HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY HELPED THE PRESIDENT GET BACK ON TRACK

Even the commander-in-chief can't skip physical therapy.  Still hobbled by his three-month-old knee injury, President Clinton had come to San Diego in June to deliver a major address on race relations. The speech and a jampacked schedule of follow-up appearances crowded out his usual afternoon physical therapy session.  It wasn't until Clinton finally returned to his hotel suite long after midnight that Navy physical therapist Robert Kellogg was able to begin a routine of knee stretches and othe...
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What’s Your Exercise?

The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide.
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Just 6 months of walking may reverse cognitive decline

(CNN) Worried about your aging brain? Getting your heart pumping with something as simple as walking or cycling just three times a week seems to improve thinking skills, new research says. Add a heart-healthy diet, and you maximize the benefits, possibly shaving years off your brain's functional age, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.  
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5 Signs of Stroke

Research has shown that the first 4 hours following a stroke are the most important for reaching medical attention. Depending on the type of stroke, medicine can be provided that can minimize, and sometimes reverse, the adverse results of the stroke. Be familiar with the warning signs, your risk factors, and seek medical attention right away. After the 4 hour window, there is often little they can do besides keep you comfortable. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Resour…/…/five-signs-of-stroke ...
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Physical Therapy and Bladder Control

Many physical therapists have developed treatment techniques to minimize bladder leaks. Some of the exercises can be done at home and some require in person consultation. Talk to your PT for a referral. https://www.consumerreports.org/medical-conditions/how-to-deal-with-bladder-leaks/
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Medication Recall Update

With the recent increase in drug recalls, I thought I would post a directly sourced list of current and recent recalls on medications you may be taking. Please note that the first list only goes back to December 2018. For a more complete list of heart medications, you need to page back to September when the first recall was announced. Along the way, you will notice that a number of other prescription and over the counter medications are also on the recall list. Know what you use. Talk to your ph...
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Cancer Awareness Month

Today is World Cancer Awareness Month. In celebration, I would like to introduce you to some of our cancer friendly services: Myofascial Release (for pain and scar tissue management), Lymphedema Care (for management of edema/swelling following mastectomy and other causes), Wound Care (for management of any non-healing wound following surgery or other causes).   In addition, here is an article that may interest to many post-mastectomy patients.   https://www.healthcentral....
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GoRed for Women Day!

Did you know? Today is a national awareness day for women's heart health. It is celebrated as GoRed for Women. Here at 62 Degrees Physical Therapy, we are celebrating with Rebecca, Vanessa, and Angela in the first picture and Katrin, Valerie, and Angela in the second photo. Visit the official GoRed website
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