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WHAT ARE SOME COMMON SUMMER INJURIES?. With summer and fall well under way, outdoor sports are everywhere. From organized sports to casual games of catch, everyone is active outside. And of course, with any sports activity, there is a risk for injury. We asked our Therapists at Emery Physical Therapy about some common summer sports injuries and to provide tips to help you stay injury-free.   INJURIES CAUSED BY REPETITIVE MOTIONS OVER TIME. Elbow and Shoulder: Common areas of injury a...
Posted on 2021-09-02
Stay Young At Heart: Healthy Tips For Seniors. When it comes to the impact of age on the heart, there’s both good news and perhaps some disheartening news. The not-so-great news: People aged 65 or older are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in America. The good news: It’s never too late to improve your heart health! Age may be a risk factor for heart disease in older adults, but there are ways to prevent (and even reverse!) ...
Posted on 2021-08-16
CAN'T GET TO THE GYM? NO PROBLEM WITH THIS BEGINNER’S HOME WORKOUT PLAN . Has it been a while since your last workout? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. From cold weather to holiday celebrations, the winter season can present many potential gym deterrents and distractions. Luckily, there is an effective, time- and money-saving option: your home! Exercising at home is a convenient way to help maintain your physical health — and it’s an option ...
Posted on 2021-08-04
Why Exercise Matters for Seniors. Exercise is important in all phases of life, but for seniors, it’s critical to maintaining independence, among other benefits. When it comes to determining the best exercises for seniors, variety is key. Adults of all ages—but especially people older than 65—should focus on a combination of strength and mobility exercises, as well as balance exercises and aerobic activity. However, the best exercises for seniors are the ones they want to ...
Posted on 2021-08-03
Direct Access to Physical Therapy in Illinois. In the State of Illinois, you have direct access to physical therapy services without a referral or a prescription.  There are many reasons to see a physical therapist first for your musculoskeletal injury.  Physical therapists are highly trained in evaluating orthopedic injuries and providing direct treatment in the vast majority of cases. Unless there is a fracture that is suspected or surgery is needed, it is unlikely that you woul...
Posted on 2021-03-23
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