There is something magical about the holiday season. Amidst the flurries of wrapping paper, layers of snow, and cups of hot cocoa, communities rally to help those in need, and inherently there is a giving spirit more profound than any other time of year. The urge to do more for others is apparent with every curbside bell ringer, community fundraiser, and donated toy found under the tree for a child in need. Whether you choose to give through volunteer work or philanthropic donations, you’re doing your part to inspire hope in others.
Archive for November, 2016
During the holiday season, financial pressures, unrealistic expectations, strained family relationships, and an overload of baking, hosting, and entertaining often leave us feeling trapped in a snow globe of stress and anxiety. It can also be a time when the presence of lost loved ones is deeply felt, and past traumas resurface, triggering depression. South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) is sharing some stress busting tips to help keep you calm and happier this holiday season.
WESTBOROUGH _ South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) is once again making a difference in the lives of local families by helping to nourish those in need during the holiday season. SCPT will be collecting non-perishable food items at all six of its practice locations in Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street), and Worcester.
Breaking the habit of tobacco use is no easy task. If it were, there wouldn’t be approximately 40 million individuals who smoke cigarettes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Quitting may be easier said than done, but thousands have overcome addiction to nicotine products and made a vital step towards better health. Amazing things happen to your body when you decide to quit smoking, and benefits begin just twenty minutes after stopping – your circulation starts to improve, and your blood pressure and heart rate decrease.
MARLBOROUGH _ On Monday, November 7, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) continued its mission of providing free health and wellness awareness programming for the benefit of the community, with an educational presentation for residents of Sisters of St. Chretienne.
In 2010, over 280,000 hospitalizations resulted with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health care professionals from every sector continue to study TBI to determine the most effective ways of preventing and treating these injuries. South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) is committed to offering cutting-edge treatment plans for its patients suffering from TBI and is often contacted to provide education and new findings on concussion incidence reduction to sports teams.
AUBURN _ In honor of National Physical Therapy Month this October, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT), a renowned leader in rehabilitative orthopedic physical therapy care, celebrated the milestones of 25 of its team members. Individuals were recognized for longstanding tenure with the company and superior leadership talents during an award ceremony, held at Chuck’s Steak House located at 10 Prospect Street in Auburn.
It’s a crisp autumn day with just enough bite in the air to tell you winter is on its way. Leaves swirl to the ground from a towering maple tree and join the others that are piled up against the fence. You see your neighbor of twenty years unloading pellets for his wood stove and start to call out. You pause for one heartbeat and then two. His name is on the tip of your tongue -you’re sure of it. Why are things so hard to recall lately?
Have you heard of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? It is a rare condition that affects the joints, skin, and blood vessels. With fewer than 200,000 cases in the United States per year, this connective tissue disorder is often difficult to diagnose and treat. Patients who have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome experience the discomfort of overly flexible joints that are prone to dislocation and fragile, easily bruised skin. For those who have Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the rupture of blood vessels and organs is a constant cause for concern. While there is no cure for this chronic condition, pain management solutions combined with physical therapy, which is beneficial to strengthen the muscles around weak joints, can help to prevent injuries and control symptoms.