Entries by PIVOT

National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month: Tips for Safety

Staying fit and healthy — and helping prevent the need for physical therapy — can come in the form of many activities. Of course, in winter, that often can mean ice skating, hockey, skiing, and more. Given these activities, January is recognized as National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month — that’s Traumatic Brain Injury. BlueCross BlueShield […]

More Fitness Trends: Training, Outdoors, Flexibility, More

We previously noted that the American College of Sports Medicine, in partnership with organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and others, recently published its Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018. We listed some of the top 10 trends. Here are […]

Fitness Trends 2018: Old Ways to Stay Healthy Remain Popular

One of the key ways to avoid physical therapy is to do one’s best to stay fit in the first place. To this end, the American College of Sports Medicine, in partnership with organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and […]

Recognizing Fitness — and Physical Therapy — as Part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This past weekend marked a day that physical therapy and fitness and  not be aware is recognized globally: International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Writes the United Nations: “The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights […]

How Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Parkinson’s disease

The recent news that Rev. Jesse Jackson that he has Parkinson’s disease raised focus again on an important connection: Physical Therapy. Wrote Jackson: “For me, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression.” […]

American Diabetes Month: Important Role for Fitness

November marks American Diabetes Month, the annual focus on the every day global health issue. As the American Diabetes Association notes: “Nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or prediabetes, yet most don’t understand the life-long burden of this chronic illness or the 24/7 work it takes to effectively manage diabetes. This campaign asks everyone […]

Turkey Trot: Avoid Injury for the Big Races

Besides the eating, few Thanksgiving activities have a finer tradition — or can be more satisfying — than a local Turkey Trot. These road races can bring a community together, help individuals stay fit during the holiday, and — unfortunately — result in small injuries that could require physical therapy (think muscle strains and more). […]

To Maintain Fitness, Healthy Eating Matters Even at Thanksgiving

Staying fit and employing the right techniques to avoid injury requires many different things to go right. And of course, when they don’t go right and physical therapy is needed, we’re here for you. Many of the techniques are out of one’s control. However, one area that is more directly within control: Healthy eating. Of […]

Aquatic Therapy for Improved Outcomes

Avoiding movement due to pain is incapacitating and can lead to long-term disability. Aquatic therapy is an effective treatment option that can not only help a patient physically, but psychologically as well (Koury). Problems including lower back pain, SIJ pain, hip pain, knee pain, and foot and ankle pain can all benefit from aquatic therapy. […]

Winter is Coming: Tips to Stay Fit (and Fight Off Injury)

There’s no avoiding it: Winter is coming. But if Jon Snow can help you with fight off White Walkers, he can’t necessarily help you fight off injuries — and find the best ways to stay fit during the cold months. We’d like to help. Here are some top tips collected from across the web. From Livestrong.com: […]