5 Reasons to See a Physical Therapist When You’re Not Injured

November 23rd, 2017

Many people assume that physical therapy patients have sports or auto injuries. Our patient base is largely composed of patients with injuries. However, that doesn’t mean they are the only people who can benefit from physical therapy. Physical therapists help people to reach (and remain at) the pinnacle of physical condition in many ways. Read

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The Importance of Nutrition During Injury Rehab

November 20th, 2017

During the injury recovery process, patients tend to focus on the exercises that will help them. However, nutrition is an essential aspect of regaining mobility. Some are more concerned with what stretches will expedite recovery. And, while muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments do rely on movement to regain strength, they also rely on fuel. At

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Pre-Workout Nutrition: What and When to Eat Before Workout

October 18th, 2017

A Pre-workout snack is just as important as any other snack throughout the day. It provides you with the energy and nutrients to perform your best during your workout. But, that is, only if you eat the right kind of foods. Processed foods or a large serving of fatty foods can make you feel sluggish

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What Comes First: Cardio or Strength Training?

October 12th, 2017

Cardio is a vital part of any workout regime whether it is for weight loss, bodybuilding, strength training, or sports training. It increases our endurance levels and is also an important way to preventing all sorts of health problems and diseases. But, when is the best time to do cardio? Recent studies show doing cardio

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Going Steady: What Is It and Why To Start Doing It

September 8th, 2017

What is Steady-State Exercise? Do you enjoy going out for long adventure activities like hiking or bike rides? Then steady-state exercise is right for you. According to the American Council on Exericse (ACE), steady-state training is described as maintaining a constant speed and level of intensity during a workout session. It helps improve cardiorespiratory because

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Mental Health Benefits from Exercise

September 1st, 2017

Many people exercise in order to lose weight or maintain their health and shape. But, what some don’t know is that exercise can also be used as a way to manage mental health concerns like anxiety or depression. Exercise can do just as much for your mood as it does for your body. Studies have shown

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How to Fuel Your Body for Endurance Activities

August 29th, 2017

5k marathons and other endurance sports and activities are becoming more popular each day. How you prepare nutritiously for such activities, may be the difference between just participating and actually succeeding in these long endurance based events or sports. Eatright.org divides the foods you should eat for endurance training in three separate categories-carbohydrates, fats, and

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3 Surprising Fitness Facts

August 5th, 2017

There are always potential set backs to your fitness goals. However, these tips are meant to clear up any misconceptions you may have when getting started. At Farmingdlae Physical Therapy West, we encourage our patients to adopt and maintain a healthy life style. Managing weight and building strength is a step in the right direction

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3 Tips to Preventing Knee Pain

August 1st, 2017

We put an enormous amount of pressure on our knees on a daily basis. It’s no wonder why knee pain is one of the top complaints from people of all ages. The most common causes include, “inflammation caused by improper lifting of heavy objects, poor flexibility, bad shoes, muscle weakness, starting high-impact fitness routines without

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Understanding Dehydration

July 25th, 2017

Water makes up over 60% of the human body, it’s important for lubricating the joints and eyes, aiding in digestion, flushing out toxins and nourishing your skin. Dehydration occurs because there is too much water lost, not enough water taken in, or most commonly, a combination of the two,” says Clinical Professor, Dr. Ben Wedro.

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