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Proactive is here to be your PT for Heart Health

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason to celebrate hearts in February – did you know it’s also American Heart Month? There are many types of heart disease, including hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease (heart attack), and cerebrovascular disease (stroke) The good news is that most forms of heart disease are preventable by making lifestyle changes, practicing good nutrition habits, reducing stress, and staying active in your everyday life. Physical t...
Posted on 2022-02-08

feeling dizzy? Is your vertigo acting up

Are you feeling dizzy? Is your vertigo acting up? Did you know that dizziness, vertigo and feeling off balance are just disruptions in your equilibrium? Your balance system is extraordinarily complex and consists of three main areas: your vision, inner ear, and sensory receptors in your feet. There can many causes of disequilibrium including the aging process, neurological conditions, changes in your blood pressure, inner ear issues, head trauma like a concussionand even medication.   I...
Posted on 2021-06-30

Aquatic Therapy (and why you would need it)

What is Aquatic Therapy and why would you need it?   Aquatic Therapy is physical therapy adapted to a pool setting. It uses the principles of water to aid and promote the healing of an individual’s specific therapy needs. Aquatic therapy is NOT water aerobics and contrary to popular belief, you do not need to know how to swim to participate! So, what principles of water make it different from traditional land-based therapy?   • First, there’s buoyancy, which is the...
Posted on 2020-10-26

Back Pain and Exercise during COVID-19

Back Pain and Exercise  during COVID - 19 By Lisa Simon Many of you are likely wanting to use this time to get into a good fitness routine and feel as good as you can, but this pandemic can make that challenging. You might like to go to the gym; you think your back pain would go away if you could drop some weight, eat better, and so on. But for many, going to the gym is NOT an option right now. Our clinicians are hearing this a lot! You may have started eating too much out of boredom and ...
Posted on 2020-10-19
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