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Americans spend approximately 8.5 hours each day facing screens, such as TVs, computers, cellphones, and GPS devices, according to the Council for Research Excellence.

This amount of time spent seated can cause increased stress on the joints and muscles if proper posture is not maintained.

Here are some easy-to-follow steps for improving your posture within the workspace:

•The computer screen should be at eye level or slightly below eye level. This will decrease the strain on the neck muscles from looking up and down multiple times throughout the day.
•Sit facing forward with the computer screen directly in front of you. If you have an L-shaped desk, don’t place your monitor in the corner as this will cause increased strain on the neck and lower back from having to twist to face the monitor.
•Adjust your chair height. Make sure that your feet are flat on the floor with hips slightly higher than knees and your bottom all the way back in the chair. This will allow for optimal spine alignment. Placing a rolled-up towel in the lower back will increase the natural curve of the spine and improve support throughout the body. Adjust the chair arm rests so your elbows are supported. This will decrease strain on your neck and allow the muscles to relax.
•Use a rolling keyboard tray. This will keep the wrists in a neutral position and will improve upper-body posture by making sure you do not have to perform a shoulder shrug to reach the keyboard as you would if it were on the top of the desk.
•Keep everything within an arm’s reach. You shouldn’t feel like you have to lean forward to reach items on the desk. If your back is no longer supported by the rolled-up towel, you have reached too far.
•Most important, take breaks and get up from your chair. Doing this multiple times throughout the day will increase blood flow and decrease fatigue.

Americans spend approximately 8.5 hours each day facing screens, such as TVs, computers, cellphones, and GPS devices, according to the Council for Research Excellence.

This amount of time spent seated can cause increased stress on the joints and muscles if proper posture is not maintained.

Here are some easy-to-follow steps for improving your posture within the workspace:

•The computer screen should be at eye level or slightly below eye level. This will decrease the strain on the neck muscles from looking up and down multiple times throughout the day.
•Sit facing forward with the computer screen directly in front of you. If you have an L-shaped desk, don’t place your monitor in the corner as this will cause increased strain on the neck and lower back from having to twist to face the monitor.
•Adjust your chair height. Make sure that your feet are flat on the floor with hips slightly higher than knees and your bottom all the way back in the chair. This will allow for optimal spine alignment. Placing a rolled-up towel in the lower back will increase the natural curve of the spine and improve support throughout the body. Adjust the chair arm rests so your elbows are supported. This will decrease strain on your neck and allow the muscles to relax.
•Use a rolling keyboard tray. This will keep the wrists in a neutral position and will improve upper-body posture by making sure you do not have to perform a shoulder shrug to reach the keyboard as you would if it were on the top of the desk.
•Keep everything within an arm’s reach. You shouldn’t feel like you have to lean forward to reach items on the desk. If your back is no longer supported by the rolled-up towel, you have reached too far.
•Most important, take breaks and get up from your chair. Doing this multiple times throughout the day will increase blood flow and decrease fatigue.

09/24/2021

Balance and stability can be improved with exercise. A trained physical therapist can help determine the most appropriate program for your needs…which may even include a little help from a friend.

#FallPreventionAwarenessWeek

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week:

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+? But, the good news is that YOU have the power to reduce your risk.

These are some simple things you can do to prevent yourself from falling.

• Speak openly with a health care provider to evaluate your risk.
• Review any new medications with your doctor or pharmacist.
• Have your eyes checked, and be sure to update your eyeglasses if needed.
• If you have difficulty walking, a Physical Therapist can help your balance, strength, and movement.
• Have a safety assessment done on your home.

Fall Prevention Awareness Week:

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+? But, the good news is that YOU have the power to reduce your risk.

These are some simple things you can do to prevent yourself from falling.

• Speak openly with a health care provider to evaluate your risk.
• Review any new medications with your doctor or pharmacist.
• Have your eyes checked, and be sure to update your eyeglasses if needed.
• If you have difficulty walking, a Physical Therapist can help your balance, strength, and movement.
• Have a safety assessment done on your home.

Timeline Photos 09/22/2021

Fall Prevention Awareness Week:

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, more than 2,000 participants aged 50 to 80 years old were surveyed online in January 2021 about changes to their activities since March 2020.

Respondents were asked about health behaviors such as physical activity and daily time spent on their feet; social isolation such as companionship and perceived isolation; physical function including mobility and physical conditioning; and falls and fear of falling.

