Monday, June 27, 2011

Vacations Close?

78 Million Baby Boomers.

125 Million people going on Vacation this summer.

4 PTWs to help you get from here to there, in less pain, with more mobility, enjoying life the way it ought to be for you.

Call today for relief tomorrow. You deserve a painfree vacation!

215 855 9871

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Montgomeryville Physical Therapy Video

Videos for our website are done, next month, you will see home exercise instruction of many of our commonly issued home exercises.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lansdale Physical Therapy - Live to Learn

An old saying goes "If you live to learn, you learn to live"

Live to learn by your mistakes, make change, alter your route, then you learn to live!

Like this guys physical performance, do you have joint pain when you run?

Try: Run with new sneakers. Still no change.
Try: Run on softer surface, or the other side of the road? Still has joint pain after running.
Try: Run with less intensity, less speed, shorten your stride. Still has joint pain after running.
Try: Run on a treadmill. Still has joint pain.
Try: Running in water. No joint pain.

This fellow did 2 weeks of running in the water, each day followed by land exercises for strengthening the quads, hams, and hip musculature.

Then 2 weeks of EFX at 120 to 150 strides per minute, levels 8 through 12, with land exercises as above.

Then 2 weeks of running at 4 mph to 6 mph on the treadmill, land exercises.

Then returning to road running, 60% of previous performance, building up 5% each week.

No joint pain.

This fella lived to learn, and as a result, learned to live life to its fullest! Back running.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Doom the Rheum!

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic, sometimes disabling disease that includes joint pain, muscle shortening, swelling in the joints, and a host of other symptoms that can limit your activity.

The American Physical Therapy Association research (June 2011, JAPTA) reports that individuals who attend a Physical Training program that includes cardiovascular exercise, education, and self-management strategies will help! Improvement in the cardiovascular conditioning can lead to better quality of life and in many...promote participation of recreational and sport activities.

So, if your off your tennis game cause of those achy joints, give a Physical Therapy professional a call to see how they can help you get back on your game!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wanna Lose Weight for arthritis? Supersize your expectations!!

The American Physical Therapy Association reports study this month (JAPT, Jun, 2011) that researched Physical Activity with individuals with Arthritis.

Conclusions are as expected, including:

* Diet alone can help lose weight

* Exercise alone can help lose weight

* Combo diet & exercise PRODUCED THE MOST BENEFICIAL results in managing joint pain.

So, supersize your personal ideals of weight loss with taking a deep look at the food on your plate and the exercise intensity, duration, and frequency.

When you decide to lose weight, mentally order your own personal combo of expectations!

The Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute has a 6 week wellness programs and medically based fitness programs directed and supervised by Physical Therapist. Joint conservative programs will get you back to your normal life by vacation this summer!