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Congratulations – you booked your first physical therapy appointment! You’re taking a big step to manage your daily aches and pains, get stronger, increase your mobility, and get your happy back. It is so important for you to have a better quality of life and continue to do all of the things that bring you joy.

Now that you’ve made the call to your physical therapist’s office to set your appointment, you’re probably wondering, “How do I prepare for the … Read more

As we age, the importance of staying physically active grows even more in order to accomplish the goal of maintaining a good quality of life. Conditions like arthritis, illness or chronic aches and pains can decrease your desire to exercise on a regular basis. Or you may want to exercise but feel you simply don’t have time. But it doesn’t have to be that way – staying active and working your muscles regularly helps you enjoy your senior years and … Read more

Science tells us that once we approach our third decade in life, we begin to lose one percent of muscle mass with every passing year. The elasticity of muscles also decreases with age, thus causing muscles and joints to become stiff. For that reason, many seniors incorporate physical activity and exercise into their daily regimen to prevent upper body muscle loss by promoting protein synthesis in the cell membrane. 

The elderly need strength training more and more as they grow … Read more