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You Can Dance If You Want To

November 16, 2011

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Since I cancelled my cable, I’ve been watching more Netflix.  Recently I was browsing through the “Suggestions for You” category when I found “Gotta Dance” a documentary about the first-ever senior citizen hip hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets.  It’s a story about people being active at any age and against odds… it’s scary […]

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Anti-aging Exercise: Part II

July 9, 2010


“Getting old isn’t for sissies.” This bit of wisdom has been told to me more than once by clients following joint replacement surgery and many of them prove the statement to be true.  Dealing with the movement impairments related to aging takes its toll, physicaly and mentally.  As we get older there are certain things […]

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Anti-aging Exercise: Part I

July 2, 2010


For centuries we have tried to escape the inevitable: aging.  There may be Botox, but there is no fountain of youth that can stop all of the effects of gravity and time.  Luckily for our joints and muscles, we do have exercise.  I’m not simply proposing that any random activity or exercise will combat aging […]

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Falls Prevention: Skip a Slip and Save a Life

January 8, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!  Your Geaux 2 PT was having a jolly good time in Great Britain and is refreshed and ready to write about some very important subjects.   I’m starting 2010’s blog with a topic that is near and dear to me: preventing falls in […]

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Compression Garments in PT

November 27, 2009


In physical therapy, I see a variety of patients with conditions that have associated swelling or edema.  Many patients post-operatively suffer from swelling that is very painful and restricts mobility.  Compression garments can be an extremely useful self management tool for many types of swelling.  The most common type of garments used are compression stockings […]

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The Silent Killer

November 6, 2009


Bones are living tissue, constantly breaking down and rebuilding.  They respond to the stresses placed on them, building more bone when there is more demand and breaking down when there isn’t.  Weight-bearing exercise stimulates the bones to rebuild.   When we are sedentary there isn’t demand to build, thus the rate of breaking down bone can […]

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