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Physical Therapist’s Guide to Osteoarthritis of the Knee

of the knee (knee OA) is the inflammation and degeneration of the bones that form the knee joint (osteo=bone, arthro=joint, itis=inflammation). The diagnosis of knee OA is based on 2 primary findings: radiographic evidence of changes in bone health (through medical images such as x-ray and MRI) and an individua...

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Vita’s Real Nutrition Program Update

Vita has successfully helped clients lose an average of over 14 pounds of fat in 12 weeks during our .  Graduates of the program have found true lifestyle change and a renewed sense of wellness, as evidenced by some of the testimonials we have received: ...

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How to Raise HDL Cholesterol

It’s harder to increase HDL or "good" cholesterol than it is to lower LDL or total cholesterol. It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of the variation in HDL from person to person is due to genetic factors. But the following steps have been shown to boost HDL—and they are worth taking because they also lower total cholesterol and help protect ...

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Join Vita Physical Therapy & Fitness and Help Save Lives By Donating Blood! When:  Tuesday August 23, 2016 Where: ...

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Who Needs a Gym?

Few people believe it, but you don't need barbells, dumbbells, or machines to build muscle; in fact, weight-training equipment often inhibits the process. That's because it requires you to be in a specific location, which might explain why more men consider themselves runners than lifters. After all, running is the most accessible form of exercise ...

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11 Rules for Eating Healthy on the Road

Whether it's a business trip or vacation fun, a little discipline goes a long way! Whether you're heading out for a business trip or vacation with your girlfriend, your diet might take a dive. Between fast food stops, huge restaurant meals, and a general "I-can-eat-whatever" attitude, the result is often vacation pudge that lasts longer than you w...

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Real Nutrition = Real Success!

Vita is excited to announce that Colleen Baughn has added Precision Nutrition Certification to her resume, bringing further expertise and knowledge to our already incredibly successful Real Nutrition Program! Vita launched the in January of this year and participants have lost an average of 14 pounds of fat over t...

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Turning Up the Heat: How Sun-Smart Are You?

Test your knowledge of sun-related illnesses by taking this quiz. What's your sun IQ? Take our quiz to find out. True or false? (See answers below) You do not need to use sunscreen if you will be staying in a shaded area. You will get sunburned faster if you are in the water. Dise...

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May 12, 2016 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

First, a little bit of education... Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that affects approximately 10 million Americans and is more commonly diagnosed in women. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread pain that extends over large areas of the body. Unfortunately, Fibromyalgia also presents with a wide variety of other symptoms, including fatig...

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Job Description: The physical therapy assistant is responsible for assisting in the treatment of patients under the direction and supervision of the physical therapists. You will provide and progress patient treatment based on the physical therapists’ evaluation and plan of care. Treatments may include patient education, exercis...

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