Balance Awareness Week Coming Sept 14 – 20, 2015!!

BALANCE AWARENESS WEEK IS COMING!!!
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We are offering FREE Fall and Balance Screenings at our 3 Office locations the week of Sept 14 – 20, 2015.

We have 3 Locations to choose from:

Location #1: PASADENA
1720 E Washington Blvd, #208
Pasadena, CA 91104

Location #2: PALM DESERT
36867 Cook Street, #103
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Location #3: VICTORVILLE
12241 Industrial, Suite 205
Victorville, CA 92395

If you feel dizzy or just notice that your balance and coordination are just a little “off”, give us a call today and schedule your FREE Fall and Balance Screening!

800-489-6905

To find out what might be happening closer to you, you can visit Vestibular.org for more information.

Arthritis and Moving!

Approximately 50 Million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis – of which 2/3 are under the age of 65 – and are greatly impacted by this musculoskeletal disease of the joints.

There are 2 major types of arthritis – Osteoarthritis, the degenerative joint disease, and – Inflammatory Rheumatoid Arthritis, the auto-immune disease that inflames the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, so you can only be diagnosed by your physician.

It is important to recognize your risk factors including family history, excessive weight, joint overuse or injury, etc. Essential things to keep in mind if you have or are likely to have arthritis is to: 1) try to maintain a healthy body weight, 2) keep a regular exercise regime, 3) consider non-medicinal pain remedies and 4) be open to non traditional pain relief such as herbal supplements, massage, acupuncture, relaxation techniques and topical pain gels. Always check with your physician prior to anything new, as you want to make sure there are no complication with other remedies you are on.

Arthritis can affect how you move and your balance and coordination, and despite the fact that moving can be uncomfortable and at times painful, it is important to keep moving to prevent further complications from NOT moving.

We at Arroyo Physical Therapy can help you get more active by designing an exercise routine for your that will help keep you motivated, flexible, moving and reduce your risk of falls. Consider coming in for a free fall and balance screening and we will be happy to discuss your needs.

Summer is here!

Well… almost. Doesn’t seem like it really with the rain right now, however, its a good time to start thinking about being more active. I have made a commitment to start exercising more regularly and consistently and in addition to my home program, I am also hiking on the weekends with my dogs and swimming at the Rose-bowl. Its easy enough to get distracted and get bored with exercise, but I have found that it can help when you have a variety of activities to chose from or that you enjoy, and also to have a buddy help you stay committed to your routine. All it takes is a small amount of desire, some willingness to make change(s) and a commitment to get it done.

Exercise is PROVEN to aid in memory function, decrease risks for diseases, promote longevity, improve ones ability for mobility, balance and coordination.

So! I encourage you to find something that interests you: swimming, walking, golf, gymnastics, take a dance or a vocal class, art classes, photography, diving, SCUBA, gardening, dog walking, running, ping-pong, tennis, spinning, racket ball, skydiving, water polo, frisbee, etc. I don’t care what it is…. just get moving! It could save your life.