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Local Physical Therapists donate time to keep seniors moving this summer

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: June 2, 2015

Contact Information:
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-389-9912

WESTBOROUGH _ Forty-five Westborough seniors benefited from a wellness program on May 19th when Eric Cardin, Executive Director of South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) demonstrated how to stretch their way to pain-free movement this summer. The program was held during a luncheon event at the Westborough Senior Center.

Cardin’s presentation offered the group valuable information and even elicited a few chuckles from the crowd as he explained how to engage in low-impact exercise while staying safe and well-hydrated during activity. As the participants enjoyed lunch provided by the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, the group attentively listened to Cardin explain the benefit that physical activity has on overall health and well-being and how it can help retain balance to reduce the risk of falls. Cardin described SCPT’s Fit for Golf™ Program to the group, as well. After the seminar, questions were welcomed by Cardin and Assistant Director, Nancy Siegal.

“Physical activity is a vital part of everyday life, especially as we begin to age,” said Cardin. “Keeping seniors healthy is a priority of SCPT, and we offer numerous programs that address prevalent challenges they face. It is our goal to help seniors achieve pain-free movement and maintain their independence.”

SCPT provides rehabilitative care programs designed to meet the unique needs of individuals as they age, including services for joint replacement, pelvic floor rehabilitation, and osteoporosis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that since inactivity increases with age, one in three men and one in two women engage in no physical activity by the age of 75. The CDC states that significant health benefits can be achieved through moderate activity, which can reduce swelling caused by arthritis, promote strong bones, and lessen depression.

“We were delighted that SCPT offered to present this seminar to our seniors, and always welcome the opportunity to have SCPT speak to our group,” said Alma DeManche, Executive Director of the Westborough Senior Center. “SCPT provides our community of seniors with comprehensive strategies to maintain an active lifestyle.”

Seniors were encouraged to utilize a step-by-step stretching guide provided by SCPT after the program.

For 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.

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