Why is Lifestyle Medicine Essential to Sustainable Health?

What is Lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle medicine (defined by The American College of Lifestyle Medicine) is, “an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones – such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky  substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system.”  This…

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7 Myths about Falls at Home

​Winter often brings thoughts of preparation for nasty slippery weather. As health care professionals, these thoughts are accompanied by heightened concerns for accidents related to falls for the general public due to these weather conditions. Although fall risk is not limited to the elderly, it is especially concerning for the elderly populations in our communities.…

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Wright Physical Therapy’s Vivid Vision

At Wright Physical Therapy we are passionate about where we want to go as an organization, how we make that happen and changing as many lives as we can in the process. Our Vivid Vision is a reflection of just that and it’s why we continue to do what we do at Wright Physical Therapy.…

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What to Expect with Post Concussion Therapy

Symptoms of Concussions Symptoms of concussion vary greatly from person to person and can change rapidly. These can include dizziness, irritability, mental fogginess, “not feeling right”, confusion, headaches, or memory loss to name a few. The promising news is, whether you’ve been in a car accident or a sports-related collision, Wright Physical Therapy (WPT) has…

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How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Cancer Patients

When faced with cancer, having the right medical and support team becomes exponentially  more critical.  Oncology teams skillfully lead the way in managing a myriad of symptoms and complications that arise.  In conjunction with oncology teams, physical therapy is an integral part of healthcare as they help patients regain their functional strength and balance.  Physical…

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Minimizing Opioid Use Through Physical Therapy

In response to the growing opioid crisis, the CDC has established opioid prescription guidelines (as of March 2016) with hopes to lower the number of opioid abuse related deaths across the country. According to the CDC, sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, yet there has not been an overall change in…

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The Ergonomic Workstation

Having an ergonomic workstation means that your desk and the things on it are arranged in such a way, that they prevent injury and are well within reach and use. An ergonomic workstation also promotes good posture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying…

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Heel Pain, Is It Really Plantar Fasciitis?

Heel Pain, Is It Really Plantar Fasciitis? By Reagan Ward, PT, DPT, OCS   Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in the human foot, however, new research suggests that not every case of plantar heel pain is truly plantar fasciitis. In this article we will educate on the general anatomy of…

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Body Weight Exercises To Do at Home

What Body Weight Exercises Can I Do At Home? It is no secret that our communities have met very real challenges since the outbreak of COVID-19.  Many people have had hardships that are extensive, and our hearts go out with compassion to all of our friends and communities striving to keep healthy and gain stability. …

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Top Low Back Exercises for Those Who Sit

Top Low Back Exercises for Those Who Sit Human tissues under a low load over sustained periods of time will deform permanently if not changed to reverse the load or relieve it. Our spines, hips and lower extremities are prone to this tissue change from prolonged positions.  What is more, our lives are more prone…

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