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Do you have questions about how to improve your health and well-being? I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and have created this blog to answer your questions and keep you healthy, pain free, and enjoying life to the fullest.

Balance Exercises for Seniors
Balance Exercises for Seniors

Maintaining balance is one of the most important goals for seniors as having a fall is a leading cause of death, disability, and further health complications. According to the CDC an adult over the age of 65 suffers a fall every second in the US. Each year about 36 million falls occur resulting in 32,000… Read More »Balance Exercises for Seniors

Core Strengthening Exercises For Seniors
Core Strengthening Exercises For Seniors

“SQUEEZE YOUR CORE”, “TIGHTEN THAT CORE UP”. “YOU’VE GOT TO KEEP YOUR CORE STRONG”. These are a small sample of some common phrases revolving around the “core”. But what the heck is the core exactly? And why is it so important for the aging individual? I will answer these questions and explain why building up… Read More »Core Strengthening Exercises For Seniors

How Much Protein Per Day for Seniors?
How Much Protein Per Day for Seniors?

Getting in enough protein per day is important for all age groups and especially the elderly. You might think that all protein does is build muscle but it is very important for our bone health, physiological functions, recovery during and after illness, and is even important for hair and nail health. Up to one third… Read More »How Much Protein Per Day for Seniors?

What Is Freezing In Parkinson’s
What Is Freezing In Parkinson’s

A freezing episode in Parkinson’s disease is a brief and sudden inability to initiate movement whether it be walking, speaking, or even the ability to open and close one’s eyes. The most common and debilitating form of freezing occurs when the individual is walking as it can be very dangerous and lead to a fall.… Read More »What Is Freezing In Parkinson’s

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