Falling, Balance and Physical Therapy

Falling is a common problem amongst the elderly, and it can result in serious injury. It is estimated that one in every three adults aged 65 and older suffers from a fall every year. Fall related injuries range from hip fractures to head trauma. After a fall, patients experience a significant loss of confidence and […]

Endurance Benefits

Increased endurance is a result of changes in the cardiovascular, muscular and pulmonary systems. Immediate changes include: More blood flow to the muscles Increased heart rate Arterial pressure increase Increased demand and consumption of oxygen More respirations and deeper respirations The muscles have increased density of the capillary beds over The long term.  Muscles are […]

Causes of Heart Disease

What causes heart disease?  Your heart is a pump. Its one and only job is to pump blood to the rest of your body.  Your heart has its own system which supplies blood to the heart. This is a set of three major blood vessels, the coronary arteries, and they must receive a strong, steady […]

Lordosis

The spine attempts to keep the head and trunk in balance.  There should be four gentle curves in your spine. If one of the curves is greater than normal, another area in the spine will adjust to try and keep the head and truck balanced. Lordosis is a term used to describe an increased curve […]

Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure? It refers to the force of blood against your arteries as it is pumped through your heart and flows out to the rest of your body. Your blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time; it rises and falls according to your level of activity. But if your blood pressure […]

Osgood-Schlatter

If you have developed a knot at the top of your leg bone where the patellar (knee cap) tendon connects to the tibia, you probably have what is called Osgood-Schlatter Disease.  This usually happens when you are 12 or 13 years old, but can occur later on in your life. It can be associated with […]

Obesity Defined

Almost 100 million Americans are obese or overweight.  What is obesity? it is a condition caused by the accumulation of excess body fat.  Obesity not only affect Americans, but it is a worldwide epidemic. Almost 40% of the people in the U.S. are obese including children.  15% of children ages 6-11 and 16% of children […]

Balance and Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is an important aspect of fall treatment and prevention. For starters, a Physical Therapist will assess your footwear and the safety of your home to eliminate factors that could result in an inadvertent fall. Your Therapist will use several techniques including core stabilization exercises and manual therapy to improve balance and stability. Your […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nocturnal Paresthesia, or numbness at night involving some of your fingers, is a common sign of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  This numbness can lead to pain. The pain can lead to a poor night of sleep. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes  […]

Cold Weather Activity

Here are some tips for the colder weather. If you are going to be lifting and moving things, working in the yard, or engaging in other forms of exercise, make sure to warm up and stretch before you begin. Start slowly and maintain the right posture as you increase the intensity of exercise over 10-15 […]