Investigators found that:
37% of respondents reported reduced physical activity levels;
35% reported reduced daily time spent on their feet;
37% reported lack of companionship; and
46% reported social isolation.

If pain, injury, or other personal factors are limiting your ability to be active, physical therapy can help.

Our physical therapists perform comprehensive evaluations to determine any musculoskeletal impairments or functional limitations that should be addressed in your active lifestyle plan. We can recommend appropriate exercises, environmental modifications, or lifestyle changes to help you meet your health and well-being goals.

Our team is here to empower you to lead a happier and healthier life at EVERY age through exercise, especially in a time of social distancing.

Fall Prevention Awareness Week:

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, more than 2,000 participants aged 50 to 80 years old were surveyed online in January 2021 about changes to their activities since March 2020.

Respondents were asked about health behaviors such as physical activity and daily time spent on their feet; social isolation such as companionship and perceived isolation; physical function including mobility and physical conditioning; and falls and fear of falling.

Investigators found that:
37% of respondents reported reduced physical activity levels;
35% reported reduced daily time spent on their feet;
37% reported lack of companionship; and
46% reported social isolation.

If pain, injury, or other personal factors are limiting your ability to be active, physical therapy can help.

Our physical therapists perform comprehensive evaluations to determine any musculoskeletal impairments or functional limitations that should be addressed in your active lifestyle plan. We can recommend appropriate exercises, environmental modifications, or lifestyle changes to help you meet your health and well-being goals.

Our team is here to empower you to lead a happier and healthier life at EVERY age through exercise, especially in a time of social distancing.

Timeline Photos 09/21/2021

Fall Prevention Awareness Week:

Balance problems that can lead to a fall can manifest as tripping, swaying, stumbling, dizziness as well as vertigo.

A person challenged with balance issues can grow fearful of performing daily activities and, as a result, lose muscle strength when avoiding strenuous movements.

According to the CDC, "Some of the major consequences of falls among older adults, are hip fractures, brain injuries, decline in functional abilities, and reductions in social and physical activities."

The more risk factors a person has – older victims typically have two or more – the greater the chance of falling.

But while factors such as advanced age or a history of falls can't be changed, physical therapy CAN help.

Learn more about how we screen patients who are at risk: https://bit.ly/3rnNT0m

Fall Prevention Awareness Week:

Balance problems that can lead to a fall can manifest as tripping, swaying, stumbling, dizziness as well as vertigo.

A person challenged with balance issues can grow fearful of performing daily activities and, as a result, lose muscle strength when avoiding strenuous movements.

According to the CDC, "Some of the major consequences of falls among older adults, are hip fractures, brain injuries, decline in functional abilities, and reductions in social and physical activities."

The more risk factors a person has – older victims typically have two or more – the greater the chance of falling.

But while factors such as advanced age or a history of falls can't be changed, physical therapy CAN help.

Learn more about how we screen patients who are at risk: https://bit.ly/3rnNT0m

Timeline Photos 09/20/2021

It’s Fall Prevention Awareness Week...and life, it turns out, literally is a balancing act. The longer we live, the more challenged we are to stay on our feet.

Consider that more than 30 percent of people aged 65 and older will fall this year. If you reach age 80, your odds of falling increase to better than 50 percent.

How can PT Help: A physical therapist will ask questions and/or perform tests related to motion, strength, coordination, vision and balance. If a fall risk is identified, physical therapy will address mobility issues such as walking speed, balance and proprioception, strength, flexibility, posture and pain.

It’s Fall Prevention Awareness Week...and life, it turns out, literally is a balancing act. The longer we live, the more challenged we are to stay on our feet.

Consider that more than 30 percent of people aged 65 and older will fall this year. If you reach age 80, your odds of falling increase to better than 50 percent.

How can PT Help: A physical therapist will ask questions and/or perform tests related to motion, strength, coordination, vision and balance. If a fall risk is identified, physical therapy will address mobility issues such as walking speed, balance and proprioception, strength, flexibility, posture and pain.

Overcoming injury to achieve USA Field Hockey dreams. - BenchMark 09/17/2021

Overcoming injury to achieve USA Field Hockey dreams. - BenchMark

As we enter into the youth field hockey season, take a look at USA Field Hockey defender Julia Young's story of how she overcame injury to achieve her goals. With toughness, grit, and the help of physical therapy, she is back on the field.

