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Physical Therapy For Dizziness And Vertigo

We all feel like life is spinning out of control at times, but if you have dizziness, that spinning feeling is for real. A physical therapist can help with many common forms of vertigo and dizziness. In this article, we’ll take a look at two examples of conditions that cause dizziness commonly treated by PTs. […]

Strength Training

Strength training becomes very important as people age. Without resistance training, we begin to lose somewhere between 0.5% and 1% of our muscle mass each year. With this loss of muscle mass comes higher levels of arthritis pain, more difficulty with things like getting out of a chair or going up steps, higher risk for […]

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Walking As An Exercise: How Much Is Enough

Most people know that physical therapists often recommend exercise as part of their treatment. What most people don’t realize is how simple that exercise can be. Therefore, many people are often surprised when a physical therapist offers a walking program instead of running or weight lifting. Walking has many powerful health benefits; just 30 minutes […]

Exercise And Your Mood

Exercise has great benefits for your physical health – it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Why exercise lifts your mood Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including […]

What Brings You To Physical Therapy Today

When you kick off a new project at work, chances are you spend a fair amount of time setting and reviewing goals. These goals help you—and those you’ll be working with—get a clear sense of what you’re looking to achieve and begin to map out a plan of attack. Along with specific goals, you also […]

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Ready, Set, Refresh! How Physical Therapy Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

When the calendar year comes to a close, we often find ourselves physically and mentally depleted from the holidays and the end-of-the-year rush. It’s no wonder that three of the most common self-improvement resolutions uttered as the clock strikes midnight are: eat more healthily, lose weight and commit to a regular exercise program. January is […]