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Image by rawpixel.com Tips for Avoiding Winter Slips, Trips and Falls by Carol Stillman, PT Wintry weather leads to slips and falls and an increase in emergency room visits.  With one snowstorm behind us and another storm on the way, these fall prevention tips would come in handy and help you to stay upright.    Don’t dress to impress! Dress for Traction!  Wear shoes for the weather. Choose shoes, boots or sneakers that have soles with treads with deep grooves...
Posted on 2019-03-02
It turns out that while our early ancestors spent their days out in the wilderness hunting and foraging for food, they may also have been keeping their brains sharp. Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a connection between the highly active lifestyle that was prevalent in those ancient days and the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases. Some two million years ago, our ancestors covered long dist...
Posted on 2018-06-04
Physical therapy is an obvious choice when you’ve sprained an ankle or developed tennis elbow, but what about when you need to boost your mood? Though highly skilled in methods that improve mobility and reduce pain following an injury, physical therapists can also play a key role in improving a patient’s mental health. Exercise, a core component of any physical therapy regimen, is known to benefit patients with mild to moderate mood disorders such as depression. Depression is an un...
Posted on 2017-10-05

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