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PT Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10 of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but the most common is that more conservative options aren't tried first, or lack of knowledge by the operating physician.   Physicians und...
Posted on 2019-06-19
Motivation for Movement By: Megan Piersol, DPT Exercising can be a hard thing for some people to get motivated to do. I did some research on some motivational quotes to hopefully help those of you struggling to find inspiration to get moving. I tried to keep them related more to the mind, body, and therapeutic benefits of exercise since it is what I tend to preach daily to my patients. “For me, exercise is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic.” – Mic...
Posted on 2019-04-26
Time to Shake off the Rust.... Before You Get Moving This Spring. Now that spring has arrived, temperatures are starting to rise in many parts of the country. And that means the transition from heating our homes to cooling our homes is right around the corner. No matter what method you use to cool your home during the warm spring and summer months (central air conditioning, window units, or fans and dehumidifiers), each spring you cross your fingers that your approach still works. If not, ...
Posted on 2019-04-07
Why Water is Great!  By: Megan Piersol, DPT We have all heard that is important to get enough water during the day, yet it can sometimes be a struggle. An excuse I get often from patients, and one I can relate to, is that there isn’t enough time during the day to be able to go to the bathroom if they drink the required amounts of water. One way I try to combat this issue is that I drink water in the morning knowing that I can go to the bathroom before I start work. I then drink gl...
Posted on 2019-01-30
Brain Smarts By: Megan Piersol, DPT   There are many ways that you can help keep your brain healthy with just daily activities. When you start doing the same thing over and over again, the brain turns to auto-pilot and tends to not have to stay sharp or work as hard. Ever drive home and realize that you weren’t paying attention and just went through all the motions? That’s your brain on auto pilot. Your brain needs “change ups” to help keep it working better and...
Posted on 2018-12-05
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