ACPT NEWS & RESOURCES

Lumbar Strength Program

PELVIC TILT – SUPINE Lie on your back with your knees bent. Next, arch your low back and then flatten it repeatedly. Your pelvis should tilt forward and back during the movement. Move through a comfortable range of motion. Repeat 10 Times Hold 3 Seconds Complete 2 Sets Perform 2 Time(s) a Day     HIP ADDUCTION SQUEEZE – SUPINE Place a rolled-up towel, ball or pillow between your knees and press your knees together so that you squeeze the object firmly. Hold and then release and repeat. Repeat 10 Times Hold 3 Seconds Complete 2 Sets Perform 2 Time(s) a Day       SUPINE HIP ABDUCTION – ELASTIC BAND CLAMS Lie down on your back with your knees bent. Place an elastic band […]

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Use Fitness Apps in 2018 … but Use with Caution

As more people continue to turn to health apps on their smartphones to help achieve goals related to exercise and weight loss, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, says Albany chiropractor Dr. John Traudt. According to a report by the firm Research2Guideance, more than 325,000 health apps were available to consumers in 2017. These include popular apps like Strava, Lose It!, Couch to 5K, FitStar Personal Trainer, etc. – apps available to help people achieve goals related to weight loss, healthy eating, and improved fitness. “The emergence of health and fitness apps is definitely a positive development in the healthcare world as many have been successful in engaging people and empowering them to take on a greater personal role […]

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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 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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