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Healthy Winter Tips | Pivot Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Healthy Winter Tips | Pivot Physical Therapy The cold weather may want to make you stay bundled up on the couch, but it’s important to continue practicing healthy habits throughout the winter season to keep your physical and mental health in check. Read these tips on how you can stay fit, practice proper nutrition, and manage your stress this season. Stay Fit Staying active can increase your energy levels, improve your balance, prevent or delay the onset of diseases, and…

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Snow Shoveling Safety | Pivot Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Snow Shoveling Safety | Pivot Physical Therapy Snow shoveling is more than just a chore; it’s a workout that requires proper technique and precaution to prevent unnecessary strain and pain. To avoid coping with a snow shoveling injury during the winter season, follow these simple tips: Fifteen minutes of snow shoveling is considered moderate exercise. Talk to your doctor beforehand to ensure you are healthy enough to shovel snow. Avoid caffeine or nicotine before snow shoveling. These stimulants could increase…

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Make a Splash with Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Make a Splash with Physical Therapy Do You Have Back Pain, Arthritis, or Fibromyalgia? These are just a few conditions that may be managed through aquatic therapy or water exercise.  There are many benefits to initiating an aquatic therapy program.  If you suffer from back pain or spinal injuries, aquatic therapy is a great way to strengthen your core.  In general, physical activity is great for combating the pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with arthritis.  Water allows arthritis sufferers to…

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February is American Heart Month – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

February is American Heart Month According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiovascular diseases affect the heart and circulatory system (heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure). Physical Therapy can play a key role in heart health: Exercise-based rehabilitation for individuals with heart disease significantly improves outcomes and mortality rates. Expert advice and treatment to help individuals maintain or return to their normal level of…

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How Looking Down at Your Cell Phone Affects Your Spine – Fitness Article

How Looking Down at Your Cell Phone Affects Your Spine You find yourself looking down at your phone more often than you are looking up. We have become a multi-tasking world, looking at our phones while conversing, walking, exercising, etc. It is hard to resist this computer which sits in our hands and provides us immediate information. Unfortunately, studies have continued to discuss the deleterious effects of looking at small screens, the blue light keeping our brains awake, the changes…

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