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Falls can put you or a loved one at risk of serious injury, but many falls can be prevented. With these simple tips, you’ll have the opportunity to reduce your fall risk and/or protect your loved ones from a serious fall injury. Tip 2: Work with your Physical Therapist on an exercise program specific to you A physical therapist should be a part of your health care team. Exercise is critical in maintaining balance, strength and mobility and a physical therapist can work with you to de...
Posted on 2017-06-21
What is Crossfit? CrossFit is a form of exercise that varies functional movements which reflect aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, rowing, running and more. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad and general fitness regimen that challenges the individual. As with any other athletic endeavor, there is a risk of injury associated with high-intensity workouts. Problems tend to arise when your movement techniques are not on-point and can lead to chronic back problems, stiffness, poor posture ...
Posted on 2017-06-12
As a Certified Hand Therapist, I often hear “I have been told I have arthritis and there is really nothing that can be done about that.” Unfortunately, this belief is not uncommon but fortunately it is far from being factual. Although physical or occupation therapy can’t claim to “cure” arthritis, they can play an important role in reducing pain, maximizing function, preventing deformity, and delaying surgery. What is Arthritis? Arthritis affects millions of peopl...
Posted on 2017-06-02
May is National Bike Month, making it the perfect time of year to explore the city of Tucson by way of bike. Whether you’re new to biking or an avid commuter, these bike safety tips from physical therapist, Dennis Driscoll, are a great reminder before you gear up for your bike ride. Tip 2: Position the seat height so that your knee is only slightly bent at the bottom of each rotation, and make sure the seat is level. Tip 4: Vary your hand and body position frequently. Keep your arms ...
Posted on 2017-05-16
Going to the grocery store can be daunting, especially if you don’t have a meal plan in place. Nourishing Results is sharing some helpful tips to ensure you’re organized for the week ahead. Tip 2: Make a grocery list. The days of wandering aimlessly through the grocery store are over. Make a list of ingredients needed from the recipes you’ve selected for the week. Don’t forget to put the ingredients into categories such as produce, dairy, grains, etc. so it’s eas...
Posted on 2017-05-01
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