Articles by Month

How Seasonal Affective Disorder affects Sleep Patterns

As mentioned in previous posts, Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a depressive-based medical condition that typically impacts people during the fall and winter months. Approximately 6% of all people develop this disorder each year and it wreaks havoc with natural...

Fight Winter Blues in Less than An Hour A Week!

What happens when the warm days of summer are replaced by dreary, cold winter weather? Winter blues is a reality for many people. Even the most cheerful person feels as gloomy as the clouds outside for no apparent reason except winter blues. With an estimated one out...

Planning a Home Exercise Program for Winter

If you are suffering from seasonal affective disorder or the “winter blues”, a home exercise program can be very effective. Many find that the bitter temperatures and the icy roads that are common in the winter months make them dread going outdoors, much less to the...

Exercise at Home to Fight the Winter Blues

If you are looking a way to fight the winter blues, try a little exercise at home. The days are becoming shorter, the temperatures are dipping, and it takes effort to get outside. It is no wonder you might be struggling with low spirits and seasonal doldrums. Winter...

Winter Wonder Workout

Looking for a way to beat the winter blues and keep up with your workout? Here's a great way to stay out of hibernation mode. Simple indoor workouts can really fit the bill when it's too cold to enjoy the fresh air and nature. This simple graphic shows you 8 simple...

Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder

“SAD” stands for “Seasonal Affective Disorder”.  Essentially, this is a form of depression that typically occurs as a result of season-based changes. It is known to detrimentally impact individuals at the same time each year. The most common time when symptoms emerge...

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all...

Falls Prevention Infographic

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall View and share this infographic that outlines 6 easy steps older adults can take to prevent a fall    

Top 8 Ways Falls Prevention Awareness is Important

It’s commendable that Falls Prevention Awareness Week is one of fall’s first observations. This year, it kicks off with Falls Prevention Day on September 22. The activity continues through the weekend and following week. The event is observed across the country with...

4 Ways to Incorporate Balance Into Your Everyday Life

The 22nd of this month is fall prevention awareness day. This encourages us to focus on the many ways we can adapt our environment and ourselves to prevent falls. Often, as discussed earlier, this fall prevention focus is directed to our golden years to prevent the...

Importance of Balance Training for Seniors

Why do seniors need to practice balance training? A multitude of things change as you age, not the least of which is muscle tone, eyesight and basic limb strength. These are just a few of the things that can lead to falls in older individuals, which can result in...

3 PT Techniques That Will Help You Feel Younger

Daydreaming about being young again usually has no relation to the actual age; instead, it has everything to do with the zest and optimism we had when we were young. In our younger days, our metabolism was higher, our energy levels were off the charts, and we all had...

Working with a Certified Trainer to Improve Balance

There are numerous benefits associated with training to improve balance. Most individuals mistakenly believe that balance training is only appropriate for those that are recovering from injuries. According to research, balance training with a certified person is...

Physical Therapy – An Effective Approach to Vestibular Disorders

Over 69 million different people will suffer from vestibular disorders at one point in their lifetime. While medications may assist the inner ear and brain connection, they often result in unfavorable side effects. Additionally, medications do not typically treat the...

Back To Motion to ‘Back’ Frozen

Back To Motion is proud to announce that we will be the official physical therapy team for the cast of Frozen the Broadway Musical! Disney is bringing their musical to Denver's very own Buell Theatre for their pre-broadway engagement. The show will run at the Denver...

Balance and Falls – A Complication of Aging

According to the World Health Organization, falls are considered the most prominent of all external causes associated with unintentional injuries. Falls are especially common among the elderly. Statistics released in a WHO report show that up to 35% of all people age...