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How Sleep Regenerates the Body

In today’s fast-paced world, we often put the needs of careers and money before taking care of the one vehicle that we cannot replace: Our Bodies. Generally speaking, we don’t get enough sleep. At all. We find creative ways to stay up later and wake up sooner: pulling all-nighters to study for tests, waking up at […]
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5 Reasons to Stretch!

1. Good posture, better blood flow, & Confidence! “That’s because stretching increases your blood flow and circulation for a healthier body and sends oxygen to your brain for a clearer mind and sunnier moods,” says Peggy Hall, wellness expert. 2. It’s great for your glutes! When we’re at work, we do a lot of sitting, […]
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Autistic Children Benefit from PT

Physical therapy may be an option for children with autism who need help developing age-appropriate motor skills, have low muscle tone, or have problems with physical systems such as breathing control. Older autistic children can also benefit from carefully constructed exercise programs, which may be led by a physical therapist. Physical therapy can help a child with […]
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Healthy Eating Tips for Active Adults !

Healthy Eating Habits for Active Adults ! Healthy diets contain a variety of foods Physical activity and healthy eating Keep fat to a minimum Eat and drink less high-kilojoule foods Eat foods rich in calcium and iron Drink alcohol in moderation Healthy diets for babies and children Don’t skip breakfast There are guidelines to follow […]
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Top 10 Ways to Protect Your identity

An estimated 9 million Americans have their identity stolen each year. (Says the FTC, so it must be true!) Could you be next? Wait, could I be next?? (Cue suspenseful music.) I sure hope not!!Unless you’re an identical twin, there shouldn’t be anyone out there walking around pretending to be you, and getting away with […]
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Common Sports Injuries

The most commonly injured areas of the body are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine. Strains and Sprains An acute sports injury can fracture a bone, but more common are injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. (Remember: tendons attach muscles to the bones; ligaments attach one bone to another). Sprains are tears of the […]
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Sports Medicine

  Sports Injury Types and Treatments Some sports injuries primarily involve the skeleton while others originate in the muscles, ligaments or tendons. But since the entire musculoskeletal system works together as a finely tuned machine — an injury to one component can severely impair the function of others in the system. Impact injuries to the spine, for […]
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Physical Therapy Crucial To Sports Injury Recovery

Sports injuries have sidelined many athletes for games, seasons, and worse, careers. Injuries are common while participating in organized sports, competitions, training exercises, or fitness activities. Poor training methods, inadequate warm-up, and lack of conditioning are a few of the causes of sports injuries. “Injuries can be caused by a combination of those things without […]
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Physical therapy: Who can benefit and how can it help?

Orthopedic physical therapy treats musculoskeletal injuries, involving the muscles, bones, ligaments, fascias, and tendons. It is suitable for medical conditions such as fractures, sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, chronic medical problems, and rehabilitation or recovery from orthopedic surgery. Patients may undergo treatment with joint mobilizations, manual therapy, strength training, mobility training, and other modalities. Geriatric physical therapy […]
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Checklist For Athletes To Consider To Enhance Sleep

Quiet environment Maintain room temperature (~18 degrees celsius) Ensure that bedding/clothing does not cause an environment that is too hot Sleep routine: consistent time each night for falling asleep to begin and waking up Avoid caffeine and food/fluid ingestion Leading up to sleep Avoid usage of electronics before sleeping Napping no later than mid afternoon […]
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