On July 4, 1776 our forefathers made the momentous decision to choose freedom and approved the signing of the Declaration of Independence. One year later, they celebrated in Philadelphia by participating in a ceremonial dinner including fireworks and ringing of bells.
Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, spend more time woodworking or gardening, take up golf or walk the numerous vineyard and trails of Loudoun County, your physical fitness level will be a factor.
Posture, fitness and flexibility are critical to help remain fit and injury free for any sport, particularly golf. The achievements of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Lexi Thompson and Sung Hyun Park highlight an athleticism associated with a sport that once was considered leisurely. Today’s golfers – both amateurs and professionals – are training to be stronger and more flexible, capable of far more powerful swings than ever before.
Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from arthritis pain? The good news is you are not alone and your friends at Chiron Physical Therapy stand ready to help you relieve your pain and keep you moving.
It’s the perfect time of year to make an appointment with your physical therapist for a body movement screening, which is simply a way of identifying how your body functions during a variety of movements. A physical therapy checkup that includes a movement screen will ensure that you’re physically able to engage in popular spring and summer adventures.
In recognition of National Nurses Appreciation Week, Chiron Physical Therapy joins in celebrating and thanking nurses who serve in our communities across Loudoun County, Northern Virginia and everywhere in between and beyond the state.
For the average bike ride, an individual will average 90 revolutions per minute or 5,400 strokes per hour. While biking yields tremendous cardiovascular and physical fitness benefits, the repetitive motion of cycling can lead to wear and tear on the cartilage, ligaments and tendons surrounding one’s joints. The physical therapists of Chiron want to reduce your risk of strains, sprains and injury and keep you riding all season.
Everyone knows that exercise is a part of healthy living but do you consider a stretching routine part of your exercise program or as an afterthought that gets done only if time permits? Since no one ever has enough time, it’s time for you to reconsider how you view stretching and consider adding it to your daily routine whether you exercise or not.
Spring has officially arrived. Golf clubs, gardening tools, bikes, sneakers and other outdoor accessories are being taken off the shelves and dusted off with eager anticipation of warmer weather and longer hours of daylight. But before you jump from the couch to “weekend warrior” mode remember while it is important to be physically active, it is just as important to avoid injuries at the same time.