Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

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To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, Certified Athletic Trainers have an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Essential to staying strong and vital during older adulthood is participation in regular strengthening exercises, which help prevent osteoporosis and frailty by stimulating …

Pain-Free Movement is Crucial to your Quality of Daily Life

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Did You Know? “Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more,” states Davonna Willis of Blue Skyes Massage and Wellness Center. Athletic Trainers all practicing under a single vision statement: transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. …

Gilbert Massage Mind your back

Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

Davonna Willis Back Pain, Corrective Posture Exercise, Massage Therapy

Gilbert Massage Mind your back From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries. Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness or simple disinterest (or both), backpacks can pose a health risk to kids and students of all ages. “Wearing a backpack incorrectly or …

Dog Owner Fitness

Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks, says Gilbert Trainer

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GILBERT, AZ – It turns out our furry friends have more to offer us than companionship and unconditional love. According to Gilbert athletic trainer and massage therapist Davonna Willis, multiple studies show that dog owners are generally healthier. Dog owners are more likely to meet national fitness benchmarks than non-owners. How likely? According to the American Heart Association, dog owners …

Bad posture can ‘sneak up’ as shoulder pain as you age, says Gilbert trainer

Davonna Willis Chronic Pain, Corrective Posture Exercise

GILBERT, AZ – Shoulder pain in older adults often appears suddenly, as if caused by a sudden trauma or injury. But for many, says Gilbert athletic trainer and massage therapist Davonna Willis, shoulder injuries are often the result of musculoskeletal conditions directly associated with aging and, more specifically, weakening posture. “Some people may think ‘I slept on it wrong’ or …

Active kids healthy adults

Parent Tip: Active Kids Become Healthy Adults, says Gilbert PT

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GILBERT, AZ – With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, says Gilbert physical therapist Makkeda Rubin-Deloney. And the first step in teaching kids to be active, Rubin-Deloney adds, …

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Focus on Strength, Balance Exercises to Prevent Falls, says Gilbert PT

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GILBERT, AZ – During a time when the U.S. is so focused on reducing the cost of overall medical expenses, Gilbert physical therapist Makkeda Rubin-Deloney shared a staggering number that, according to medical professionals, could be significantly reduced through preventative care: $67.7 billion.  That, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be the total cost for fall injuries experienced by older Americans (65+) …