Fibromyalgia - What to Do When the Fibro Ignites
What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms throughout the body. It's usually diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50, and 80 of the people affected are women. The most common symptoms are: chronic pain all over the body fatigue memory problems sleep disturbances depression or anxiety. HOW DOES PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP? Because of the wide range of symptoms, fibromyalgia can be a debilitating condit...
Posted on 2022-06-30
Your PT Can't Do Your Exercises For You
If you've been to physical therapy, you likely got a home exercise program. Research says that if you do your home exercise program, you'll have a significantly better chance of meeting your goals and feeling better. Not doing your program increases the risk of recurrent injury or flare-ups with less positive outcomes long term. Even though they're important, adherence to home exercise programs is terrible. It's estimated that only 40 to 50 of the people who do their home exercises consistently ...
Posted on 2022-06-22
Expect to Get Better. You Probably Will
Research has shown that positive expectations increase the chances of a good outcome. It's the old self-fulfilling prophecy; your attitude determines your approach to situations. If you believe you'll be successful, you'll likely put in more effort. You'll be more willing to try new things, take some risks and keep trying after failures or setbacks. A negative attitude will likely mean that you'll take your first failure or setback as confirmation that what you're trying won't work or isn't poss...
Posted on 2022-05-19
If You Like a Good Bargain, You're Going to Love Physical Therapy!
It's no secret that prices have been going up. Gas is expensive. Food is expensive. The housing market is crazy. If you're looking for ways to pinch some pennies or stretch your dollars, physical therapy might be just what you're looking for. Physical Therapy Saves Cost A study that looked at the claims data of 472,000 Medicare beneficiaries with back pain found that when PT was the first treatment, costs were 19 lower than for people who were sent straight to surgery. The study also found tha...
Posted on 2022-05-02
Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy
Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability. This shouldn't be a surprise - it's been at the top of the list for years. You know that taking care of your heart is important. That means doing things like eating right, avoiding smoking, and exercising regularly. While all of those things can be difficult, today we're going to focus on exercise. HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP WITH YOUR HEART HEALTH Cardiovascular exercise is anything that makes you breathe harder and your heart pump f...
Posted on 2022-04-19
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