5 ways Physical Therapy can help you prevent falls

Each year, 2.5 million older Americans are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Falls are often preventable and with the help of a Physical Therapist and personal exercise program, you can ensure your safety. Below are five ways Physical Therapists work with you to help you prevent a fall from occurring. Improve Balance Your Physical Therapist will asses your ability to balance while sitting or standing still and while … [Read more...]

Improve your Health with a Daily Walk

The longer days of summer afford plenty of opportunity to get in a walk either before or after the heat of the day.  The health benefits of walking are numerous, so if you can squeeze in just 30 minutes a day to walk, you will reap the rewards of a healthier body.  Because walking is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise, it is accessible to most everyone.  And all you need to get started is a comfortable pair of walking shoes. The health benefits derived from walking include: reducing the … [Read more...]