Exercise – A Treatment for Parkinson’s

Hillcrest Physical Therapy > Hillcrest Physical Therapy Blog > Parkinson’s Exercise – A Treatment for Parkinson’s Fifteen years ago exercise was thought to be an ineffective form of treatment for Parkinson’s disease. But in recent years, it has...

Tai Chi – A Great Form of Exercise for the Aging Adult

Hillcrest Physical Therapy > Hillcrest Physical Therapy Blog > Tai Chi Tai Chi – A Great Form of Exercise for Aging Adults We all know it’s important to stay active. But it can be hard to find exercises that work with the physical challenges that often...

The Benefits of an Annual Exam

The Benefits of an Annual Exam  “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”  – George Bernard Shaw Aging doesn’t have to mean that you have to stop being independent or completely change your lifestyle. By being proactive about...

Staying Positive is One Secret to Healthy Aging

Staying happy and positive in life can help you remain active and healthy as you grow older.  Mind over matter” may seem a bit cliché when it comes to health and science, but a positive attitude plays an undeniable role in reaching and maintaining optimal health –...

5 Exercises for Improving Balance, Preventing Falls

Hillcrest Physical Therapy > Hillcrest Physical Therapy Blog > Balance Exercises 5 Exercises for Improving Balance and Preventing Falls   When we’re young, falls are treated as teaching opportunities. “Get back on your feet, brush yourself off and keep...

Exercise Balance to Prevent Falls

Hillcrest Physical Therapy > Hillcrest Physical Therapy Blog > Balance Exercise Balance to Prevent Falls   Just as a reduction in resistance training can make us weaker and fewer miles on the treadmill can reduce our cardiovascular fitness levels, maintaining...