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Caregiver Health

You know how the instructions for an emergency on an airplane tell you to put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping someone in need? Well, this is true for caregivers too! You cannot be the best caregiver if you do not take time to care for yourself. As a caregiver, you are performing a ... Read More
 

Exercising While Aging

According to the CDC, the average 75y.o. suffers from 3 chronic medical conditions, and takes 5 prescriptions! Most people over 65 have hypertension, 2/3 are overweight, and nearly 20% have diabetes. The risk for heart disease is tripled! The leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer and stroke – which together account for 61% ... Read More
 

Home Physical Therapy Services

Are you as independent as you would like to be? Are you ready to get back to doing the activities you enjoy? I have been consulting for health plans for four years, and it has brought me into thousands of people’s homes. I listen to their version of what is going on with them medically, ... Read More
 
Shoulder Abduction

Shoulder Abduction

Here is another video about the shoulder abduction exercises in FAST class. It shows how to modify and the muscles we’re targeting. We are always available to help you figure out what works for you. Remember to listen to your body, but also keep the Rate of Perceived Exertion to make sure you are putting ... Read More
 
More Answers

More Answers

Here are some answers to the common questions I hear about the site: Why is the site still scitotalfitness.com? This is the corporation name, so when we changed the business name, we kept the URL. Obviously, both work and get you to the same site. Sorry for any confusion! What is FAST Class? Fitness And ... Read More
 
Exercising with Pain

Exercising with Pain

Do you live with pain? I am sure you have been told that exercise will help, but when moving hurts, the last thing you want to do is workout…. well, check out this video. We talk about starting to exercise without exacerbating your symptoms. Exercise really is the best medicine. It will be better for ... Read More
 

Exercise to Manage Anxiety

Exercise has been shown to lead to reductions of more than 50% in the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety. Hippocrates believed that emotions came from the heart, and that is where the treatment for maladies should start. Keep your heart healthy and you will keep your mood healthy! There are many ways that exercise helps ... Read More
 

Modify for You!

Just because your body moves differently, obviously does not mean that you cannot get a great workout! It is important that you do what you can do, and modify any movements to how you can do it. If you need any help figuring out what adaptations would work for you, we are always here to ... Read More
 
What’s with Neurotransmitters?

What’s with Neurotransmitters?

We talk about exercising for brain health, but let’s look at how the brain works so it makes more sense what this health is. The brain is made up of 100 billion neurons! These neurons talk to each other by sending an electrical signal down the axon to the synapse (the end of the neuron) ... Read More
 
Hip Flexor Stretch

Hip Flexor Stretch

If you spend the majority of your day sitting, it is likely that you have tight hip flexors. These muscles attach from the femur to lumbar spine, and tightness can cause a pull on the lower back. This can lead to pain. While working on core strength is important, the ability to get a strong ... Read More