Overcoming injury to achieve USA Field Hockey dreams. - BenchMark As it did with the rest of the sports world, COVID-19 stopped the U.S. women’s national field hockey team in its tracks. USA Field Hockey, on March 20, announced the suspension of all activities in light of the pandemic and encouraged its athletes to self-quarantine in their homes. Julia Young, a ...

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Did you know that a physical therapy post-Covid recovery program is available and can improve your quality of life?

Our skilled therapists will create an individualized plan of care by implementing exercise, strengthening, cardiovascular training, functional training, education, and manual therapy.

Phases of COVID Recovery Program:
Stage 1: Evaluation of current status, baseline measures, and initiation of basic exercise program

Stage 2: Expanded breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, strengthening, and hands-on treatment to improve cardio-respiratory function

Stage 3: Progression to longer aerobic workouts, increased strengthening, and
functional activities

Stage 4: Return to activities such as work, play, sports/athletics, and hobbies with a focus on long-term adherence

To learn more about how physical therapy can help with your post-Covid recovery, please visit us online: https://bit.ly/3rnNT0m

Did you know that a physical therapy post-Covid recovery program is available and can improve your quality of life?

Our skilled therapists will create an individualized plan of care by implementing exercise, strengthening, cardiovascular training, functional training, education, and manual therapy.

Phases of COVID Recovery Program:
Stage 1: Evaluation of current status, baseline measures, and initiation of basic exercise program

Stage 2: Expanded breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, strengthening, and hands-on treatment to improve cardio-respiratory function

Stage 3: Progression to longer aerobic workouts, increased strengthening, and
functional activities

Stage 4: Return to activities such as work, play, sports/athletics, and hobbies with a focus on long-term adherence

To learn more about how physical therapy can help with your post-Covid recovery, please visit us online: https://bit.ly/3rnNT0m

Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

Today marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. September 15th is particularly significant because it marks the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Our #UpstreamFamily is deeply grateful for our Hispanic American staff and patients throughout the country.

#HispanicHeritageMonth

Today marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. September 15th is particularly significant because it marks the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Our #UpstreamFamily is deeply grateful for our Hispanic American staff and patients throughout the country.

#HispanicHeritageMonth

Timeline Photos 09/14/2021

September is World Alzheimer's Month! 💜

Seniors and individuals with Alzheimer's have a greater risk of falling, which can cause serious injury. Fall prevention strategies can help you stay on your feet and allow you to lead a more independent lifestyle.

Ask your physical therapist for an assessment of your risk for falls.

September is World Alzheimer's Month! 💜

Seniors and individuals with Alzheimer's have a greater risk of falling, which can cause serious injury. Fall prevention strategies can help you stay on your feet and allow you to lead a more independent lifestyle.

Ask your physical therapist for an assessment of your risk for falls.

Timeline Photos 09/13/2021

In-Clinic, Telehealth, or a combination of both? Learn which therapy option is right for you!

In-Clinic, Telehealth, or a combination of both? Learn which therapy option is right for you!

Timeline Photos 09/11/2021

“September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.” — Geraldine Brooks

Courage, love, hope and resilience. Today we honor the memory of those who lost their lives 20 years ago today.

#neverforget #911day

“September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.” — Geraldine Brooks

Courage, love, hope and resilience. Today we honor the memory of those who lost their lives 20 years ago today.

#neverforget #911day

Timeline Photos 09/10/2021

September is Pain Awareness Month.

Chronic or persistent pain affects millions of Americans. But, did you know that physical therapy is recommended as a first-line treatment for chronic pain by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? It's their urge to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safer alternatives for chronic pain. The benefits of physical therapy include decreased pain, improved mobility, increased independence, and reduced risk of other health problems.

Learn how physical therapy can help your chronic pain https://bit.ly/3BYCXMk

September is Pain Awareness Month.

Chronic or persistent pain affects millions of Americans. But, did you know that physical therapy is recommended as a first-line treatment for chronic pain by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? It's their urge to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safer alternatives for chronic pain. The benefits of physical therapy include decreased pain, improved mobility, increased independence, and reduced risk of other health problems.

Learn how physical therapy can help your chronic pain https://bit.ly/3BYCXMk

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Tuesday 7am - 6pm
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