Toys for Tots

Spread holiday cheer!  Ho, Ho Ho!

Toys for TotsAdvanced Physical Medicine & Therapy is sponsoring a Toys For Tots event in partnership with the US Marine Corps Reserve. In the spirit of the holidays, please donate a new unwrapped toy to fulfill the holiday dreams of needy children. Help give the message of hope to less fortunate children in the Mount Prospect area.  Toy drop off November 1 to December 9.  No stuffed animals please.

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Make Healthy Food Choices

Presentation at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Presentation at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Are you confused about saturated and trans fat? Do you know about recent studies concerning protein intake?
Dr. Vijay Patel joins us to explain the recent updates to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and discuss how we can all make healthier food choices.

This program is offered September 6 from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Registration is required.

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Medicare Equality

medicare equalityThis is something you can do to help improve access for our seniors who need it most.   Presently medicare only covers chiropractic manipulation, but does not include prerequisite examinations and diagnostics that may be required before providing chiropractic care.  In Illinois, chiropractic physicians are also trained and licenced to provide other services that include:  physical therapy, nutritional counseling and conservative treatments for patients at risk for diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.  If Medicare expanded its coverage of chiropractic services it would only improve the quality of care that we could provide our seniors and overall healthcare costs would be reduced.

This link will take you to a petition you can sign to show your support of Medicare Equity.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://apmt.us/2016/02/medicare-equity/

6 Exercises to Combat the Poor Posture Blues

The Problem:  Too Much Technology Time Leads to Poor Posture

We all know that sitting at a keyboard, prolonged game playing and excessive tablet use lead to poor posture and tight muscles.  Modern life requires excessive use of technologies, as much as we would like to unplug, devices have become a ubiquitous part of both our work and private lives.

It seems to the doctors that this problem is even more pronounced in our children and they express concern as to how this affects kids still developing and malleable bodies.  As the schools in our area move to 1:1 tablet/laptop use, the image of the teen laying on their beds doing homework is replaced by the teen laying on their bed or curled on the couch with both their tablet and phone, texting and typing for hours after school each day.

A whole body solution

All of us, adults and children alike can benefit from regular quick and easy stretching exercises to help strengthen and support the muscles damaged by excessive device use.  The following playlist can be completed almost anywhere.  It is a great habit to practice these stretches whenever you find yourself using technology for an hour or more.

A text neck solution

For those who find themselves texting or gaming, the first three videos on this list can be a quick and easy refresher.

Advanced Physical Medicine & Therapy can help

These stretches can be performed several times a day based upon need.  If you find you are still having technology related aches and pain, please call our offices in Mount Prospect (847)222-9060 for evaluation.

 

 

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Did you know?

Community & Corporate Events 

Our doctors regularly hold classes on a wide variety of health care topics at community meetings and corporate wellness programs. If you are interested in having us speak at your group of workplace, please let us know. Common topics include:

  • Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis
  • Ergonomics of Sleeping, Standing and Sitting
  • Detoxification
  • Foot Pain, Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
  • Common injuries and best treatment options

Call us at (847)222-9060 and ask for Tina to schedule your event.

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