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FREE Balance and Falls Workshop

FREE Balance and Falls Workshop to the local community

Feel unsteady when walking?

Lose your balance easily?

Suffered a fall in the last year?

The doctors from Flex Physical Therapy are offering a FREE Balance and Falls Workshop to the local community.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The underlying causes of balance loss
  • How aging affects our balance
  • How certain exercises and consistent routines can improve balance!
  • How to maximize the safety of your home to prevent falls
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A Small Token With a Big Message

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to go right? You wake up late, you can’t find your keys, the kids aren’t ready, and the day continues to unfold in a negative fog.

Those difficult days are the reason Megan Murphy started the Kindness Rocks Project. After her parents passed away, she found comfort in finding heart-shaped rocks and sea glass on the beach. She realized that these small tokens might make other people feel better, too.

Megan’s friend, one of the first to pick up a rock Megan had left behind, sent her an encouraging message after finding it: “If you did drop this rock, you made my day.”

Since then, Megan has inspired others with randomly placed messages of kindness. She finds a rock, paints a kind message on it, and leaves it on the beach for others to find. And the idea has spread. As the project has grown, so have people’s stories about finding kindness rocks. When people find a kindness rock, they get a boost to their day, but they also feel inspired to pay the kindness forward.

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Physical Therapy for Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is an irritation of the Achilles tendon, a thick band of tissue along the back of your lower leg that connects your calf muscle to your heel. The Achilles tendon helps balance forces in your leg. Tendinopathy refers to any problem with the tendon and can be a long-term or short-term issue. This condition results when the demand placed on the Achilles is greater than its ability to function, which can happen after an injury or repetitive irritation.

The severity of acute injuries is graded based on the amount of damage to the tendon. Grade I injuries are mild strains and disruption of a few fibers, which causes mild to moderate pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness. Grade II injuries are moderate strains and disruption of several fibers, which causes moderate pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Grade III injuries are complete ruptures of the tendon, often characterized by a popping sound, immediate pain, and inability to bear weight. Grade III injuries typically require surgery to repair.

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Get the Most Out of Surgery With ‘Prehabilitation’

While most physical therapists will not recommend surgery unless there is clearly no other avenue for a patient’s recovery, there are certainly a wide array of circumstances that warrant going under the knife. Following surgery, most patients should undergo a bout of rehabilitative physical therapy to steer the postoperative recovery process in a positive direction. However, recent research indicates that although rehabilitation is definitely important, it may not actually be enough to get the most out of a treatment.

In addition to postoperative rehabilitation programs, many modern health care providers have begun recommending 4–8 weeks of exercise-based physical therapy before undergoing surgery. This pre-emptive therapy is sometimes called prehabilitation, and it can offer a host of benefits for surgical patients. These advantages include faster recovery times, fewer days spent in the hospital, lower incidence rates of surgical complications, less pain, higher activity levels, and general improved fitness following surgery. All these benefits converge to bring about a happier, healthier patient who is more likely to return to doing what they love without worry.

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Is It Time For A Technology Detox?

Are addicted to technology?

Here’s a quick quiz:

  1. When you wake up, do you immediately grab your phone and check social media?
  2. If there’s a lull in your day, do you find yourself reaching for your phone?
  3. Do you check your phone more than 10 times per hour?
  4. Is going to the bathroom without your phone literally your worst nightmare?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for a technology detox.

Everyone gets a little too attached to their devices, but more often than not, this attachment is unhealthy. This spring, let’s make a pact to stare at our screens less. These resources will help you get started.

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FREE Low Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop

Suffering with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk?

The Doctors of Flex Physical Therapy are offering a: FREE low back pain and Sciatica Workshop

If you suffer from:

  • Back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk
  • Pain when you sit for long periods or drive
  • Numbness or tingling into your butt, groin or down your leg

Then this may be a life changing event for you or a loved one.

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