Physical Therapy Services of Tennessee - February 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

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EastTennessee Physical Therapy News

We rate our services based on the satisfaction level experienced by the patients, their progress with functional activities and whether or not their goals have been reached while in therapy. The results over the past few months based on patient responses are as follows: Satisfied with the level of care you received: 30 out of 30 responded VERY SATISFIED Rate your progress with functional activities since the start of therapy: 28/30 rated EXCELLENT 2 rated GOOD Have your therapy goals been reached: 29/30 answered YES, one answered NO. We are very proud of our staff of physical and occupational therapists. Mitzi H. wrote, “Appreciate all the wonderful help. I feel 100 percent better. Exercises were extremely helpful. Instructions were thorough and the therapist made sure I was doing them correctly. FROM THE DESK OF Dr. Smith • • •

T he 4 T ypes of E xercise A nd W hy Y ou N eed T hem A ll

From the Thighmaster to the Shake Weight, every era has had its own ridiculous fitness fads. However, in a world that’s increasingly obsessed with health and fitness, silly, single-use items have given way to complex workout methodologies. Instructors and gyms now offer varying programs for success, and each will tell you their system is the best way to get and stay fit. While the debate over the best way to work out continues to rage on, one thing remains indisputable: Exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle. According to the Harvard Health Letter, there are four types of exercise everyone should do. Each provides unique benefits to your overall health and wellness. Rather than deciding that one is better than the others, it’s smart to make sure you’re mixing them all regularly. “People do what they enjoy or what feels the most effective, so some aspects of exercise and fitness are ignored,” says Rachel Wilson of Brigham andWomen’s Hospital. Don’t end up overlooking an integral aspect of any well-rounded fitness regimen. Examine the four most important types of exercise and ask yourself if you’re getting enough of each. Aerobic exercise, which is comprised of any cardiovascular conditioning (cardio), speeds up your heart rate and breathing. Whether through walking, swimming, running, cycling, or another mode of repetitive movement, cardio increases your endurance and works out your heart and lungs. Your cardiovascular system is the pump supplying fuel to your muscles. If it’s not firing on all cylinders, you’ll never perform at your best. That’s why regular aerobic exercise is so important. As Anthony Joshua, the heavyweight champion of the world, says, “Cardio is a nice way to start the morning … it’s good to get up, get the body active.” AEROBIC EXERCISE

Would highly recommend

this facility. Feel certain this saved me from surgery.”

–Danny

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