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  1. 5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

    While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, say physical therapists. And yet, when it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths continue to…

  2. 5 Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

    If you have a more introverted personality, joining a gym, exercise class or workout group may not be your cup of tea. But, that doesn’t have to hold you back from achieving fitness or weight-loss goals. Finding a workout routine that fits your personality is one of the key ways to achieve optimal results. And,…

  3. Our 7 Favorite Tips For An Amazing Holiday Season

    The smell of delicious cookies in the oven or your favorite holiday soup on the stove. The feeling of tying the perfect bow when wrapping presents. The sound of everyone laughing around a friend or family game (except for that one person’s laugh). The smile on the kids faces when they get the perfect gift. The joy that…

  4. Pain: What Is It and What Should You Know About It? Part 1

    Thought Questions When you think of pain, what do you think of? Do you think pain happens in your body or your mind?   What We Used to Think We used to think that pain was a direct sensation that indicated tissue damage. The only way to feel pain was to be injured in some…

  5. Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

    To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, physical therapists have an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Essential to staying strong and vital during older adulthood is participation in regular strengthening exercises, which help prevent osteoporosis…

  6. Modern Rehab’s Thanksgiving 7

    With Thanksgiving at our doorstep, we wanted to apply our understanding of the body and came up with some practical tools for navigating the holiday. Here are the 7 tips we came up with! Stay Hydrated Drinking plenty of water will help keep your body hydrated as many of our Thanksgiving favorites tend to be…

  7. Prioritized Consistency and the HEP

    Ah, The Home Exercise Progam (HEP); some patients love it, some patients hate it, but very few can improve without it. This seemingly small part of physical therapy care is actually one of, if not the most important. Let’s go back to biology class for a moment… What are the two things that our body…

  8. STEP 4 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    Vocabulary Cryotherapy – Use of a low-temperature physical agent to enhance healing (i.e. cold pack, ice cup) Electrotherapy – Use of an electrical physical agent to enhance healing (i.e. e-stim machine, TENS)  The Gate Control Theory of Pain – A widely accepted theory that your body can only send so many signals to the brain…

  9. Holidays an Ideal Time for Refresher on Proper, Safer Lifting

    Digging out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, hiding gifts away on the higher shelves at the back of your closet … the Holiday Season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes December the ideal time for a refresher on…

  10. STEP 3 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    When it comes to all the muscles and bones that our bodies use to move, symmetry is incredibly important for good health. A lack of symmetry is one of the biggest reasons that our joints and connective tissues wear out, resulting in pain that has no permanent relief. Pain leads to compensations in how we move….