As we start experiencing the chilly weather of winter or the hot weather of summer, you'll need to change your exercise routine to match—especially if you're fond of outdoor workouts. Monitoring the seasonal changes is essential to building healthy habits and maintaining your fitness level.
For more information about how to stay healthy throughout the year, call our team of physical therapists and personal trainers at Peacock Physical Therapy LLC, located in Waldorf, MD at 240-718-8103.
The holidays are often a hectic time. Planning activities, decorating, and buying gifts can take up so much energy that staying active often seems like a far-off dream. It doesn't have to be that way, though. With a few wellness tips in mind, you can incorporate exercise into your holiday events without needing a certified personal trainer.
For more information about how to stay healthy during the holiday season, call us here at Peacock Physical Therapy LLC, located in Waldorf, MD at 240-718-810
Every runner wants to increase their overall mileage. Unfortunately, many beginner runners let their enthusiasm override their body's needs. As a result, they may develop running injuries that cut their miles per week down to zero.
Building mileage takes time, consistency, and workouts to improve your stamina. You don't have to wait months to see results, though. With a few weeks of regular training, you can build mileage and become a stronger, faster runner.
Our team of physical therapists at Peacock Physical Therapy LLC created the ultimate guide to adding mileage while minimizing your risk of injuries. Read on for everything you need to know about optimal training load, raising your baseline mileage, and using training cycles to enhance your workouts.
If you're currently expecting, you probably feel tired and achy from carrying the extra weight of your baby. As a result, you're probably not thinking about exercise during pregnancy.
In reality, staying active can benefit your pregnancy in numerous ways. Our experienced staff of physical therapists at Peacock Physical Therapy Services LLC created this guide to help you feel strong and confident when exercising during your pregnancy.
For more information or to schedule a pregnancy exercise program consultation with our team, please get in touch with us today at 240 718 8103.
Sciatica symptoms can vary from having severe pain that radiates through the legs and feed to a burning sensation or the inability to put your full weight on one leg.
According to Harvard Health, approximately 40% of people experience sciatica at some point in their life, with about 10% of the population suffering at any given time.
Though it’s common to experience sciatica, it’s not normal.
In this article, you’ll learn tips on dealing with sciatic pain and what to do next to keep it from getting worse.
If you’re seeking physical therapy, you’re usually motivated by a desire to get rid of aches, pains or getting back to living your life and doing the things you love. . Maybe you’re even looking for an alternate route than surgery.
Your problem could be due to an accident, illness, injury, or recovery from surgery. Regardless of the cause, your number one goal is to get back to “normal.” You want to feel like you did “before.”
But what happens if your experience at a physical therapy clinic doesn’t meet your expectations? As you probably guessed, it can adversely affect your healing process. This situation often happens in a “big box” practice where physical therapy involves offering patients a one-size-fits-all treatment plan instead of individual and personal care.
A migraine headache is a common condition that can be incredibly draining. Conventional treatments, including medications, are often ineffective in alleviating headache pain.
Physical therapy can be vital to migraine headache management, depending on the cause and physical symptoms of the condition in migraine patients.
If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, physical therapists can provide you with long-term pain relief. Learn below about physical therapy as a migraine treatment.
If you experience pain in your hand and arm along with numbness or a tingling feeling, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). People who have a family history of CTS may not be able to avoid this condition and will likely experience it at some point between the ages of 18 and 64.
The good news is that, thanks to physical therapy science, CTS is highly treatable with PT, often without the need for surgery. If surgery is necessary to relieve symptoms of CTS, therapy following surgery can restore your wrist’s strength and prevent future problems.
Summer is here, which means that it's hot. In some parts of the U.S., midsummer of 2021 is hotter than ever before. The risk for heat-related illness spikes during the summer, so it's important to be extra cautious when exercising on those hot days to protect your health.
Heat exhaustion and other heat-related illness during hot weather are a real possibility. Whether you are just walking the dog or engaging in strenuous exercise, there is a greater risk to your health, so be sure to take precautions.
To urge you to stay safe and preserve your health during this hot weather, we at Peacock Physical Therapy Services put together this helpful guide on how to stay active, stay cool, and stay safe when under the sun.
If healthy aging is important to you, a lifestyle that includes healthy habits should be as well. However, some older adults may limit physical activity over concerns about safety, ability, or chronic health conditions. These worries may be due to the myth of aging and activity level, which holds back some older people from starting or maintaining an exercise regimen.
While you may not have the same performance, ability, or endurance that you did when you were younger, that does not mean you cannot benefit from regular exercise. Here is what you need to know to stay active and stop believing in the myths about aging.
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