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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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2 Strategies for Back Relief While in Your Office Chair

2 Strategies for Back Relief While in Your Office Chair

Albany Chiro & PT Physical Therapist Assistant Conor walks you through 2 simple practices you can use to relieve back pain caused from sitting at a desk all day at work.

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February 2019 Patient of the Month: Leah Gapp

February Patient of the Month: Leah Gapp

Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Guilderland. I graduated from Guilderland High School, got my Bachelor’s degree at Saint Rose, and my Master’s at SUNY Albany. I still live in the area with my boyfriend, Josh, and cat. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy exercising and lifting at the gym in my spare time. When I’m not at the gym, I love shopping and baking. How has your experience at ACPT helped improve your quality of life? I came to ACPT in November 2018 after a car accident and they have helped me TREMENDOUSLY. I’ve learned so much about my body and am improving every day. Thank you to all the staff for getting to know […]

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3 Dangers of Your Desk Job (and What You Can Do About It)

86% of people working in America spend up to eight hours sitting down in the office. Most likely, you are sitting down as you read this. Most likely, you have been sitting for a number of hours today. Modern technology is not helping. You no longer have to walk and get something; everything is just a single click away. This is a dangerous trend, as there are many health risks associated with sitting more than you move.These health risks include: Computer Blue Light & Bacteria Staring at a computer screen for hours can harm your eyes. You can experience migraines and headaches due to the unnatural screen light. Consider applying an eye protecting screen cover, such as Reticare, on your devices. Furthermore, the keyboards and […]

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January 2019 Patient of the Month: Maria Butler

Tell us about yourself. I’m a Colonie resident through-and-through. I went to Colonie Central High School and work in South Colonie. I have three siblings, one of whom is my identical twin. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy working out. I also enjoy riding my motorcycle with my family and spending time with my husband and two Yorkies. How has your experience at ACPT helped improve your quality of life? ACPT has literally given me my arm back after bicep tendon surgery. They are fantastic and I could not have done it without them! I am back to working out, something I love, including all training, cardio, and weight lifting. I’d like to extend a special thanks for Conor and […]

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10 Goals to Help You Focus on Health & Wellness in 2019

10 Goals to Help You Focus on Health and Wellness in 2019

Do you remember the fitness goals you set in 2018? These resolutions probably went something like: “I am going to hit the gym 5 times per week;” “I will do hot yoga at 6 am before work;” I’m going to cut out all carbs.” When reflecting on the past year, think about your progress. Did you achieve these goals as expected? If not, you’re not alone. In fact, according to Forbes, only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolution, When considering your resolutions for 2019, you can promote a healthier lifestyle without focusing solely on fitness or dieting. There are a lot of other wellness goals you can set that are achievable but make an impact on your overall health. Below are some […]

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How to Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow This Winter

Shoveling snow during winter is unavoidable, especially in Upstate New York, and can sometimes be a risk factor leading to hospital visits. However, you can perform this chore without hurting yourself. Here are some tips to prevent shoveling-related injuries.

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