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According to US population estimates, 5% of people over the age of 65 and more than 40% of people over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the nature of its progressive condition which damages brain cells. Along with this...

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Ways to Exercise While Watching Television

In a study shared here, it was found that over 70% of consumers in the United States now binge-watch television. Binge-watching can be defined as “to watch multiple episodes of a single TV show in rapid succession.”  While this can seem harmless, your health may be...

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Why Doing At Home Exercises is Important

One of the most important aspects about physical therapy is practicing your home therapy exercises consistently. Many people will go to each scheduled physical therapy appointment only to report they’re not seeing results as quickly as they’d hoped to see them. In...

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RPT Scholarship Winners 2018

Each year, RPT gives scholarships to each of the high schools for which we provide sports medicine services. 1-2 students are chosen to receive the scholarship from each school based on certain criteria. Criteria includes: grades, financial need, and interest in the...

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Gardening as Exercise

It’s National Gardening Month! It can be fun to watch your hard work pay off in the garden, and there are also some unexpected health benefits that can come from gardening. Why not pick up this hobby as the weather starts to warm up? You may be surprised by just how...

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Heart Rate and Exercise

Exercising within your target heart rate (THR) is an important part of reaching your fitness goals. This also ensures that you’re putting the right amount of stress on your heart for proper fitness gains. It’s recommended that your target heart rate number should be...

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Why Walking Is Good For Arthritis

Exercising frequently is beneficial in numerous ways, including minimizing pain and symptoms from arthritis. In a study discussed here, nearly 1,800 adults who had or were at risk for arthritis, had their steps counted using a pedometer. Two years later, the...

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Physical Therapy and Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease can leave you in pain and unable to participate in life the way you’d like to. Some of the symptoms include pain in your lower back, buttocks, or upper thighs. Those who suffer from this condition often complain that it feels worse when...

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Cycling for Physical Therapy

Cycling is a great way to incorporate exercise into your life from young to old age. It’s a relatively light weight-bearing activity, which makes it a popular form of exercise for many. Before you pick up cycling as a new hobby, make sure to visit a physical therapist...

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PT and Types of Incontinence

Did you know that over 13 million people in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is when someone experiences undesired urine leakage. The types of urinary incontinence are numerous. Here are some of them you could be experiencing:...

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National Gardening Month Is Good For You

It’s National Gardening Month! It can be fun to watch your hard work pay off in the garden and there are also some unexpected health benefits that can come from gardening. Why not pick up this hobby as the weather starts to warm up? You may be surprised by just how...

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Physical Therapy Can Help Athletes

Physical Therapy Can Help Athletes When you think of physical therapy, you probably think of it as a useful tool to aid in recovery from injuries. However, injuries are not all we work on here at Registered Physical Therapists. Seeing a Physical Therapist as a student...

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Pregnant Mamas: Consider Physical Therapy

Pregnancy can cause many different aches and pains. Lower back pain is a common issue pregnant women deal with. As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts forward. This causes more strain on your back which causes the common lower back pain many pregnant women...

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Walking: Your New Favorite Exercise

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Think of taking a 30 minute walk a day the same way. The benefits of walking are numerous, but we’ll share just a few of them today. A short walk each day ensures you’re putting your health first, but is not a vigorous...

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The Importance of Warming Up

Track and field is a popular sport among young adults. However, this sport can lead to injury if proper warm up and cool down activities are not done. Warming up properly allows your heart rate to raise gradually and stretch your muscles while preparing for more...

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5 Reasons to Go to Physical Therapy

A fact of life we all face is that, at some points, physical pain is inevitable. This may come in the form of the usual aches and pains of aging or from sudden injuries. Neither of these are easy to deal with which is why so many choose to seek help to improve their...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with the pain and the interruption it may cause in your life. If left untreated, a rotator cuff tear can cause severe pain and a decreased ability to use your arm. The good news is...

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Exercising with Sore Joints

If you suffer from joint pain, you might feel like exercise isn’t for you. Many of our clients feel like they have to lead an inactive lifestyle because they’re waiting for a certain joint to quit causing them pain. Making some simple changes to your lifestyle and...

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Upper Back Exercises

Your upper back is supported by many muscles in your shoulders, back, neck, and chest. It’s important to exercise these muscles regularly, so you can give your upper back the support it needs. Don’t wait until you feel pain in your upper back from lack of exercise and...

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