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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

20 Mar, 2019

5 Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Athletes

As an athlete, you already know that you’ve got to maintain optimal health if you want to keep playing the sport you love. Physical therapy with an experienced physical therapist is a big part of that, especially when you’re recovering from an injury. One of the main parts of a good physical therapy regimen after

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20 Feb, 2019

Focus on the Form: How to do a Correct Deadlift

The deadlift is one of the most effective movements in the sports and fitness world. When done correctly, this lift can drastically improve your total body strength and power (especially in your posterior chain and core) and stimulate your central nervous system. It can be a fantastic addition to the fitness routine of virtually anyone

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20 Jan, 2019

The Importance of Proper Recovery

The recovery period that you allow yourself between workouts is when the real improvement in your body’s systems takes place. If you don’t take a recovery period, your muscles won’t be able to repair, rebuild and strengthen at maximum efficiency. If you have any questions about how to properly incorporate recovery into your schedule, you

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10 Jan, 2019

Protect Your Joints! 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Exercising

The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week. That time drops to 75 minutes if the activity is vigorously aerobic. Add in strength training twice a week, and you’re looking at a long, healthy, energized life. But what about your joints? How do you

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10 Nov, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

If there’s one thing that you can count on a SCAR Physical Therapy physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance is important. But whether you’re an athlete, or someone coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Read on to learn more

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5 Apr, 2018

Is Your Diet Hurting You? Reducing Inflammation with Better Choices

Everyone knows that healthy eating is essential to your quality of life and longevity. But there are so many diet trends, supplements, and meal plans – with conflicting reports and advice – that it’s challenging to know what’s best. An anti-inflammatory diet isn’t an unproven fad or short-term eating plan for weight loss. It’s a

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20 Oct, 2017

Top 5 Benefits of Pilates for Seniors

We’ve all heard of the “Graying of America.” According to the U.S. Census, nearly 1 in 5 of the nation’s residents will be age 65 or older by 2030. More of us are living longer, and we strive to maintain and improve our quality of life during our “golden years.” Unfortunately, for many, physical limitations

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11 Aug, 2016

How to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

We all know that getting outside more and staying active is good for our mind and body. However, if you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains, you may find it difficult to stay active. Here are some easy changes to help you get back to the activities you

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