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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Is sitting the new smoking?  If so, how do we quit? -- By: Dr. Ashley Wallace, PT, DPT According to several recent studies, periods of prolonged sitting are correlated with increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.  However, these studies also suggest that breaking up long periods of sitting with exercise and regular stretching breaks can reduce these risks and even lower blood pressure, especially in women.  So, the next time you’ve settled into your favorite sea...
Posted on 2021-08-23

Disc Herniations and Golf

Disc Herniations and Golf Low back pain is common, and if a herniated disc is the source of your pain, movements such as bending and twisting can be difficult. Disc herniations can affect your golf swing, and your golf swing can exacerbate discs. Disc herniations are very common, affecting an estimated 1.6% of the US population at a given time. It affects men 2x as much as women, and is most common in 30-55 year olds. THE GOOD NEWS is that most studies show that most patients recover from her...
Posted on 2021-07-19

Managing Pain: What Questions to ask your Healthcare Provider

Managing Pain: What Questions to ask your Healthcare Provider Asking questions about your treatment plan is a great way to ensure that your health care providerunderstands your goals and that you can partner in your care. These questions can help you startthat conversation. Pain Questions• Why do I have pain?• How long will it take for me to heal from this injury or surgery? Self-Management Questions (What can I do?)• What activities should...
Posted on 2020-10-21

Who are PTs, Benefits of PT, and How to Manage Pain

Movement is crucial to a person’s health, quality of life and independence. For some people, pain makes movement achallenge. Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek health care. A physical therapist (PT) can help peoplemove better and safely and manage their pain. Who are physical therapists? PTs are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care and patienteducation. PTs treat people of all ages ...
Posted on 2020-10-16

National Physical Therapy Month 2020

October is National Physical Therapy Month!This month we celebrate the profession and all the ways physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and PT and PTA students help improve lives across the country.We’re also raising awareness about the many benefits of physical activity and how PTs and PTAs get people moving. What is National Physical Therapy Month?It's an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy! The CDC recommends physical therapy...
Posted on 2020-10-05
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