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Exercise May Improve Your Memory

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Balance, Exercise | 0 comments

Exercise May Improve Your Memory

Orthopedic professionals such as physicians and physical therapists often refer to the human body’s kinetic chain – the notion that all bones, joints and “links” are connected, and that movement in one area can affect function in all areas.  While not officially part of the kinetic chain, it turns out the human brain is affected by (and can benefit from) bodily movement and exercise, as well, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger.  “Medical research have long supported the concept that movement is medicine when it comes to aging well...

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Use Fitness Apps in 2018…but Use with Caution

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Use Fitness Apps in 2018…but Use with Caution

As more people continue to turn to health apps on their smartphones to help achieve goals related to exercise and weight loss, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger.  According to a report by the firm Research2Guideance, more than 325,000 health apps were available to consumers in 2017. These include popular apps like Strava, Lose It!, Couch to 5K, FitStar Personal Trainer, etc. – apps available to help people achieve goals related to weight loss, healthy eating, and...

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Make your 2018 resolutions stick with these goalsetting tips

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Make your 2018 resolutions stick with these goalsetting tips

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone. According to Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the U.S. each year: to work out more and to lose weight. “Fortunately, statistics don’t control the success or failure of any life change,” said Monger, co-owner of...

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Free Foam Roller Workshop at APEX

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Exercise, Foam Roller, Pain Relief | 0 comments

Fall is here and winter and the holiday season are just around the corner. It has be a while since Apex has hosted a workshop regarding how to properly utilize a foam roller for injury prevention and overall wellness. But we’ve had some requests to conduct another workshop soon. This can be a very busy time of the year and we often focus on doing kind things for others, we all know that staying active through the winter has enormous benefits and is a gift to ourselves.  Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29th at 6:30 pm at APEX Physical...

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Annual physical therapy checkups essential for active adults, healthy aging

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Active & Aging, Healthy Living, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Annual physical therapy checkups essential for active adults, healthy aging

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice each year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual checkups with a physical therapist? According to Brock Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras, annual physical therapy checkups provide the third critical (and often overlooked) piece in long-term health and preventative care. “The primary focus of a physical therapist is the musculoskeletal system – the bones,...

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Physical therapy proven safer, effective option to prescription meds

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Pain Relief | 0 comments

Physical therapy proven safer, effective option to prescription meds

October is National Physical Therapy Month. And as medical professionals across the U.S. work together to expound the benefits of physical therapy, the team at Apex Physical Therapy in Madras are joining the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in highlighting a topic that affects the lives of millions: opioid awareness. More specifically, says physical therapist Brock Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy, the goal is to create awareness around the fact that physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to opioids (i.e.,...

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Rise Up at Work in the Name of Health

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Rise Up at Work in the Name of Health

It’s been said that too much of anything can be bad for you. And according to Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, this theory holds true with sitting – or, pretty much any prolonged sedentary behavior, for that matter. In an age when more people find themselves sitting for hours at a time at home, in transit and at work, researchers are finding sobering parallels between inactivity and an increased risk of health complications and chronic diseases. Yet studies have shown that the average American spends more than half of his or her waking...

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Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Athletics, Concussion, Exercise | 0 comments

Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger says that studies now suggest managed exercise and movement can hasten recovery.  “It wasn’t that long ago when concussion sufferers were told not to move – to rest, with no exercise, until symptoms improved,”...

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A positive attitude reaps positive results

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Active & Aging, Healthy Living | 0 comments

A positive attitude reaps positive results

“Mind over matter” may seem a bit cliché when it comes to health and science, but in Brock Monger’s world, a positive attitude plays an undeniable role in reaching and maintaining optimal health. A physical therapist and co-owner at Apex Physical Therapy in Madras, Monger has witnessed numerous success stories, from clients overcoming chronic pain issues to those achieving full range of motion following surgery. And for each of these successes exists a single, underlying factor affecting the patient’s final outcome: a positive attitude. “The...

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Exercise essential during, after cancer treatment

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Breast Cancer, Exercise, Prehabilitation | 0 comments

Exercise essential during, after cancer treatment

As National Cancer Survivors Day is held in June, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger finds this annual celebration of life as the ideal opportunity to point out the ways research has shown that movement and exercise can improve the health and quality of life of those who suffer from and have survived cancer. According to American Cancer Society, multiple studies have shown that regular physical therapy and exercise can have profound effects on those battling cancer, both physically and mentally – even to the extent of improving survival...

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