Physical therapy FAQ
Change your running shoes every 300 miles.

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.

Don't jump into a new exercise program too quickly; always progress slowly and let your muscles, joints and bones adapt to the new stresses.

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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