College Move-in Done Right.

We have all heard it a thousand times before “bend your knees, not your back!”  But how many times do we heed this advice, particularly if we are just lifting something small? Injuries from lifting occur everyday across a variety of places from offices to warehouses to home garages and kitchens, so heeding practical tips…

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Tips to Improve Brain Health

Julie Fitzpatrick, DPT Physical Therapist and Wellness Specialist Did you know that your brain can improve throughout your life? Here are a few lifestyle tips to help you build a better brain!  Move:  Regular exercise promotes the growth of brain cells and helps promote blood flow to the brain which helps improve learning and memory! It…

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Closing the Abdominal Gap: What New Moms Should Know about Diastasis Recti

The term “Diastasis Recti” (DR) is currently having a moment of internet spotlight in pregnancy and post-partum circles and rightly so.  This common postpartum condition can affect new moms and their ability to return to exercise and can even affect daily function, including lifting, rolling over in bed or carrying their new babies.  However, the…

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A Few Quick Tips About Nutrition

Julie Fitzpatrick, DPT Physical Therapist and Wellness Specialist “Eat right live strong”…”You can’t exercise yourself out of a bad diet”… “Feel good from the inside out”…”What you eat matters”…”Eat your vegetables”… “Make sure you get 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily”…”Your health is your wealth”… You may have heard and/or read one or more…

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Everything You Need To Know About Occupational Therapy….. And Then Some!

What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists often get asked several questions about their profession. What is occupational therapy? Why do I need occupational therapy? Where can I receive occupational therapy services? Occupational therapists are an integral part of the health care team and the patient’s road to recovery. What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is…

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Swelling Got You Down? Have You Tried Lymphedema Therapy?

If you’ve ever noticed your hand is swollen, or your ankle looks bigger than usual, your first thought tends to be “How did I hurt myself?” When people hear “lymphedema”, most people think about breast cancer. What many don’t realize is lymphedema is more common within other underlying health conditions, such as obesity, venous insufficiency,…

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When The Weather Gets Cold – Don’t Forget To Warm Up

Tips for Preparing for Exercising in the Cold Colder weather means some changes to how we exercise. Of course it’s harder to motivate yourself to get outside for a run or bike ride when the temperature drops, and the shorter days compress our schedules, but there are changes in your body that affect your ability…

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It’s Literally a Pain in the ………

“It’s all in the hips. It’s all in the hips.” Chubbs Peterson tells this to Happy Gilmore to calm him before he starts a golf tournament in the movie Happy Gilmore. This also applies to human movement where it is very important to have good range of motion as well as strength in your hips. Weakness…

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Advantages of Adding Personal Training to Your Fitness Routine

If you’re looking to add something new and different to your fitness routine in 2021, see some reason’s why adding Personal Training at PRA makes sense for you! Accountability: Something you may not get from going to a gym on your own. Accountability is yet another factor to keep you coming and staying consistent with…

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COVID-19 AND THE “LONG HAULERS” RECOVERY

Persistent COVID-19 symptoms – “Long Haulers” As COVID-19 remains the persistent storyline of 2020, it is becoming apparent that some patients are continuing to deal with lingering symptoms that might last weeks and even months after initial diagnosis. In the US, this subset of patients has been termed “long-haulers.” These patients may have persistent cough,…

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