Cold Weather Makes Warm Ups Even More Important
Warm ups are always important. They gradually raise your heart rate, and get you breathing a little faster. This sends more oxygen, energy, and nutrients to your heart, lungs, and muscles so that they can perform at optimal levels. Warm ups also get the aerobic energy system started, which can take several minutes. Getting the aerobic energy system going before activity also helps you perform better. What's different in the cold?Our bodies have a few tricks to stay warm in the cold. One of th...
Posted on 2023-02-23
Staying Active with Back Pain
Studies suggest that about 8 percent of all adults have persistent or chronic back pain, limiting their abilities and movement. Back pain is something many--as many as 8 in 10 people--will experience in their lifetimes. A serious back injury, major back surgery, or experiencing occasional back pain can all disrupt your normal routine and lead you to become less active. If the pain starts to become unbearable, it may be tempting to take pain relievers and just rest in bed, but it is actually imp...
Posted on 2022-11-09
Study Shows: Physical Therapy Offers Patients Good Value
It's no secret that prices have been going up. Gas is expensive. Food is expensive. Housing prices have skyrocketed. If you're looking for ways to stretch your dollars, a new study suggests physical therapy might be one of the best values. Physical Therapy Saves CostsA study that looked at the claims data of 472,000 Medicare beneficiaries with back pain found that when physical therapy was the first treatment, costs were 19 lower than for people who were sent straight to surgery. The study also...
Posted on 2022-05-12
Therafit and its Director Darin McCarthy Recognized with Three Best Award for Physical Therapy
Award recognizing best local businesses recognizes Therafit and its director based on customer reviews, satisfaction, trust, cost, and general excellence LOWELL, MA – Jan. 19, 2021 – Therafit, a full-service orthopedic, sports and aquatic physical therapy center in Lowell, Massachusetts, is announcing that it and its director, Darin McCarthy have been recognized with a Three Best Rated® Award for Physical Therapy. Therafit has been providing orthopedic and sports injury c...
Posted on 2022-01-19
Backpack Dos & Don'ts for School, Work, & Hiking
No matter what our age or where we are going, everyone seems to have a lot of stuff to haul around. Whether you have a little one going off to school, are making your way to school or work, or are heading out on a single day or multi-day trek, a backpack is often the carrying mode of choice. The body’s strong back, abdominals, and legs take the load of transporting items when you use a good backpack rather than leaving that load up to the weaker arms and shoulders, such as when carrying a ...
Posted on 2021-09-03
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