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Pump Up Your Heart Health During American Heart Month

Your heart does important and tireless work. This fist-sized muscular organ sends blood throughout the entire body, providing essential oxygen and nutrients while carrying away waste. The right and left ventricles work in tandem, completing opposite tasks; the right side of the heart receives blood and circulates it into the lungs, while the left side pumps the blood from the lungs throughout the body. Around the clock, your heart maintains this vital rhythm. The heart plays a paramount role in sustaining life. Give your heart a little extra TLC this February, during American Heart Month, to keeping it pumping strongly.


Discovering Sustainable Health During Healthy Weight Week

With the start of 2016 behind us, there are many New Year’s resolutions in full swing. According to Medical Daily, 39.6 percent of those who make resolutions list weight loss as their top priority. If you’re struggling to meet your weight loss goals, perhaps it’s time for a different approach. January 18th marks the beginning of healthy weight week, an initiative developed to empower individuals to maintain a healthy weight long-term through self-acceptance and by developing a positive relationship with food and exercise.


Your Best Year Yet

As the start of a New Year creeps closer, many of you will begin setting resolutions for 2016. According to Forbes Magazine over forty percent of Americans create New Year’s resolutions. To help you get the most bang-for-your-resolution-buck, SCPT has compiled four lifestyle changes which garner the best health benefits and aid in the prevention of health-related illness.


Changing the Mainstream Misconceptions of Physical Therapy

The rudimentary concepts of healing through physical therapy have evolved over time to encompass all facets of rehabilitative care, preventative maintenance, and performance enhancing techniques. These techniques are used by individuals, professional athletes, and performing artists alike. While the field of physical therapy continues to grow by leaps and bounds, there are many common misconceptions of this healthcare sector.


SCPT Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month, which means there’s a lot to celebrate at South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT). With six convenient locations throughout Central Massachusetts, nearly a century of combined physical therapists experience, and more than 1 million patient visits, SCPT would like to thank its patients for 30 wonderful years – and counting!


The Text Neck Epidemic

It is human nature for mankind to adapt to its surroundings. Over thousands of centuries, our ancestors have evolved to become taller, smarter, less hairy, and more upright. However, advances in modern technology are creating a new challenge. Human posture is becoming increasingly compressed due to the overuse of mobile devices and dependency on social media. This physiological shift is resulting in children and adults of all ages becoming unofficially diagnosed with what many are calling “text neck” syndrome.


Proper Posture in the Classroom

Sunburns, summer reading, school supplies, and slouching? Before you know it, summer will be coming to an end. The back-to-school commotion is increasing, and the last thing anyone needs are backaches.

Proper posture in the classroom is extremely important. Kids and young adults spend most their time in the classroom during the school year, and when they’re not behind a desk or playing a sport, they’re usually hunched over a keyboard or “chill-axing” in front of the TV, their Xbox controls or engaged in other forms of technology.


The Race Against Dehydration and Heat Stroke

On your mark, get set, and go! Welcome to race season in New England. This year marks the 43rd annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race – a traditional and iconic course steeped in Cape Cod’s history. More than 12,000 runners will start in Woods Hole and continue seven miles to finish at Falmouth Heights Beach, winding along the coast of Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard Sound. The picturesque course features narrow hilly roads, stunning ocean views, and of course, the scorching heat of August.


Fit for Golf™ – A Hole in One

After the winter that wouldn’t end, New England’s golf season is now in full swing. Golf brings many health benefits, burning an average of 721 calories when carrying your own bag through a nine-hole course, but the sport also proves to be mentally challenging and socially stimulating. Those with a passion for golf often strive to stay fit year round and continuously improve their skills to enjoy the game throughout their lives.


National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Every year, regardless of age, race, or socio-economic class, three million Americans will be diagnosed with scoliosis, the most common spinal deformity in the country. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 85% of cases will have an unidentifiable cause. So how do we prepare for a condition with no prevention methods, hazy risk factors, and unknown causes? The Scoliosis Research Society encourages early detection and education to raise awareness regarding scoliosis, especially throughout the month of June which has been named National Scoliosis Awareness Month.

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