Bay State Physical Therapy in Beverly will be participating in the Beverly Y Open House today "Staying Healthy at Any Age". Stop in and check us out @ 254 Essex St. in Beverly!
There are many benefits to exercise, including the potential for improved physical and mental wellbeing. However, there may also be some physical discomfort associated with these activities due to the stresses placed on the body.
When experiencing discomfort, it is important to understand the difference between exercise-related muscular soreness and pain. Muscular soreness is a healthy and expected result of exercise. Pain is an unhealthy and abnormal response. Experiencing pain may be indicative of injury.
When you hear the words “physical therapy” do you conjure up images in your mind of people walking with walkers? Do you think physical therapy is only for people who have had surgery? Today I want to address the misconception that physical therapy is only necessary as treatment for injuries or post-surgery rehabilitation. I’ll share five scenarios where a physical therapist can help you stay healthy to reach your long term fitness and lifestyle goals.
Who loves their PT?! In honor of Valentine's Day, our clinics got creative. Please vote for your favorite physical therapists on our facebook page by "liking" their picture.
Athletics is an important part of growing up. However, with participation in sport there is a risk of injury. Over the last decade there has been an alarming increase in the number of injuries especially in the female, adolescent athlete. Recent research is providing us with some answers though.
An active lifestyle or sports participation can lead to injuries. It is important to know how to treat these injuries. Following an acute injury such as an ankle or knee sprain, swelling may occur due to damage of the small blood vessels around the joint or muscle. Applying ice to an acute injury makes the blood vessels constrict and thus minimizes the swelling and pain. The sooner ice is applied on an acute injury, the more effective it can be. Never apply heat to an acute injury since this causes the opposite effect of making the vessels swell more.
September is considered 'healthy aging month'. The human body goes through a number of changes, as one grows older. A decline in muscle mass and bone density can lead to muscle fatigue and joint pain. It' s common for seniors to experience a degree of fear and apprehension prior to exercise.