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 […]

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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. […]

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Improve Your Golf Swing with Chiropractic Care

Golf season is upon us, and this challenging (and sometimes frustrating) sport can take a toll on your body. Repetitive movements, such as swinging and putting, require core strength and balance in conjunction with ample muscle movement. Due to its physical requirements, it’s no surprise that Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Chiropractor Dr. Tom LaFountain found 80% of injuries suffered on the links are back injuries. [Source] Other common injuries include shoulder and neck pain, ankle and feet stiffness, and hip discomfort. Chiropractic care can improve your body’s performance and comfort level, thus helping you improve your score on the green. In fact, according […]

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Importance of Balance and Flexibility Highlighted at the Winter Olympics

As millions marvel at the world’s top competitors performing athletic feats on cold, wet, and slippery surfaces during this month’s 2018 Winter Olympics, ACPT’s chiropractor, Dr. Traudt sees an ideal educational opportunity for local athletes and fitness-minded people. While we watch Alpine skiers speed through difficult downhill courses and figure skaters bound balletically across the ice, Dr. Traudt sees performances that vividly highlight the importance of two oft-overlooked elements of good fitness and training routines: of balance and flexibility. “When we work to prepare our bodies for a certain activity, or simply for the rigors of living an active lifestyle, […]

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Make your resolutions stick with the following goal-setting tips

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone. According to Albany physical therapist Joseph Trimarchi, research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the U.S. each year: to work out more and to lose weight. “Fortunately, statistics don’t control the success or failure of any life change,” said Trimarchi, of Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy. “Medical professionals across the spectrum agree that success […]

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‘Prehabilitation’ Improves Post-Op Rehab

The stronger and more balanced your muscles are before orthopedic surgery (e.g., joint replacement surgery), the stronger and better off you’ll be after. That’s the philosophy behind prehabilitation, says physical therapist Joseph Trimarchi of Albany Chiropractic & Physical Therapy. “The goal of prehabilitation is to improve a patient’s strength and functional capacity prior to surgery through a comprehensive exercise program,” Trimarchi said. “This not only prepares the body for the stresses of the surgery itself, but it better prepares the patient for post-operative rehab, helping lead to a more rapid and successful recovery.” Researchers have supported this claim. A study […]

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