Physical therapy FAQ
Make time for stretching in your exercise routine. A dynamic stretch before, like trunk twists or gently bouncing on your toes before activities and static stretches holding the muscles on stretch for 20 seconds, is a good plan. The stretching prepares your body for activity and helps you maintain proper range of motion.

When sitting use a firm chair with a straight back, maintain an adequate lordosis (using a lumbar roll will help support your low back).

Knees can see forces from 2 up to 5 times your body weight with physical activity. By losing 10 pounds you can take 30 pounds of force off your knees.

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Women's Health



Maintaining an active lifestyle is extremely important for women, particularly because it helps increase bone density which is a valuable factor in one’s health later in life.  Controlling body weight, which becomes harder as we age, is also a key factor in long-term health as this reduces the chance of developing life-threatening health issues.

As caretakers, women frequently neglect their own health while vigilantly keeping an eye on the health and well being of family members.  It is important to visit your doctor regularly and have recommended tests and screenings on regular basis.  The U.S. Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, Women's Health website provides useful information and guidelines for recommended screenings and immunizations for women.  These are IN ADDITION to an annual physical checkup at your doctor’s office.  Visit their link below to access their guidelines:

Interactive Screening Chart and Immunization Tool