Study Shows Regular Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Hospitalization from COVID-19

Have you ever heard the phrase “the best defense is a good offense?” While it may seem to just apply to sports, it turns out that this concept applies to humans as well!

Most people know that exercise can prevent injuries to your muscles, joints, and bones, but recent research has proven that exercising regularly can also reduce your risk of hospitalization in the case of COVID-19 infection. Read more

To PT or Not to PT During a Pandemic

We find ourselves in extraordinary times. Because we are Physical Therapists, healthcare is our business and helping people to overcome issues is what we do. An individual’s healthcare issue recovery plan during these days is in question when leaving your home can be deemed “risky”. There is not a playbook on each how individual should handle their unique case. We at Red Canyon Physical Therapy certainly cannot make the decision for you. What we can do is offer some facts regarding the pandemic to allow you to make your most informed healthcare decisions. According to the CDC. Read more

COVID-19 Update:

 

To our valued Red Canyon patients,

We wanted to reach out and give a quick update. Currently, Red Canyon is open, with normal business hours, to offer essential healthcare services.

As COVID-19 continues to be a threat, we want you to know the health of our patients and staff is our top priority. As a result, we implemented the following measures at all our clinics: Read more

Home Office Workstation Recommendations

Due to recent events, more people are working from home. When working from home, it is important that your home office workstation is set up correctly to reduce injuries and promote good posture. Some common injuries due to poor ergonomics include neck, back, and wrist pain as well as headaches. Below are recommendations for an ideal home office setup and proper workstation posture. Read more

Update: COVID-19 Precautions

To our valued Red Canyon family,

During these difficult times, we wanted to reach out to our patients.

First and foremost, our patients’ safety is our number one priority. We want to ensure you that we are taking all of the recommended and necessary precautions to keep our clinic clean and our patients safe. Per the CDC guidelines, we are limiting the amount of patients in the clinic at one time by adjusting our schedules. We have increased our cleaning protocols – all equipment, surfaces, and high-traffic areas are being cleaned before and after any patient contact. Our therapists are continuing to practice proper handwashing before and after each patient.

We ask that if you are feeling ill or have been around someone who is, please call us to reschedule your appointment for a later time.

We are currently open during our normal hours (M-F 6a-7p). If this happens to change, we will contact our current patients as soon as possible. Our goal is to stay open as long as we are able to and continue helping our patients that need Physical Therapy.

Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns.

Preventative Measures to Decrease the Risk of Injury While Shoveling

It’s that time of year! With the winter months finally here, it is only a matter of time until we get snowstorms. No matter the amount, snow can pile up and be quite heavy. With shoveling snow, there can be an increased risk of injury due to carrying, tossing, bending, and lifting heavier loads. It is our goal to give you a few steps in order to decrease the risk of possible injury.

The first step to avoid injury while shoveling is warming up. Prior to heading outside, it is helpful to perform light exercise. Light exercise for 5-10 minutes is useful for priming the cardiovascular system and warming up the musculature required for shoveling. Some activities you can perform can include squats, hip hinges, and upper/lower body stretches.
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