How Physical Therapy Helps Your Heart

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Physical Therapy Clinic near Atlanta GAHeart Health Month is almost here, and while we know that we can do things like eat well and maintain a healthy weight to protect our cardiovascular health, there’s another way you can keep your heart strong, too, that you might now have thought of…physical therapy.

It’s true. Working with a physical therapist can help you fend off cardiovascular disease by tackling some of the top causes of one of the most deadly conditions for men and women in the United States. (more…)

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Alleviate Pain

Whether it’s from a chronic condition like arthritis or a more acute injury, living with pain is, well, painful. It keeps us from the people and activities we love, and makes even simple tasks difficult to do. It can contribute to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, and the physical limitations it places on us can lead to unintended weight gain and other health issues.

Many people opt to take over-the-counter or prescribed medication for pain relief because it’s a quick fix; unfortunately though, it’s only temporarily effective, and in the worst cases, can be addictive. (more…)

Safe Ways to Get Moving in the Cold

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicWhen the weather outside is cold and damp, it can be both tough and dangerous trying to get in your daily workout. But that movement is critical if you’re undergoing physical therapy for an injury or condition.

Instead of letting cold weather sideline your recovery, follow these simple tips to help you stay safe and get moving. (more…)

A Little Motivation to Kick-Start Your New Year

Atlanta GA Physical RehabilitationAs we all embark on the New Year, consider these motivational quotes to help you kick off a healthier, happier 2017. Tape them to your desk; stick them on a mirror; put them up on the fridge, and come back to them when you need a little encouragement to help you reach your rehabilitation goals.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

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