Category: Physical Therapy

breast cancer and exercise Oct7th 2020

What can regular exercise and nutrition do for breast cancer?

Regular exercise can decrease the risk of developing breast cancer and improve symptoms associated with cancer and its treatments. Some benefits include a decrease in:  fatigue  anxiety  side effects from cancer reducing therapy  A recent study also links physical activity with longer survival in women diagnosed with high-risk breast cancer. Women who engaged in regular

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Live Your Life to the Fullest with Physical Therapy Treatments Oct5th 2020

Live Your Life to the Fullest with Physical Therapy Treatments

WebMD states, “Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.” The mission of any physical therapist is to relieve pain while also increasing function and mobility. Physical

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physical therapy Aug26th 2020

What Does Physical Therapy do for New Moms?

Caring for Prenatal and Postpartum Moms Through Physical Therapy Written by Dr. Tori Wilson, PT, DPT and the ReQuest PT Team When we think about health in new moms and moms-to-be, what do you think of? We know that monitoring vital signs, providing nutritional support for the baby, and helping moms learn to care for their new child are important. However, it is easy to overlook the mental and physical health of

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happy mother not having incontinence Jul14th 2020

Is postpartum incontinence holding you back?

Let’s talk about postpartum pelvic floor   Contrary to popular belief, voiding aka incontinence when having a good laugh doesn’t have to be the norm for new mothers. Whether you gave birth 6 months or 6 years ago, you don’t have to suffer lost strength or poor control of your pelvic floor. Through learning how to relax/contract when appropriate

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stay active May10th 2020

Do you sit at a desk most of the day? Here’s how to stay active during the 9-5!

Would you be embarrassed if you got caught doing jumping jacks in your office? We hope not—and we think many successful companies would likely applaud the effort! It’s becoming more well known that staying physically active throughout the workday isn’t just better for your health. It can also boost productivity, job satisfaction, and psychological well-being,

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Foam Rolling May8th 2020

What Does Foam Rolling Do?

Slow Your Roll: Investigating the Effects of  Foam Rolling  By Casey Jackson and the ReQuest Team    There seems to be a lot of mystery surrounding the act of foam rolling. Rumors of foam rollers decimating knots in the muscles, significantly reducing muscle fatigue pre and post-workout, and drastically improving range of motion are quickly revealed on the

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