Blood Flow Restriction Training: A Physical Rehabilitation Game Changer

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New advanced technology to help you recover quicker. An in depth look at how it works. Getting strong is hard. Rehab after injury is hard. Unfortunately, losing muscle after periods of inactivity or immobilization is not hard. Muscle is easy to lose, but hard to gain. Even brief periods of decreased activity can cause a significant amount of muscle loss …

Sitting: Could it be the new smoking?

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It may feel nice to sit & relax, but too much can hinder your health! Sitting for an extended period increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, diabetes, varicose veins, DVTs, and some cancers. Not only does it increase our risk for these chronic diseases, but it also weakens our muscles and causes weight gain. Our bodies are made …

Our Team Is Growing!

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Welcome Kelly Bailey, DPT Kelly Bailey, DPT recently joined our team at IMPACT! She is originally from the Chicago suburbs, but mainly grew up in central Arkansas. Kelly graduated from Harding University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in General Studies. Later, in 2016, she graduated from Harding University Physical Therapy with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While in her undergrad …

Stop Icing

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From a young age we’re taught that if something hurts or you injure yourself, you should put ice on it. If you sprain your ankle at practice, wrapping a bag of ice tightly around the injured area is the first step in treatment. We do this because we’ve been told that icing helps reduce harmful inflammation and swelling, and even …

Tips To Keep You Young!

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Aging is inevitable, but you can still be healthy, active, and preserve your quality of life! Staying Active It is so important to stay active as we age. Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help build muscle and keep bones strong to avoid unwanted falls and injuries. Diet Diet is another factor to consider when getting older. …

Healthy Snack Options

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What do avocado toast, salsa, and peanut butter balls have in common? They’re all healthy snacks! Check out these recipes for simple, delicious snacks that won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards!

Exercising Post COVID-19

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Getting back into shape after COVID-19 can be a struggle. How can you get back to having an active lifestyle and regain your quality of life? Following a few tips can make it an easier transition. First, you may consider talking to a doctor or your primary care physician before engaging in high level activities. This is especially recommended if …

Joint Pain — Common, But Not Normal

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Did you know… There are 360 joints in the human body! If you are having joint pain, why? What can you do to relieve it? Joint pain can be caused by arthritis, bursitis, or inflammation. So, what caused the inflammation? Injury or trauma? Repetitive activity? Exercising incorrectly? Or it could be… foods that are high in sugars?! Doctors can do …

National Sleep Awareness Month

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month! Although many people enjoy sleep, we rarely get a sufficient amount. In fact, only 67% of adults and 22% of high school students get adequate sleep. On top of this, 3 out of 5 people are light sleepers. We need to do better! Follow these tips for better sleep: Get about 20-30 minutes of …

Don’t Forget to Exercise!

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We all know exercise keeps us strong and maintains our weight, but did you know it also helps brain function and can prevent the onset of cognitive decline? Aerobic exercise improves memory, delays the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and even increases the part of your brain that stores memories (hippocampus). All you need is 30-60 minutes a few times a …

Heavy Backpacks: Stresses on the Spine

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As the summer winds down and school starts, children are toting around heavy backpacks full of books and supplies. Children from elementary to high school have a variety of supplies in their bags: laptops, books, athletic gear, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. This raises the question: how heavy is too heavy? The Facts Concerns surrounding spinal problems in adolescents is …