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Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Warmer weather means lighter clothing all around, and footwear is no exception.  But before you grab the flip-flops for summer outings and activities, physical therapists join other medical professionals in offering a word of caution: long-term flip-flop use can be...
Create a Safe, Productive At-Home Workspace

Create a Safe, Productive At-Home Workspace

As millions transition into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many. While in-office workstations are often designed around ergonomic considerations and long-term...
Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month

Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time when health professionals like physical therapists strive to raise awareness about maintaining and improving cardiovascular health.  The month also serves as a sobering reminder that, as a society, we must do a better job of...
PT Successful in Removing Weight-Loss Barriers

PT Successful in Removing Weight-Loss Barriers

Weight loss is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions made by Americans each year, according to multiple sources.  Yet, studies conclude that only 8 percent of people actually achieve their annual goals, including those who seek to live healthier, more active lives. ...
Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness.  This can be especially true for older adults who live alone.  Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive function, decreased activity,...
Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

As cold and flu season approaches, so does the season of illness prevention.  From getting flu shots to adding a little extra Vitamin C to our diets, prevention often becomes a focus for those concerned with getting sick, missing work and/or school, and optimizing the...