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3 Habits For A Healthy Heart

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1

Heart Disease kills between 650,000 and 700,000 people every year. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that about 90% of these deaths were preventable through education and action. Having a healthy heart (outside genetic issues) takes work and some thoughtfulness. Here are some healthy habits you can do to get your ticker in shape and potentially add years to your life.


Heart Healthy: Take Care Of Your Body’s Most Important Muscle

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT

Your heart is the body’s most vital muscle. Maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle is essential for overall well-being, and physical therapists (PTs) play a crucial role in addressing cardiovascular concerns and overcoming pain barriers that may hinder exercise.


Breaking The Back Pain Cycle: The Science Behind Exercise And The Role Of Physical Therapy

Posted on by Brian Chapman DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1

Back pain is a common ailment affecting millions worldwide, impacting their daily lives and overall well-being. It is the single largest cause of disability worldwide. One frequently asked question is whether exercise can relieve this persistent discomfort. In this blog post, we’ll explore the relationship between exercise and back pain, shedding light on how physical activity can be a powerful tool in managing and preventing this prevalent issue. Additionally, we’ll delve into the crucial role that physical therapists play in guiding individuals toward the right exercises for effective back pain relief.


A Guide to a Bullet Proof Core for Overhead Athletes

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

While overhead sports rely heavily on our upper extremities (shoulders, elbows, and wrists), the core is often forgotten as a critical piece of the puzzle for success in sports with a high overhead demand. Many facets of the core contribute to overhead movements and strength. The core stabilizes the body from the legs up. Because the shoulder is a less stable joint by itself, maintaining a strong core is important for athletes such as pitchers and throwers.


At Home Workout When You Feel Like Skipping the Gym: 5 Simple Exercises

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

In today’s fast-paced world, finding the time to hit the gym can be challenging. But what if you could improve your strength and fitness from the comfort of your home with just a few basic exercises? That’s right – you don’t need fancy equipment or a pricey gym membership to unlock your full potential. With a little determination and these five simple exercises, you’ll be well on your way to a stronger, healthier you.


3 Tips Your Physical Therapist Wants You To Know For Setting Fitness Goals

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L

As we enter the time of year when we have warmer weather and longer days, it can be an exciting time for many with a new rush of fresh energy to get outdoors or start a new fitness routine. It can be a daunting feeling, as well, with a new blank slate that needs a starting point. Whatever your goals and energies are focused on for this upcoming year, here are some ideas for helping you set goals for your fitness routine.


3 Unexpected Reasons to Exercise Your Hips

Posted on by Meghan Musick, DPT, OCS, OMPT, PHC

Have you ever wondered about the connection between knee pain, back pain, and urinary leakage? The common denominator is your hips! The hip serves as a ball and socket joint, linking the pelvis with the femur’s head (thigh bone). Its primary role is to provide dynamic stability during weight-bearing activities like walking and jogging. Approximately twenty-five muscles attach to the hip. They can be divided up by their primary action: flexors, extensors, abductors, adductors, external rotators and internal rotators.


3 Exercises for Better Heart Health

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. You can do many things to help decrease your likelihood of heart disease. These include:

  • Prioritizing a healthy diet
  • Reducing stress
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels


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