As a follow up to our recent post on fall risk factors and how to mitigate fall risk, Jeff also did a review of the 60uP Balance Board. This piece of equipment is intended to help older adults mitigate their fall risk and improve their stability and strength. Look for a follow up post on … Read more 60uP Balance Board Exercise Equipment Review for Older Adults
Jeff Petersen took some time this week to discuss how to reduce fall risk in older individuals. In the video, he discusses risk factors such as balance issues, previous falls, and medical conditions like arthritis or vision deficits. He also discusses the systems involved in balance and provides some self-assessment tools for balance and fall … Read more How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls
Shoulder pain is one of the more common forms of pain that we experience, behind low back pain and neck pain. It is common to develop some pain over time, as we are all used to spending quite a lot of time in a hunched over position in front of a computer these days. This … Read more Fix Your Shoulder Pain Fast! 10 Exercises from Home
Shoulder pain may can have many causes. These causes can be related to an obvious incident or injury or may spontaneously start. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), up to 26% of adults will experience shoulder pain with rotator cuff and sub acromial bursa being the most frequent causes. In this article I … Read more How to Assess What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain
If you are the average person over 55 years-old, these 7 exercises are a daily must for long term, pain free back health. We’ve all had back pain or stiffness at some point in the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 7 exercises that you can complete daily that will … Read more 7 Daily Exercises for a Healthy Back
In the dry climate of Arizona, especially during the summer when it is hot the heat can cause several health problems in people and our 4 legged family members. I have had personal experience with my first dog a Bearded Collie named Joshua, becoming dehydrated after a strenuous hike. It was a scary and dangerous … Read more Dog Heat Safety!
We all know it’s coming. We’ve felt the heat swell up over the last few weeks, and as we’ve emerged from the stay at home orders that kept us inside for the early months of 2020, many of us (myself included) have begun to reconnect with our old outdoor pastimes – directly into the summer … Read more Staying Hydrated in Arizona This Summer (2020)
We have all been impacted by stay at home restrictions, social distancing practices, wearing face masks etc… What do we do now? Well let me share a little about myself first. I have always tried to simplify things down to a digestible theme. In the case of this pandemic My team and I have adopted … Read more Going out after COVID-19…Now what?
The unprecedented quarantine going on right now is sure to have more than a few of us feeling stir crazy. Staying home can be particularly problematic for those of you who are in physical therapy currently, or are dealing with other physical issues. Below is a simple exercise program that can be completed in 10-15 … Read more How to Stay Healthy and Mobile During COVID-19
I have been practicing physical therapy in Arizona for over 30 years and I have noticed many common risk factors that may indicate a ground level fall in a patient’s future. I would like to make you aware of some of these so that you can help yourself or your loved ones continue to live … Read more Fall Risk Factors Among Older Adults
There are several types of cognitive impairment that fall within the umbrella term of dementia. Dementia generally refers to a decline in memory and the ability to process information and make decisions. Some of the types include: Young onset dementia Mild cognitive impairment Vascular dementia Acute CVA Chronic vascular decline Mixed dementia Frontotemporal dementia Lewy … Read more The Effects of Exercise on Dementia
The following exercises can be performed in just a few minutes per day. The purpose of Postural Interruption exercises is to intentionally change the mechanical stress from one area to the other, to decompress (gently stretch) relatively compressed tissue and decrease the shear forces (stretch) on the opposing tissue. These exercises are low intensity and … Read more Postural Interruption Exercises
The following blog post was written by a guest blogger Lydia Chan of AlzheimersCaregiver.net. You can reach out to her directly via email at email@example.com. We all love our senior friends and family members, and we want what is best for their health and well-being. Although aging is a natural process that can make a … Read more Tips for Transitioning a Senior Into Assisted Living