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October 2014

Walking for Knee Osteoathritis

News: 2014 released 2 year study finds that walking 6000 steps or an hour a day improves knee function for those suffering knee pain from Osteoarthritis.  In fact, each additional 1000 steps/day was associated with a 16-18% reduction in functional limitation.  Get walking but if you sit down to read, see more at US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.  From MoveForwardPT.com

It’s October – Check your Gait

Do you ever have pain in your back, hip, knees, or feet after or during your everyday activities? It is not abnormal for joint pain to creep up on you after years of improper gait function. Osteoarthritis, for example, is a gradual degenerating of the joint cushioning. Knee and hip osteoarthritis can disrupt your normal gait as you compensate for pain and restricted joint motion. If you have had knee …Read More

5 Things PTs and Patients Should Question

Choosing Wisely is a national campaign to promote conversations between health care providers and patients about utilizing the most appropriate tests and treatments to optimize care and avoid waste. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) joined the national Choosing Wisely campaign, initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and created a list of “5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question.” In this episode, physical therapists Nancy White, PT, …Read More

Pain Treated With PT: Laura’s Story

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnJTqNOMzxo?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] At Avnew Health, we believe in physical therapy for restoring healthy movement to your joints.  Watch Laura’s story on MoveForwardPT.com.  Need Physical Therapy yourself?  We can help.  Avnew Health, we help you get moving again – pain free.

Why PT is important after surgery

Many patients focus so much on the hours spent at the hospital that they don’t consider the importance of rehabilitation after the operation.  Here are some of the reasons you may need to do PT after your operation: – See more at: http://www.physiquality.com/blog/?p=7332#sthash.sYoGO9py.dpuf

FEEL BETTER BETTER

We’ve come a long way!  It’s exciting to be part of a society that has so many ways to be well.  In modern day society, we can diagnose so much, treat so many diseases, and soothe our aches and pains.  There are many diseases that science is still fighting, but for the vast majority.. we are blessed with options, science, and advancement. For the majority, the question is not if …Read More

It’s National PT Month!

October is National Physical Therapy Month!  At Avnew Health, we are excited to recognize the important role physical therapists play in restoring health and movement. Any of your joints acting up? Wonder if physical therapy is a solution for you?  Stay tuned this month for the reveal of an exciting Avnew addition aimed at those aging joints.  For now, explore moveforwardpt.com for more on physical therapy and some great stories. If you need …Read More