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Seniors, Keep Moving! Staying Active Through Physical Therapy

Seniors, Keep Moving! Staying Active Through Physical Therapy

As you grow older, your joints and bones age too. This could cause you to lose strength, stability, and movement. However, physical therapy can slow that process and keep our bodies in motion.  Physical therapy can help older adults maintain and reestablish their independence, especially those who are managing long-term illnesses. Falls are the most common reason why most aging adults require physical therapy treatment. Physical therapy improves functions you tend to lose as you grow older, such as flexibility, strength, balance, and mobility. Customized physical therapy programs ensure older adults can address specific and personal areas of concern while also increasing levels of function and preventing future injuries. So, why should aging adults seek physical therapy treatment? Reduce & Eliminate PainTherapeutic exercises and manual […]

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How to Improve Your Sleep With Chiropractic Treatment

How to Improve Your Sleep with Chiropractic Treatment

One of the most common complaints from adults is issues sleeping. Trouble sleeping can be caused by many simple factors, such as pillow type, sleeping positions, or even your mattress, or not-so-simple factors such as: Insomnia is when you’re unable to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back asleep. Common causes of Insomnia include stress, anxiety, depression, and certain medications you may be taking daily. Sleep Apnea could cause you to experience symptoms such as sudden waking and gasping for air, snoring, sleepiness during the day, extreme dry mouth upon waking, and literal pauses in breathing through the night. (Source) We all know that chiropractors’ main focus is to correct any misalignments in the spine. What does […]

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How Custom Orthotics Can Help Relieve Your Pain

Do your feet ache? Does that pain travel into your hips and spine? If you answered yes to these questions, consider getting custom orthotics. Orthotics work particularly well for athletes, runners, and those who spend a lot of time on their feet as they serve to alleviate pain and imbalance in your feet. Your feet are the foundation of your body and custom orthotics help to maintain their structural and functional balance, while also keeping them stable throughout the day. As we get older, our arches tend to drop or fall, and when they do they are unable to offer as much support to the feet and subsequently the knees, hips, and back.  The process of getting custom orthotics is easy.  All you need to […]

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3 Chiropractic Treatments to Relieve Your Headache Pain

3 Chiropractic Treatments to Relieve Your Headache Pain

There are many different variations of headaches including tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraines – the most common type being tension headaches. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, nearly 37% of women and about 21% of men report that they suffer from tension headaches regularly (source). So what causes these headaches? According to the Mayo Clinic, you can experience tension headaches due to the overactivity of or functional issues with pain-sensitive structures in the brain (source). The nerves, joints, and muscles that surround your skull and neck can be the main reason why you get headaches. The other common things that can cause headaches may include: Lack of sleep Poor posture Stress Certain foods Alcohol Chiropractors can help reduce headaches and even prevent them from […]

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4 Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Pregnant Women

4 Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Pregnant Women

Periodic pains and aches in the hips and lower back are common in pregnant women. In fact, according to recent studies, up to 50 percent of expectant mothers will have back pain at one point or the other before they deliver. This situation is caused by several physical and hormonal changes that women experience during this period – these changes can affect your comfort and posture. As the baby continues to develop and becomes heavier, your center of gravity – and posture – also shift accordingly. For example, the following changes are bound to occur physically: Intense changes to the pelvis as your body prepares itself for labor A protruding belly, which causes the curve of your back to increase significantly Adaptations to your carriage […]

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4 Reasons to Treat Student-Athlete Injuries with Physical Therapy

4 Reasons to Treat Student-Athlete Injuries with Physical Therapy

Sports injuries are common among athletes – both professional and high-school student-athletes. However, as a high school athlete, your injuries are a bit different because your body is still growing. The growth of bones, tendons, and muscles don’t occur at the same rate. Sports injuries not only affect your physical activity but also can cause stress, anger, and fear so it is imperative you take appropriate measures to tackle and prevent injuries. Physical therapy has been proven to be one of the most effective methods to deal with sports injuries, especially because of the customized treatment each patient receives. Here are just some of the ways you can benefit from physical therapy treatment: Guidance ACPT’s physical therapists are well experienced when it comes to sports […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Gardening’s Impact on Your Body

5 Ways to Reduce Gardening’s Impact on Your Body

Despite gardening’s peaceful and relaxing nature, it is often challenging on your body and can lead to all kinds of injuries and pain — such as back pain, knee pain, and pulled muscles. No matter how strong and fit you may be, frequent gardening will take a toll on your muscles and joints sooner or later. Common Pains Associated with Gardening Gardener’s Knee Since your knee supports nearly the entire weight of your body, it is involved in most of your day-to-day mobility. The pressure placed on your kneecap during repeated or prolonged kneeling causes Gardener’s Knee, a common form of bursitis, which is typical when gardening. Back Pain In addition to knee injuries, gardening can also cause back cramps due to the significant amount […]

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How Golfers Benefit from Chiropractic Care

How Golfers Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Golf can be challenging (and sometimes frustrating). A lot of golfers believe that the psychological aspect of the sport is its greatest challenge, and they undervalue the conditioning and biomechanics that are involved during the game. This is a big mistake that may eventually result in poor playing skills or even injury. Although enjoyable, swinging regularly at golf balls can put your body in awkward positions, increasing the risk of injury. An extreme quantity of compressive force – about 10x your body weight – is usually exerted on the spinal cord during a golf swing and each joint involved in your swing is stretched to its maximum limit. If your body isn’t properly prepared to cope with such force, a physical injury will be the […]

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Spring Healthy Habits

Spring Healthy Habits

As the weather gets warmer, consider how you can establish or improve healthy habits to help you look and feel great. Watch the video below for 3 tips from ACPT Physical Therapy Assistant Conor Maloney.

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5 Tools to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

5 Tools to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals by Albany Chiro and PT

Losing weight is hard, but you can tweak your environment to make the best of your health goals. There are hundreds of little changes you can make to your life to skyrocket your gains and achieve your goals. While you need discipline, well-planned nutrition and regular workouts, it helps to have the following on your way to a slimmer and healthier you. Scale It is obvious you need a scale when trying to burn fat. This simple gadget can make or break your weight loss progress. A scale lets you know how far you have to go on your way to the ideal body weight while also allowing you measure the success of your weight loss program, helping you to correct the course when things […]

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