The Importance of Lifting Weights

The obvious reason to lift weights is to  build strength, but  weight training also helps protect against osteoporosis.  Weight training will help make daily activities more comfortable for people who suffer from arthritic conditions.  It will also help minimize injury risk, and enable continued participation in recreational sports for people of all ages.  You can … Continue reading The Importance of Lifting Weights

What is Vestibular Rehab?

By Rachel Long, PT, DPT Many people suffer from vestibular symptoms, which include problems with balance and vision as well as position or movement-related dizziness.  Common complaints include vertigo, unsteadiness, lightheadedness, motion sickness, sense of tilting, frequent falls or loss of balance.  Dizziness itself is not a disease- it is a symptom that often times … Continue reading What is Vestibular Rehab?

TRICARE Thinks PT is so Valuable, They’re Covering the Whole Cost!

TRICARE, one of the nation's largest insurers wants their members to get physical therapy for back pain. They think that treating back pain with PT is so important that they're willing to waive the cost to their members. That's a huge deal. When's the last time you remember an insurance company covering the entire cost … Continue reading TRICARE Thinks PT is so Valuable, They’re Covering the Whole Cost!

COPD Patients Encouraged to Take Advantage of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

By: Jeanette Kochman, PT, DPT, OCS   Pulmonary rehabilitation has been clearly demonstrated to improve quality of life in individuals with COPD.  Too often, those with chronic lung disease find themselves in a downward spiral of inactivity and isolation.  The good news is, there is something out there to inhibit this downward spiral. Pulmonary rehabilitation is … Continue reading COPD Patients Encouraged to Take Advantage of Pulmonary Rehabilitation