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Keys to Avoiding an Exercise Hibernation This Winter

As the days shorten and the weather cools, heralding the approach of another winter, our physical therapy team offers a word of warning:  While hibernation may seem appealing this time of year, especially as we trudge through the current health crisis, it’s paramount we all continue to stay active with regular aerobic and strength training.  Regular exercise is good for us on countless levels. We all know […]
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5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.”  While she understands the sentiment, Tampa physical therapist Dr. Ginger Hoang Le would like to remind […]
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See Your PT Annually for Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

CONTACT: Shannan Atkkin Administrator, Ginger Health Occupational Physical Therapy - Adaptive Driving (813) 631-9700, ask@gingerhealth.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Oct. 5, 2020  Tampa Wellness: See Your PT Annually for Injury Prevention, Early Intervention  TAMPA, FL – We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is important for maintaining long-term health. Similarly, dental exams twice each year help ensure oral health throughout […]
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Debunking Common Myths Related to Falls

Every September during National Falls Prevention Week (Sept. 21-25, 2020), physical therapists join other medical professions across the country in reminding Americans that falls are not just common among older Americans. They’re often debilitating, costly and even deadly.  They’re also largely preventable, says Tampa physical therapist Dr. Ginger Hoang Le.  “Falls present a real public health problem among older […]
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At-Home Learning: Don’t Overlook Physical Activity!

As the school year gains momentum during the COVID crisis and more kids and families adjust to various levels of at-home learning, parents and instructors should not overlook what should be a standard facet of all children’s curriculum: physical activity.  Kids need to be given time to move around, exercise and play, even as they adjust to a new structure and […]
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Prevent Injury When Returning to Activity

After nearly six months of home quarantines, social distancing, gym closures, and cancelled/postponed athletic seasons, it’s been difficult for many to maintain consistent workout routines.  But, as more people begin settling into “new normals” related to work, parenting, masking and so on, personal health is once again taking a greater role in people’s lives. While this should be […]
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Our Knees: ‘Canaries in the Coal Mine’ of Movement & Exercise Issues

Despite being the largest and perhaps most complicated joints in our bodies, our knees are naturally docile.  They’re easily influenced by what’s going on above and below them, in other words, not making many decisions on their own.  That’s why when one experiences knee pain, the true causes of the joint’s wear and tear can almost always be traced up or down the leg – oftentimes in both directions.  […]
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DIY Safety: Treat Home Improvement Projects Like a Workout

The past several weeks has proven that most people are not inclined to sit idle at home as the world protects itself from the coronavirus. On the contrary, as people spend more time social distancing, DIY home improvement projects have surged.  Related box stores have reported increased profits, and some industry surveys (i.e., Fixr.com) show that two in three homeowners have taken advantage of COVID lockdowns to complete more projects in and around their homes.  So, as people put more effort toward building, fixing, improving and upgrading aspects of […]
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Will Running Damage Your Knees? Studies Say No.

Is running bad for your knees?  According to Tampa physical therapist Dr. Ginger Hoang Le, DPT, this is a common question among both avid runners and those who may start running for exercise or to participate in that first 5K.  For most people, though, the answer is a resounding no.  “This question really highlights a common misconception about running – that […]
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Create Healthy Habits That Help You Get Through the Pandemic

Many of our daily routines have been upended by COVID-19 and the attempts we’ve all made to abide by phrases that weren’t so familiar at the start of 2020: social distancing, sheltering-in-place, and flattening the curve.  And, as we “self-isolate” at home, we’ve often been forced to greatly alter old routines related to nearly all aspects of our lives: work, childcare, education, health and […]
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