"Back care – reducing the impact of back pain in the workplace" by Fit for Work

Posted February 14, 2019 | Health & Wellness Blog

"Certain groups of workers can be more susceptible to back pain than others. Care workers, for example, whose work involves a lot of lifting, twisting and driving between appointments are particularly at risk. The back care charity BackCare estimates that more than 70 percent of unpaid carers in the UK suffer from back pain, which is highly disabling in a third of cases.

Other workers at a heightened risk of back pain include:

office workers who sit at computers for long periods;
long distance drivers;
manual workers who regularly lift heavy weights, such as builders, agricultural or manufacturing workers;
those who spend long periods leaning over to provide treatments such as beauticians."

Work Performance of Employees With Depression: The Impact of Work Stressors

Posted February 10, 2019 | Health & Wellness Blog

"This study found that depression symptoms are related to work absences and impaired work performance, and results partly confirmed that work stressors add to this impact. Results suggest that workers with depression may benefit from care involving medical and vocational interventions."

Physical Therapy and the entire health care team helped this patient to move and to believe again!

Posted January 27, 2019 | Health & Wellness Blog

After losing her left leg below the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing, Adrianne Haslet thought her quality of life would be a zero. Her physical therapist and the rest of her health care team helped Adrianne to move and to believe again.

What Spells Relief for Low Back Pain Patients?

Posted January 24, 2019 | Health & Wellness Blog

If you’ve ever suffered from a bout of low back pain, then you know that finding relief is often any patient’s main goal. And with low back pain sending 2.5 million Americans to hospital emergency rooms every year, that’s a lot of patients seeking treatment options to relieve the pain.

Back Pain pt 2: "Study Says That Exercise and Education Are Key to Preventing Low Back Pain"

Posted January 21, 2019 | Health & Wellness Blog

Four out of five Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Today, back pain management often includes the overuse of treatments like surgeries, MRI, x-rays and medications. And it’s an expensive prospect: The annual tally on low back and neck pain treatment in the U.S. is at least $87 billion, according to a study in the Journal of American Medical Association.

What’s New for Medicare in 2019?

Posted January 16, 2019 | Health & Wellness Blog

A rundown of the changes in premiums, deductibles and coverage:

Medicare costs change each year, so if you’re 65 or older, it’s important to understand and review your benefits for the upcoming year. Some new rules affect the cost of prescription drugs covered under Part D (Medicare’s prescription drug benefit) and change the times when you can revise your Medicare health and drug coverage.

Some Americans Pay More for Back Pain Relief, But Are They Really Getting Less?

Posted December 26, 2018 | Health & Wellness Blog

Today’s consumer has so many choices when shopping for just about anything from apparel to healthcare. But while it’s customary to shop for the best price for a goose down jacket (without sacrificing quality), shopping around for the best solution (and value) for our ailments is less typical. Doing our due diligence in healthcare may ultimately bring us back to the first proposed solution, but it also may introduce us to solutions that we didn’t know existed.

Back Pain: Did you know? Part 1

Posted December 21, 2018 | Health & Wellness Blog

Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you—or someone close to you—will one day become a statistic, wouldn’t it make sense to arm yourself with preventive strategies and knowledge? Physical therapy is a good place to start.

Physical Therapy in the work force

Posted October 3, 2018 | Health & Wellness Blog

Did you know that the American Physical Therapy Association now recommends the use of Physical Therapy in the work force? 

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