Winter Slip and Fall Safety Tips

by bethdole, December 17, 2014

Slips and falls account for 300,000 serious injuries and 20,000 deaths a year. With winter approaching once again, it is important for you and your family to be aware of  slip and fall prevention strategies: Although your hands might be cold, don’t put them in your pockets when you are navigating wintry stretches. If you slip, […]


Cold weather changes our posture causing aches and pains

by bethdole, December 1, 2014

Cold weather changes our posture causing aches and pains, but how can you tell if it is angina? Having poor posture when it is cold can contribute to aches and pains in the same areas that people complain of angina discomfort. When the cold weather hits many cardiac rehabilitation patients begin having complaints of discomfort […]


Happy Holidays!

by bethdole, November 25, 2014

Happy Holidays!   Special thanks to all of you that supported us this year and if we can be of assistance at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. 231-932-9014


 Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

by bethdole, November 17, 2014

Winter is upon us. The cold, blustery, snowy days mean snow removal is going to be part of our lives for the next few months.  All that bending and heavy lifting can put you at serious risk for injury. Shoveling improperly could lead to a strained back, and worse yet heart attacks. These tips are […]


Can you get up off the floor? It’s important for your longevity and quality of life.

by bethdole, November 4, 2014

Sit. Stand. Repeat. This little trick — a deceptively simple measure of flexibility and strength — can predict who will live longer and whose lives will be cut short, according to a study by Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araujo. He uses the test with athletes, but he also uses it to lay out the stakes […]


Do you think about the foods you eat and how they impact your health?

by bethdole, October 29, 2014

Take just a minute and reflect back on your younger years and the excitement that came with the prospect of bringing home a big bag of candy. Harmless, right? Eating sweets in moderation probably isn’t so bad but the truth is that added sugar in our diets is actually a big problem.Part of our profession’s […]


Do you take time to stretch as part of your fitness routine?

by bethdole, October 28, 2014

Flexibility is Part of Fitness This month we have three gentle range of motion exercises for your lower back and hips. Click here and you will find this program at the bottom of the page. There are videos available as well. Make sure that you ask your physical therapist or physician before you start this […]


Tips for avoiding back pain when raking leaves

by bethdole, October 15, 2014

12 tips when raking leaves to help you avoid back pain. Warm up – Take a 5-10 minute brisk walk to warm up your muscles. There is no scientific evidence that stretching before an activity prevents injury. Some flexion stretches such as bending to touch the toes first thing in the morning can cause injury. […]


Are you fit after 50?

by bethdole, October 13, 2014

Are you fit after 50? Here are some great tips regarding exercise as we age. Even if you’ve been physically active throughout your life, you may need to modify your workout regimen to accommodate the changes that come with aging. A regular exercise program should include light strength training to improve balance, as well as […]