Movement

Avoid Addictive Opioids. Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management. #ChoosePT

Avoid Addictive Opioids. Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management. #ChoosePT

No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free.

Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use.

4 Things a Physical Therapist Can Do That Your Doctor Can't (repost)

4 Things a Physical Therapist Can Do That Your Doctor Can't (repost)

Thank you NBC for publishing this great article! You will find a link at the bottom to take you to the original article!

By Tiffany Ayuda / Life by Daily Burn

You’re in your twelfth week of marathon training, and one morning you wake up to a sharp pain around your knee. You wait a few hours and pop a few ibuprofens, but the pain doesn’t subside. Who should you see? While it’s always a safe bet to consult your doctor, chances are they’ll recommend seeing a physical therapist, too. Physical therapists can help treat injuries and ease joint pain, but they can also help you become fitter and healthier, overall.

Why you should walk and how community development affects your health

Why you should walk and how community development affects your health

It’s always nice to come across reports that resonate with our general stance on promoting better health and movement in our communities! One of the things near and dear to our heart is the Well Batavia Initiative (Sarah is a founder of this initiative!). It’s all about how community ‘set-up’ , (street planning, sidewalks, public transportation, green spaces…) affects moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA ).

Not just Physical Therapists, but Movement Optimists

Not just Physical Therapists, but Movement Optimists

Physical Therapists are generally considered movement experts, but we are actually movement optimists.  We believe everyone has the capacity to move well despite age, injury, or illness and it’s our job to help make that happen.   Of course being injured or suffering from a disease process may affect how you move, but there is always room to improve with hope of feeling better. Let’s talk a little about functional movements and how we use them to help you move towards your best self.
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Reaping the rewards, growth and moving forward

Reaping the rewards, growth and moving forward

We were fortunate to be included with a group of presenters who spoke on Community Grant Writing.  Our specific contribution was the practical application of community engagement programming highlighting the WellBatavia Festival and WellBatavia Initiative.  Our presentation helped to provide an example of how attendees can connect to issues in their own community and become problem solvers and how to identify and receive the grants that can help them succeed.  

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Monitor your injury before it actually happens!

Monitor your injury before it actually happens!

We are thrilled to see an increased focus on health and wellness in society today.  Focussing on diet and exercise is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many are unaware they are actually over (or under) functioning ...until an injury occurs, alerting them to this fact. A common question we hear from patients is, “So, how do I avoid injury?”

Food as fuel...and much more!

Food as fuel...and much more!

With regard to health and fitness, few things bring about as passionate a response as nutrition and diet.  Many advocate to be experts on the topic but it’s hard to wade through the noise to know who is right and who is wrong. We are all aware that a plethora of things impact how we view food and choices we make when we eat.  As Physical Therapists, we …

Small Groups training vs Large Group classes

Small Groups training vs Large Group classes

We are thrilled to see Beth, owner of Center-Fit, join us here at Catalyst! Having someone we trust to refer our clients to for continued care is of prime importance to us. Once you leave our care, we want you to continue to grow in strength and mobility. The only way to do that is through regular training.

We asked Beth why she does small group trainings rather than larger classes. We think you will be interested in her answer: