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Fall Risk Awareness & Prevention: Sit-To-Stand Self Test By Biagio Mazza So, what are some easy self-tests that you can do to assess your fall risk? One of my favorites that we utilize at Elite Sports Medicine and Physical Therpay is a 30-second sit-to-stand test. Essentially what you're gonna do is your gonna find a chair. Be sure it has a sturdy base and will not move easily. You are not allowed to use the arms in this test. This test will require you to count your repetitions f...
Posted on 2019-01-28
Are You At Risk For Falls and Ultimately, Fall-Related Injuries? By Biagio Mazza The first thing we're going to talk about with respect to falls is really what is your risk for falls, and what are the risk factors that people have for falls. The unfortunate thing is that one of every three Americans over the age of 65 fall each year... And there's a high percentage of those that it becomes a fall that has an injury to it and unfortunately the series of events that occur with falls can b...
Posted on 2019-01-25
Have You Scheduled Your Annual PT Exam? By Biagio Mazza Today we are going to talk about the concept of an annual physical therapy visit. Obviously, I'm biased, I'm a physical therapist. But I'll tell you that, as a healthy person, many people think about going to their doctor once a year. They think about going to their dentist once a year. How many times do you take your car in for oil changes, or should you take your car in for oil changes multiple times over the course of the year?...
Posted on 2019-01-18
THREE GOALS TO MAKE YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS GOALS LAST By Biagio Mazza Today we are going to talk about something you could probably look up and see dozens of videos and read dozens of articles on, but I'm going to give you my specific spin to it here, and that's about motivating yourself to maintain fitness goals, specifically fitness activity goals. I'm going to give three pretty simple suggestions, but they're things I think that sometimes people forget. One thing is to set realistic ...
Posted on 2019-01-07
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR POSTURE & PHYSICAL HEALTH WHEN SITTING By Biagio Mazza These tips will teach you more about an ideal sitting position and how you can utilize a few inexpensive props to support your body and take some pressure off of various areas of your body such as knees, back, neck, and more.
Posted on 2018-12-28
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