PHYSICAL THERAPY NEWS 2017
Tracy Zukowski, our Director of Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, is publishing a series of articles in local papers to share news and insights in Physical Therapy. Check back frequently to read the articles reposted here. You can also contact us today to sign up for our email newsletter to ensure you don't miss out on any Club or Physical Therapy news. If you have specific questions for Tracy, you may contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call 732-636-5151 today. We accept most insurance and are happy to contact yours to determine your benefits. And remember, you have the right to choose your own therapy facility. Choose the one that will treat you the way you want. You can find us at The Club at Woodbridge – 585 Main Street. Where Medicine and Fitness Meet.
The Home News Tribune, 9 January 2017. Print.
GOIN' OLD SCHOOL
The classic “push-up” is an exercise that can be performed anywhere and at any time. Convenience aside, this old-school exercise provides a good measurement of strength and is still used by the U.S. Army to assess strength and endurance. This all-around exercise works the arms, chest, abdomen, hips, and legs. It can be modified to fit the exerciser’s ability and adjusted as performance proficiency increases. For instance, chest-muscle activity increases when push-ups are performed with the hands placed halfway inward from their normal position. In addition, by placing their hands in more outward positions, exercisers can work more on their triceps. If you haven’t already attempted to do a push-up, try working on it now.
Understanding the mechanics of a proper push up and how different positions work different parts of your body is just one part of a complete work out. If you would like to begin or improve your exercise regimen, let our experienced therapists help. We will work with you to create a routine that takes into account your unique goals.
P.S. If you cannot perform a push-up the traditional way, try doing it on your knees.
The Home News Tribune, 23 January 2017. Print.
Most women recognize that working out regularly produces a number of health benefits, both physical and mental. Yet, some women begin exercising and then quit. To find out why, researchers looked at a database containing information about 13,000 people ages 12 and older. Particular attention was paid to people who began exercising when they entered the study, but chose to stop exercising later. When they looked at a variety of factors (socioeconomic status, lifestyle, and health) during the two years before they stopped exercising, researchers found that the most common reasons for women to become sedentary were obesity, pain, and even becoming healthy. Surprisingly, some women decided to quit once they reached their goals instead of maintaining their gains.
Our experienced therapists understand the unique needs of women. We can provide the personal attention and motivations that you need to get fit and stay in the groove.
P.S. It is recommended that anyone interested in taking up regular exercise find a form of exercise that can be sustained through pain or body changes. Physical therapists are experts in this area.
The Home News Tribune, 6 February 2017. Print.
Every 25 seconds, a child is taken to the emergency room for a sports-related injury. One possible reason for this may be that young athletes ignore their injuries and feel pressured to play even when hurt. According to a survey of 3,000 athletes, coaches, and parents by Safe Kids Worldwide, 42 percent of children admitted to downplaying or hiding their injuries so that they could go on playing. Fifty-three percent of coaches indicated that they felt pressure to place injured players back in the game. And, nearly one-third of the kids surveyed said that they felt it was “normal” to play rough in games in order to “send a message” to their opponents. These attitudes place players at unnecessary risk.
That said, even in best sports cultures, sometimes kids get hurt. If your child needs help recovering from a sports injury, please call our office to make an appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists. We can provide the personalized hands-on care that your little one needs to get back into the swing of things.
P.S. It is not a good idea for children with growing bodies to subject themselves to a professional-sports mentality that places such a high emphasis on winning at any cost.
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