Free Upcoming Events!!!!

Senior Fair
September 11th , 10:00 am – Noon
Keneseth Israel Synagogue
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park
Sponsored by Rep. Steve McCarter
Senior Fair
September 18th , 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Pavilion
261 Old York Road, Jenkintown
Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean
Prevent your own back & neck pain!
October 1st , 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Elkins Park Library
563 Church Road, Elkins Park

 

Backpack Tips

1.  Wear both straps so the load is balanced evenly.

2.  The pack should rest evenly in the middle of the back, not below the low back.

3.  The pack should be no more than 10-15% of body weight.

4.  Straps should allow one to easily remove the pack, but should not be loose – this allows the load to drop too low.

Tips for Staying Healthy on Campus

Campus Cardio: Walk, swim, bicycle 30 mins per day

De-Stress With Stretching: Yoga or tai chi 2-3X/wk

Get Your Beauty Sleep: Create quiet hours to allow for 6-8 hours of restful sleep

Take Five: Get away from the computer screen often, walk around, stretch, loosen up.

Eat Some Greens: Plenty of fruits and veggies!

Fight the Flu: Get a flu shot, you are in close quarters with many new people where flu is spread the easiest

Chug Some Water: Dehydration causes fatigue and can make you more susceptible to flu and infections

Back Off the Drinks: Alcohol causes accidents and injuries and allows illnesses to get their hold

Find Your BFFs: Having someone to talk to is important for mental health

Work Out in Your Dorm Room: If there isn’t a gym, you can do push ups, jumping jacks, squats, to stay active !

 

unnamed (2)

New Service:  Ergonomic evaluations!!!

If you are having difficulty adjusting your chair or computer at home or at work there is help available!
 I am able to come to your home or office to evaluate and provide suggestions to allow you to be more comfortable.   (Fee based on time and distance)   Call me for an appointment! 215 884 1709.

 

Research Corner:

Gregg CD, McIntosh G, Hall H, Hoffman CW;Prognostic factors associated low back pain outcomes J Primary Healthcare; 6;23-30, 2014.

Retrospective analysis of 1076 patients treated over 3 years with multivariate analysis to determine prognostic factors that were associated with outcome. Shorter duration of pain, lower baseline pain, intermittent pain, and a directional preference for extension were all associated with better outcomes.

 

Complimentary Consultations! Help a friend! If you know someone who you believe would benefit from McKenzie PT, but they are reluctant or say “they’ve already been to PT”, just give them this coupon. I’ll be happy to sit down with them and discuss their particular problem and describe the differences with the McKenzie Method.