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Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

primacare rehab aging spine on phone

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding the subway. And while it’s great that we rarely need to venture beyond our pockets for entertainment, our bodies are beginning to retaliate—and mourn the pre-texting days.

So, what exactly are these contemporary conveniences doing to our bodies? A surgeon-led study that published in Surgical Technology International assessed what impact surgeons’ head and neck posture during surgery—a...

Easy ways to improve your balance

The body systems responsible for balance can be affected by gradual changes due to aging or side effects of medications. There are also a host of health problems that can lead to unsteadiness on your feet. But many stability problems caused by aging or conditions such as arthritis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis respond well to exercises designed to improve balance.

Most likely, you already engage in some activities that help sharpen balance, especially if you're an active person. Other balance-strengthening activities are routinely taught in classes held at many YMCAs and senior centers. For example:

Walking, biking, and climbing stairs strengthen...

Is There Finally Some Relief in Store for Patients with Low Back Pain?

A recent article in the Huffington Post titled “Doctors Have Been Treating Lower Back Pain All Wrong,” revealed what we’ve known all along: physical therapy is a solid solution for patients with low back
pain. In fact, physical therapy and other alternative treatments are being pushed as the first-line of defense before invasive and costly interventions including surgery, medication and imaging.
The Huffington Post article reported on new guidelines by the American College of Physicians (ACP), released to change the tides on one of the most common reasons Americans make a
doctor’s appointment. Low back pain surprisingly ranks second behind the common cold in conditions...

Patients Reap the Benefits of Playing a More Active Role in Physical Therapy

Patients can no longer be passive players in the game of health. Studies show that informed patients are not only more engaged during physical therapy but also reap the benefits in overall health and well-being.

Those who understand why they’ve been referred to physical therapy, are actively engaged in the process, and develop useful self-management skills are more likely to achieve lasting results. With a few pointers, building one’s health literacy doesn’t have to be an overwhelming prospect.

To get the most out of your rehabilitation, it’s important to keep an open line of communication with your physical therapist. Your physical therapist is a wealth of knowledge and...

I’ve been referred to physical therapy. Now what?

You just left the doctor’s office with a script in hand to see a physical therapist for an injury or illness that’s preventing you from moving properly. Even though the physician shared some background information on the services, you have never been to physical therapy before and don’t know it all works. What’s the next step?

Select a Physical Therapist.
Deciding where to go for physical therapy can be a daunting process but with a little guidance, you can easily find the best fit for you. Start by talking to friends and family members about where they’ve gone for physical therapy, ask your doctor for a few recommendations, and search online for locations in your community...

Physical Therapists Want to Help You Meet Your Health Goals in 2017

Celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of a new one has become synonymous with establishing resolutions for the 12 months ahead. Marking the new year with a list of goals—whether lofty or simple—is a chance to improve upon the year prior.

The practice requires a bit of introspection to identify the areas of life that weren’t quite up to snuff and a commitment to making changes. Either way, resolutions aren’t for the faint of heart, as the follow-through might be the hardest part of the whole process. In fact, a mere 8% of people achieve the goals they set for themselves on New Year’s Eve, according to research out of the University of Scranton.

As physical...

Physical Therapists are Trained to Treat a Wide Range of Illnesses and Injuries

When most people hear the words “physical therapy,” they immediately think of rehabilitation for someone with a sports injury. And while that’s accurate, physical therapists work with many types of patients, presenting with a wide variety of injuries, conditions and diseases. In fact, the profession of physical therapy can be divided into many distinct practice areas.

According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), there are nine areas in which physical therapists can receive advanced certification. A few of these specialty areas, which cover most of the injuries, diseases and age populations treated by physical therapists, include:

Cardiovascular...

Exercise: An Effective Treatment for Depression

The symptoms of major depressive disorder, the most common type of depression, range from an overwhelming feeling of sadness and loss of interest in most activities to insomnia and cognitive difficulties. Medications—including antidepressants such selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—and psychotherapy are common treatment options but some experts are now singing the praises of a cheap and easy alternative: exercise. Many experts are studying whether exercise, either alone or in combination with other treatments, can help those suffering from depression, a mental illness that affects 25% of Americans. A review study published in ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal titled “Is...

Opening of Primacare Johns Creek Physical Therapy

Primacare Physical Therapy announces the opening of its 7th location in Atlanta. The new clinic is located in Johns Creek GA. This will serve the population of N. Fulton and Forsyth County

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Primacare Physical Therapy Norcross

Primacare Physical Therapy Announces the opening of the 6th Physical Therapy location in Gwinnett County, Georgia
3300 Holcomb Bridge Rd
St 1100
Nrocross GA 30092

Primacare 2015 Kudzu Winner

Primacare Physical Therapy Awarded Best of 2015 on Kudzu
Voted by Kudzu users as a top company in healthcare.
Suwanee GA – Jan. 11, 2016 – Primacare Physical Therapy was named a Best of 2015 winner in Suwanee, GA on Kudzu, the leading source of local business information and consumer reviews. Over 5 million businesses competed across 30 categories, and winners were awarded based on the highest number of votes and reviews received on Kudzu.com.
Primacare Physical Therapy has 5 locations in Gwinnett County- Suwanee, Buford, Lawrenceville, Duluth and Norcross. Its friendly therapists and staff take great pride and care in treating patients
with musculo -skeletal...

Primacare Physical Therapy in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield

BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Primacare Physical Therapy is now part of all Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and Humana products. This includes BCBS PPO, BCBS HMO, BCBS POS, Humana X and Humana Gold Choice.
We accept most major insurances like
Aetna,
Amerigroup
BCBS
Cigna
Workers Comp
Humana
Medicare
Peachstate
Tricare
Unite
Auto Accidents / Liens and Medpay

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.

The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy or both added to their standard care.

After two years, those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone, the investigators found.

The study findings are scheduled for presentation Saturday at the...

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