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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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Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, Albany physical therapist Joseph Trimarchi has an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “As people get older, bone density certainly becomes an issue for many people, which can lead to unexpected falls, broken bones and even the onset of osteoporosis,” said Trimarchi, physical therapist of Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy. “But studies have proven that doing regular, weight-bearing exercise like jogging, walking, aerobics, dancing and resistance training can actually strengthen your bones. It’s a true ‘use it or lose it’ scenario.” And while this benefit of strength training for older adults is a powerful one, it’s simply just one […]

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‘Why Movement Matters’ during National Physical Therapy Month

While the profession of physical therapy is often characterized under the generalized label “rehabilitation,” Albany physical therapist Joseph Trimarchi is eager to create a wider narrative – one that focuses on physical therapy’s overall ability to change lives by helping people move better. “When it comes down to it, physical therapy is all about experiences. It’s about making it possible for people to live and experience life to the fullest,” said Trimarchi, physical therapist of Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy. “Movement – not just exercise, but the overall ability to work, play and live optimally – just so happens to be at the center of so many of our greatest life experiences.” And with October being National Physical Therapy Month, Trimarchi and other physical therapists […]

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Pools offer both fitness, relief for older adults

While drinking plenty of water is critical to life, health and healing, simply submerging your body in water (i.e., a pool) opens up opportunities for relief and fitness for those who otherwise may have difficulty exercising. This is especially important for aging adults and those with chronic conditions, said Albany physical therapist Joseph Trimarchi. “When our bodies are submerged in water, such as in a pool, we become lighter,” said Trimarchi, physical therapist of Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy. “This, coupled with the natural resistance water places on movement, makes water exercise ideal for many people who deal with issues related to strength, flexibility, balance, sore joints, pain, and even chronic conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis.” The buoyancy of waist-deep water, for example, can support […]

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Mind your Back(pack) during Back-to-School

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says Albany chiropractor Dr. John Traudt. “Backpacks are so practical, but they’re also so easy to misuse,” said Traudt, of Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in Albany. “If they’re too heavy or just worn incorrectly, backpacks can cause strained muscles, sore joints, back pain and even injury in kids.” The American Occupational Therapy Association estimates that about 79 million students across the U.S. carry school backpacks. Among these, nearly 22,000 strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures – ailments caused by improper backpack use – were reported by medical providers in 2013, according to the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission. “These injuries are […]

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