Category Archives: General Health
It is time to switch gears. The first day of spring is less than a month away. While most parts of the country are looking forward to thawing out after a winter season of cold, snow and ice, here in the Arizona desert, we are looking forward to longer days and warmer temperatures.
Proper sleep posture: did you know it was a “thing”? Yes! It actually is, and how you maintain your sleep posture at night can help play an important role in your overall health and well-being, as well as living pain-free life during the day.
The days are getting longer, the sun is out earlier and temperatures outside are beginning to skyrocket. Here in the desert, when summertime hits it can cause a huge change in our routine and what we need to do to take care of ourselves. Whether it is planning a family vacation to some place cooler, staying inside and out of the heat or treating ourselves to local farm fresh produce at the weekly outdoor markets, there are plenty of things you and your family can do this summer to stay healthy and beat the heat.
It’s why toddlers, well … toddle. They haven’t quite mastered the art of balance. In fact, it takes us until about 12 years of age to reach balance maturation. In children, balance helps them in sports, ride bikes without training wheels, and simply make their way through this world.
Arizona is one of the states where patients enjoy direct access to physical therapy services without seeking a referral from a physician. What does this mean to you? This means faster access to the healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists and chiropractors, best suited to treat your condition as well as unnecessary medical bills and delays in getting treatment.
Physical therapy offers an affordable treatment plan for people looking for treatment options. While physical therapy may not offer a complete alternative to traditional medical treatment, it may offer benefits, helping you recover faster and get back on your feet more easily. Aches and pains resulting from motor vehicle accidents can disrupt your life, and physical therapy helps treat those aches and pains.
Staying healthy in the winter is easier than it seems. Although it is flu season, there are numerous ways to adopt healthy habits in order to remain feeling like your best self throughout these cold months. We have compiled a list to keep you healthy:
- 1.Practice Good Hygiene: make sure you are showering everyday, especially if you participate in sweat inducing activities. Wash your hands after going to the bathroom, being in populated areas, after touching the menu at a restaurant, before and after eating, and if you sneeze or wipe your nose. Wear only clean clothing and socks.
- 2. Eat Seasonal: good nutrition is a great way to stay on top of your health. Eating poorly has a negative effect on the immune system, making you more susceptible to getting sick. Fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes, and grains are chock full of antioxidants and flu fighting ingredients
- 3. Get Enough Sleep: this cannot be stressed enough. The body needs sleep to recover and revitalize for the next day. Without it the body cannot function properly and the immune system becomes suppressed and leaves you vulnerable to sickness. This is a great healthy habit to have year round!
- 4. Hydration, Hydration, Hydration: we repeat this three times because of its importance. Drinking enough water throughout the day can make or break your health. It is cold out and a hot drink might seem more appealing, but you cannot neglect drinking water. The symptoms of dehydration are far worse than a cold glass of water in the winter.
If you are looking for more ways to develop healthy habits, physical therapy is a great way to stay on top of your health. Our professional therapists can teach you great routines and help you create better well-being. Contact FUSION Rehabilitation today to schedule an appointment.
In the latest published report from Travelers Impact Injury Report, there were almost 3 million Workers Compensation injuries in the United States in 2016?. Work related injuries can be particularly devastating because the injuries often result in forced time off for the injured party, and many can’t afford to lose wages. That is why our priority is to get you healthy, healed, and back to work as soon as possible.
The core is made up of many muscles that wrap around the center of our body and build our foundation, connecting the top half to the bottom half of our bodies. Building and maintaining a healthy foundation in your body starts with having a strong core. Inside the core is the central nervous system and inner organs, keeping this area in tact makes living everyday life easier, pain free, and strong.