Bored with Walking Routines?

It’s no secret that exercise is an essential part of staying healthy. That doesn’t mean we need to hit the gym every day, although it is a good idea when possible. Walking is an easy form of physical activity to start because many people can walk wherever they are, without Read more…

Can Exercise Relieve Hand Soreness?

Hand function is crucial for maintaining independence for daily life activities. Hands perform countless small and large tasks each day – such as brushing teeth, raking leaves, pouring coffee, or kneading bread. Hand stiffness can make simple tasks overwhelming. According to an article published in The Journals of Gerontology, hand Read more…

Stretching to Exercise

Let’s improve the way we think about stretching. How often have we gone bicycling or taken time for a nice run, only to say at the end, “Oh I’m out of time,” and then skip stretching? It’s common. Why is it that we constantly research ways to gain strength faster Read more…

Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Nocturnal leg cramps affect up to 60 percent of adults and are more common among women and older adults. Sometimes referred to as muscle spasms or charley horses, they occur when one or more of the muscles in the leg tighten involuntarily.  Usually, the muscle relaxes in less than 10 Read more…

Physical Therapy for Cancer Rehab

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in both men and women in the U.S., behind heart disease. A cancer diagnosis can change everything and affects everyone in the family. After the diagnosis, things start to move fast regarding decisions for treatment and Read more…

Dog Walking Injuries

Dog walking provides regular exercise for many older adults. But the health benefits come with added injury risk according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study finds that fractures among dog walkers over the age of 65 more than doubled from 2004 to Read more…

Timed Up and Go vs Gait Speed

Accidental falls and fall injuries represent a serious health risk for people over the age of 65, but not necessarily everyone.  There are plenty of retirees running half marathons and outrunning people half their age.  Nevertheless, 38% of people over the age of 65 experience an accidental fall every year.  Read more…