Aquatics for arthritis

By Phyllis Tacik, LPTA            Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Many individuals are affected by it with varying degree of limitation. It is a chronic condition that causes the material which cushions your joints to break down. As a result your bones begin to rub together causing stiffness, … Continue Reading


Healthy Living Tips for Women

Women have health concerns that differ from men, and it’s important to know what you can do as a woman to stay healthy throughout your life. Making intelligent lifestyle choices will help you look and feel great at any age. To help you maintain your best possible wellness, Dr. Betyshia Watson offers her top five … Continue Reading


What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

By: Mary T. Dobias, PT/CHT Do you wake up at night with your thumb, index, middle and/or radial half of the ring finger?  Are you finding that you are dropping objects? You may be experiencing symptoms related to compression of the median nerve at the wrist commonly known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The median nerve … Continue Reading


Staying safe at home: Are you at risk for a fall?

Written by Rita Brereton, MPT The Centers for Disease Control report that one of every three adults, age 65 years or older, falls each year In the United States – 60 percent of those falls happen at home.  How do you know if you are at risk for serious injury from a fall? Ask yourself these questions: … Continue Reading


World Cup Fever and Other Soccer Ailments


From Jozy Altidore’s strained hamstring to Clint Dempsey’s broken nose and other bumps and bruises, the US Men’s World Cup Team suffered injuries to key players so far in the World Cup. Soccer can be pretty rough on the body.  Below are some common soccer-related injuries that Scott Allyn, a certified athletic trainer for Sentara Sports Medicine … Continue Reading


Summer sun and water safety tips


It’s that time of year when we just can’t get enough of the sunshine and time spent outdoors. Though we may be in a hurry to rush out to the pool or beach, there are a few tips you should consider to keep you and your family safe. Sun safety tips When buying sunscreen, make … Continue Reading


Gardening safety: Keep the aches away


The painstaking grounds and well-manicured flowerbeds of great gardeners can come at a cost. Many of the activities of gardening – if not done correctly —can put added stresses and strains on your body. Some of the most common complaints of avid gardeners are backaches, repetitive motion injuries, muscle soreness and blisters. Here’s how you … Continue Reading


Walk your way to better health


Looking to get a jump start on your fitness this summer, but can’t find the right activity? Just grab your most comfortable shoes and go for a walk!  According to Dr. Penny Lane, pediatrician with Sentara Pediatric Physicians and founder of the Walk with a Doc program in Hampton Roads, “walking is an exercise that … Continue Reading


Sentara: Creating a culture of safety


At Sentara, our focus goes beyond the basics of making healthcare safe for its patients. We’ve built a strong “Culture of Safety”  to reduce medical errors, which helps us deliver safe, reliable and effective care. The foundation of this culture is a strong accountability to perform habitual behaviors that reduce medical errors. Sentara staff uses guidelines known as “Safety … Continue Reading

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5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Walking or Running Program


By Jesse Cornelius, MPT, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center It’s never too late to start a new walking or running program. In light of Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 28, we’d like to offer up a few tips if you’re thinking about walking, jogging, or even participating in a race! 1. Listen to … Continue Reading

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