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 comes through methodical goalsetting that helps you ‘see the change.’” One way to achieve “resolutionary success” is to mirror the process of goal setting and […]

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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 published in the October 2014 edition of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery determined that physical therapy before joint replacement surgery – a prehabilitation […]

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