Population Health

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The burden of musculoskeletal conditions is significant in terms of treatment and care. These conditions impact your quality of life, mobility, and productivity. This results in more missed days at work. In 2011, the annual U.S. cost for treatment and lost wages related to musculoskeletal disorders was $213 billion. That, on its own, is significant. Now, add the burden of …

Fishing Season is Here! Are You Ready?

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Warmer weather is here, which means anglers are ready to get on the water! While most of us enjoy fishing for fun and relaxation, long hours of repetitive casting, bending, and standing can take its toll on your body. Anglers who fish in tournaments, in particular, are at an increased risk for repetitive injuries. This could include tennis elbow, rotator …

PT/OT During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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As essential healthcare workers, a physical or occupational therapist’s job is to help improve the health and wellness of the community. During this current health crisis, therapists can continue providing care for health problems that may be limiting your ability to perform daily activities. This allows primary care doctors, specialists, and emergency room doctors to treat those who need the …

E-Visits & Telehealth

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In an announcement from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Impact is now able to offer PT/OT services via digital communications. Previously, PT/OT were not covered services for telemedicine. In other words, Medicare will now cover e-visits for PT/OT for the foreseeable future. Some private insurances are now covering telehealth services to PT/OT, as well. We are also …

Chapter 6: Ode to Nana

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So, here’s the thing. Last week I decided it was time to increase my workouts. I wasn’t getting sore anymore and I’ve been feeling pretty good, so the timing seemed right. Oh, how wrong I was! Always do the Math! We have a couple of workout classes that come on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Recently, we’ve made their workouts harder to …

Chapter 5: Consistency is Key

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As I sit here eating Starburst jellybeans, I can’t help but feel accomplished. No, that’s not sarcasm. This week I’ve completely dominated my workouts! Tuesday I felt so good during/after the workout I actually ended up doing more than I had programmed. What’s happening to me?! Coming off last week, I didn’t know if I could keep doing this. The …

Impact Athlete of the Week 2/24/20: Devon Hightower

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This week, we have an interesting situation, in that we only have one nominee. We decided to go ahead and let everyone vote, because this athlete deserves the recognition! Devon scored the game winning shot at the buzzer! Show Devon your support by voting for her! Devon Hightower Wins Athlete of the Week! Congrats, Devon!!

Breakfast Smoothie

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Many of our patients ask us for ideas for a healthy and quick breakfast. Oklahoma is ranked last in the nation for fruit and vegetable consumption!  Many of us fall short in getting the recommended  ½ plate serving of fruits and vegetables for breakfast. If you’re one of these people, a smoothie may be the answer for you! A Quick, …

Developing Dysfunction Along with Fitness

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After a fast start in January with resolutions, many people are trying to continue their fitness routines this month. Exercise can be a struggle, but it shouldn’t be painful. If you can run a good time in a 5k, but have aches and pains for days after, you likely have a problem. If you are increasing your PR in the …

Chapter 4: Veggie Tales

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I think it’s safe to say we all like instant gratification. I can’t imagine someone not liking their hard work immediately praised. It’s the reason I love mowing or cutting hay; immediate results! You know what doesn’t provide instant results? Exercising! I would be far more likely to enjoy exercising if, after one workout, I could see a difference. Unfortunately, …