Family Is Everything!

It doesn’t take a crisis to realize that family is everything.  But every crisis provides an opportunity to show it. Amy’s dad was in a TCU (Transitional Care Unit), benefiting from physical therapy to get him strong enough to go home.  The whole Hutchinson family visited last weekend to offer their love and support.  While the circumstances weren’t ideal, the … Read More

Secrets To A Robust Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life, watching the weeks pass, waiting for those magical golden years.  Now that it’s here, are you finding that physical limitations are keeping you from the retirement you’ve always dreamed of, including… Traveling to new places? Keeping up with the grandchildren? Fly fishing in your secret spot? Woodworking in a well stocked shop? Lowering your … Read More

Exercise Has Physical And Mental Benefits!!

Fatigue, mood and self esteem all improve after a single 30 minute low to moderate intensity exercise routine.  Researchers at Staffordshire University recently studied 65 participants who reported symptoms of anxiety with depression or other issues.  These subjects also declared low levels of consistent physical activity. The patients were then asked to complete low/moderate intensity workouts.  Following each exercise session, … Read More

7 Ways To Thaw A Parkinson’s Freeze

Thawing a parkinsons freeze

Parkinson’s disease can have a challenging symptom called “freezing” which is a temporary, involuntary inability to move.  While quite frustrating, it can be overcome with some simple tricks to help resume mobility. 1.   MOVE A DIFFERENT BODY PART If your feet have frozen, move your arm by pointing to the ceiling or touching your head.  Then resume walking. 2. … Read More

Improve Balance, Reduce Falls With Physical Therapy

Reduce falling with physical therapy

 Age affects balance, which leads to a higher risk of falling and all the health issues related to it, according to a study at Harvard Medical School.  105 healthy people ages 18 to 80 were tested to determine how sensitive they were to certain kinds of motion.  Those age 40 or older had the most trouble passing a standard balance … Read More