The Unintended Consequences of Coronavirus Lockdown

As I write this blog post, we are in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. As we watch this COVID19 virus spread across America, we all have fears and anxiety about how this will affect ourselves and our loved ones. As of a few days ago, the Mayor of Austin has released a “Shelter in Place” order for our community. …

Why Medication is NOT the Only Option for Improving Parkinson’s Symptoms

If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) it can be a very overwhelming experience.  Many people go through a series of grief and/or depression due to the new diagnosis. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease and currently there is no cure. Scientist and researchers, including the Michael J Fox Foundation, have dedicated their lives to finding a cure.    If there is no cure, …

What You Should Know About Pain Meds for Managing Chronic Pain

First off let me say that pain is complicated and doctors, researchers, Physical Therapists, and myself don’t know everything about pain. However, if you have listened to me speak in the past you are probably not surprised to hear me say NO!!! Pain meds are not a good option for managing chronic pain (pain lasting more than 1 year). Today …

4 Helpful Hints to Keep Your Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month and it is the perfect time for you to start thinking about improving your heart health. At Natural Fit Therapy we are dedicated to helping you stay healthy, active, and independent. So today in Honor of National Heart Health Month I am going to talk about 4 tips to help maintain a healthy heart. Making …

Vertigo (BPPV)- Do You Feel Like the Room is Spinning!?!!?!?!

Vertigo (BPPV)- Do You Feel Like the Room is Spinning!?!!?!?!   Oh my! So since I sent out the email the other day asking for questions, I’ve been flooded with replies from readers! Since I have been getting a lot of questions about Vertigo I figured I would write a blog article and answer a question from one of our …

Balance and Fall Prevention: Environmental Factors

Okay, last one is environmental risk factor…and on this one, I want you guys to pay attention because this one what you can put into effect today.  You can go home to your apartment look around your apartment and make some changes to reduce your risk for having a fall. There are things in our own environment that can put …

Spring Cleaning Never Tasted So Good

Let’s start off by taking a second to “check” up on our winter. For each of the below that you feel applies to your winter lifestyle this past winter, put a check in the box:  I took the winter off from physical activity, it was just so dang cold out  I feel like I just slept all winter, …

Why Is Balance Important to Me?

Here is a clip from a presentation I did for a group of older adults about balance and fall prevention.  In this video I talk about why is balance important to you. Why do we even need to be talking about balance? In the video I’ll share 5 surprising facts about falls in older adults.     Why is Balance …