you’ll ever going to get. But many studies in the last few years have taken this notion to task. Researchers have discovered that, in fact, we continue to grow new brain... Read More