Exercise for Heart Health 

The heart is a muscle, which can get stronger with an active lifestyle.  It is never too late to initiate these changes.  Even small changes can make a big difference, such as lowering your risk for heart disease. Where to Begin? Once you are cleared for exercise by your doctor, find an activity that interests you.  Something such […]

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How Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Physical Therapy

8 Benefits of Physical Therapy Cancer treatments vary widely, depending upon the stage of cancer that has developed. Cancer is a debilitating disease that affects the body and an individual's self-image. Individuals may experience weakness, nausea and vomiting, along with hair loss or thinning and mouth sores. Physical therapy can help people feel better by: […] Read More...

LARD – Heart Healthy: Why You Should Be Cooking With It!!

Lard is made from pork fat. It is clarified or rendered through a process that involves heating the fat. When used as a cooking fat, nutritionally speaking, lard has nearly one quarter the saturated fat and more than twice the mono-unsaturated fats as does butter. It is also low in omega-6 fatty acids which are […]

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Did you know that February is National Heart Awareness Month?

Did you know that February is National Heart Awareness Month? Well, we are so excited to share some interesting facts on how to keep your heart healthy and happy. We have great meal ideas for you and your family to enjoy. Also, well as exercises to keep the blood pumping. There is so much to […]

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Physical Therapy and Diabetes

9 Benefits of Physical Therapy Physical therapy is beneficial for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and individuals with pre-diabetes, also known as insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes occurs when glucose levels are elevated, but haven't yet reached diabetic proportions. Physical therapy is effective for: Better utilization of glucose Lower blood pressure Reduce the risk of […]

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Physical Therapy and Hamstring Health

Non-invasive healing With proper care and physical therapy, a mild hamstring injury will take 2-10 days to heal, while a severe injury can take up to 10 weeks. Full rehabilitation can take up to six months, depending upon the severity of the injury. Hamstring injuries are more prevalent in older individuals and adolescents whose muscles […]

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Heal the Heel

Easy Does It An injury to the heel can have a variety of causes, from arthritis and heel spurs to stress fractures and tendon injuries. It's important for individuals not to overwork the heel. People who aren't accustomed to extensive running, jogging and similar activities should neverattempt participation without proper preparation. Physical therapy can prepare […]

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Winter Fitness Secrets

Personalized Plans and Attention Physical therapists are biomechanical specialists who can develop personalized programs that factor in past injuries, the specific type of activities in which people are involved, and their ultimate fitness and competitive goals ranging from marathons and team sports to running and bicycling. A physical therapy practice offers a safe and therapeutic […]

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Muscles That Help Protect Our Lower Back While Keeping Our Tummies Flat

Many muscles work together to provide stability and movement in our spine. Keeping these muscles healthy and exercised can help reduce the incidence of low back pain LBP. Let’s review the muscles on the anterior or front surface of our abdomen. Starting with the long, but sectioned rectus abdominus muscle. This is a paired muscle […]

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What is Direct Access?

Stephanie Wilfong, PT, DPT Direct access can be thought of as self-referral to physical therapy. A doctor’s order used to be a universal requirement to begin therapy. Now, in the state of Maryland, you may begin physical therapy without a script from your doctor under direct access, with certain provisions. Direct access can be utilized […]

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