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Gardening Tips

Posted on March 28, 2016

Advantage Physical Therapy supports the following tips/recommendations presented & identified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to minimize the risk of injury: Warm up before you begin. Get your heart rate up by taking a 10-minute walk followed by some stretches for your upper and lower back, neck, arms and legs. Roll your shoulders […]

The beat goes on & on!

Posted on February 1, 2016

This month, February, is known as the month for black history, President’s Day, and of course Valentine’s Day. Did you know that February is also the month where we take the time to observe and appreciate our cardiovascular health or our hearts? It’s American Hearth Month! One simple way to keep up with your heart […]

6 deadly mistakes of lifting

Posted on October 27, 2015

It was a dark and rainy night, the full moon was approaching quickly and Dustin in our CompWorx department was starting to howl… Ok, not completely howl but he was definitely on the prowl, making sure everyone was lifting properly and avoiding the 6 deadly mistakes below. While they may not be deadly, they could […]

How blue are your Blueberries?

Posted on October 21, 2015

Blueberries are ranked as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruit. Antioxidants are essential to your health to combat free radicals that can damage cellular structures as well as DNA. Blueberries have a lower sugar content than most fruits and have been found to be very beneficial for your nervous system and […]

What is fat?

Posted on October 21, 2015

After having my 3rd son, I started to research fat. I remember watching The Food Network and hearing different cooking hosts say, “Fat is flavor.” Which got me thinking….if fat is flavor, why are we told to limit how much we eat and what to cook with? Then I started wondering…our ancestors from prior to […]

A Healthier Halloween

Posted on October 19, 2015

It is quite easy to get yourself wrapped up in the spirit of the Halloween holiday. Everything from decorating our homes, ourselves, and enjoying the sweetest candy we can find. Aside from ghosts and goblins a very common sight around this time is pumpkins. Yes, pumpkins. Many pumpkins go into Halloween as either decoration, for […]

Grapes!

Posted on October 19, 2015

It is a little known fact that grapes are actually considered to be berries! These berries have many health benefits. Grapes have antioxidants that may slow or prevent certain types of cancer. They have also been shown to reduce blood pressure, and lower the risk of heart disease. Due to their high water and fiber […]

Prevention of Slips, Trips, and Falls

Posted on June 22, 2015

Whether you are at work, home, or in the community, falls can be a serious concern for people of all ages.  Falls may result in minor cuts and bruises or be as serious as to cause fracture, hemorrhage, or even loss of life.  This week’s National Safety Month message is designed to give you the […]

The starting point for Office/Workstation Ergonomics

Posted on June 15, 2015

Throughout our day many of us are required to spend hours performing seated desk work, causing us to experience fatigue, muscle soreness, headaches, and other posture-related ailments.  The solution to our discomfort may oftentimes be found in our workstation positioning.  The English word Ergonomics is derived from the Greek terminology Ergon (meaning: work) and nomoi […]

Lifting Mechanics

Posted on June 8, 2015

Late Spring and Early Summer are the perfect time of the year to get out and catch up on yard work whether it be planting a garden, weeding, shoveling mulch, or undertaking large landscaping projects.  Spending time on outdoor projects can be very rewarding, but can also put us at risk for back injuries.  Over […]