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5 Things To Do in Hammond This Spring and Summer

Last quarter we focused on things you can do in the Hammond area during the winter. This quarter we are continuing that series (…and adding to it) with things you can in the Hammond area this Spring.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbohydrate Intake

Carbs aren’t always the enemy, just like fats aren’t always the enemy.  They key to success when counting macros/watching what you eat is making an educated decision.  Below you will find some suggestions for replacing some carb-filled foods with lighter, healthier and less carb-filled substitutes.  Our wellness and weight loss coordinator is constantly educating her clients on the right choices to make when meal prepping or eating on the go. 

The Unquestionable Link Between Nutrition and Pain

It may be surprising for you to learn that a poor diet could be exacerbating your chronic pain. But how? Although different people respond differently to different foods, there are a few main culprits that tend to cause inflammation in the majority of people. These foods include sugar, dairy, gluten, and processed/refined foods.

Why the shoulder may get injured…

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body. It’s so flexible that, unlike other joints, it has very few ligaments holding it together. Instead, it has a group of muscles, the Rotator Cuff, that act like adjustable ligaments to stabilize the joint in any position.  The Rotator Cuff stabilizes the joint whether you are reaching overhead or doing pushups. Here we discuss the importance of a healthy shoulder, what helps stabilize the shoulder and how to get help if you are having issues with your shoulder(s).

Joint Replacement Therapy

People who have suffered joint pain for many years are usually very happy to have the diseased joint replaced with an artificial one. Joint replacements routinely free people from the misery and limitation of joint disease and restore them to active, pain-free lives where they don’t have to take medication every day to control their joint pain.

Five People Who Should Go Straight to Physical Therapy

Top five people who should go STRAIGHT to physical therapy – are you on this list? Since 2016, people in Louisiana who need Physical Therapy can now go directly to a Physical Therapist and start care immediately without having to go to their Doctor first.  No prescription is required for treatment and insurance will cover most services provided.

5 Things to do in Hammond, La. This Spring

Last year we began a series of things you can do in the Hammond area during the fall. This year we are continuing that series (…and adding to it) with things you can in the Hammond area this Spring. The list covers it all from family fun at Mardi Gras to educational adventures for the kiddos!

5 Things to do in Mandeville, Louisiana

Mandeville is full of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy. This allows its residents to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. We have compiled a list of 5 things to enjoy in Mandeville, Louisiana.

5 Reasons Why People Struggle to Lose Weight

It’s the beginning of a new year and most people’s number one resolution is “New Year, New Me”.  We’ve all been there and know that a few weeks into your “new me” phase, you crash.  The cheat meals become more plentiful and you slowly convince yourself you have time to get back on the wagon because summer is still several months away. In this post, I address most of the objections I hear on a daily basis.  If you can relate to any of these struggles on your weight loss journey, then let me help you adopt lifestyle changes for long-term success. 

5 Things to do this Christmas Break to Keep the Kids Busy

The holidays can be busy for anyone with or without plans.  Traffic ramps up (and sometimes makes you late to that coffee date….), the weather is temperamental (in Louisiana at least), but the company and Christmas spirit are always ever flowing!  This season we have compiled a list of 5 ideas/events to partake in with the kiddos.  We know entertaining the kids during their break from school can be challenging, but the memories made during this time are priceless!

Managing Falls and Balance

Falls can bring the risk of not only physical injury, but also psychological changes that cause them to withdraw from activities they used to enjoy. With proper assessment and a comprehensive rehab program that addresses all the main factor affecting balance, patients can return to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life without fear of falls or injury. This blog post covers factors that impact your balance and, if managed correctly, can lower your fall risk.

Cooking for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us!  One of our favorite pastimes (and current times) is time in the kitchen with loved ones.  This holiday season we are compiling a list of our favorite recipes to fix in the kitchen.  We would LOVE for you to contribute to our recipe collection.

5 Things to do in Mandeville, Louisiana

Mandeville is full of outdoor activities to enjoy. This allows its residents to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. We have compiled a list of 5 things to enjoy in Mandeville, Louisiana. We also added a few additional items to the list incase the first 5 weren’t enough!

5 Fun Things To Do This Halloween Season

Halloween has transformed through the years from dressing up in costume to ward off ghosts to now dressing in costume to get all the candy! We’ve compiled a list of 5 things to do this Halloween season, both family friendly for those looking to get the candy corn spooked out of them.

The Role of Physical Therapy

In today’s world, there are SO MANY options when it comes to pain management.  Used to, the only remediation for pain was medicine or surgery.  Today you have several options for pain management.  In this article, we are going to discuss the role (and benefits) physical therapy has on your road to recovery.

Diagnosing Myelopathy

Five Things to do in Hammond Without Back Pain

Hammond, Louisiana is full of great things to do, especially during the fall AND if you don’t have back pain.  We’ve compiled a list of FIVE things that are fun to do in Hammond, La this fall if you don’t have back pain.

4 Reasons How Massage Therapy Can Benefit You

Massage is mentioned by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and Native Americans and eastern healers have used various modalities of massage to facilitate the healing process.  In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in the integration of massage in physical therapy and other conventional forms of medicine. Although there has been significant increase in the use of massage therapy, more that 60% of the population has either never received a massage or has no knowledge of the benefits it has to offer.  In this article are 4 ways massage therapy can be beneficial to you.

Cheat Meal Confessions

We all try to live that 80/20 lifestyle. Let us help you make that 20% a little more festive and delicious! Our staff got together and confessed their one true indulgence, no matter how sugary/cheesy it may be! Read along for ideas for your next cheat meal, date night, Sunday brunch, etc.!

Four Different Reasons for Sciatica

We are commonly asked, “What IS sciatica?” Aside from being a pain in the buttock, it can also create pain in the leg, foot and back. In today’s post we discuss 5 different reasons for sciatica and what you can do about it!

Seven Easy Ways to Lose 20 Pounds

Weight loss doesn’t have to be complicated. Add these seven simple changes to your daily routine, and you’ll drop 20 pounds easily. Best of all? You won’t just look better, you’ll feel better, too!

4 Reasons Why Sitting is the New Smoking

spending every minute of your workday glued to your chair affects your health. In today’s blog post we discuss why health professionals say sitting is the new smoking (and what you can do about it)!

Sitting is the new smoking