Are you getting enough exercise?

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Exercise

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with good advice? One day saccharin causes cancer and then the next it doesn't. Work out twice a week to stay in shape. Exercise 30 minutes a day. One day the headlines say one thing, and the next week they say something totally different. Health experts often disagree on matters of nutrition and fitness. However, when it comes to the need for moderate physical activity, there seems to be universal agreement - if you want better health, you must exercise regularly! Read more »


Why Manage Weight?

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Exercise, Weight Loss

Obesity is the fastest growing health problem in the U.S. today. 65% of Americans are overweight, and 31% are considered obese. Even our children are overweight (15.3% of 6- to 11-year olds and 15.5% of adolescents). Obesity will soon surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in this country. Since our bodies aren’t made to be carrying all this extra weight around, we are experiencing more problems with back pain. Read more »

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village Introduces Pilates Rehab

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is pleased to announce the addition of Pilates Reformers to its Physical Therapy Program.  

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates.  The exercises are instrumental in building balance & develop muscle of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to promote efficient and graceful moments.  "A Pilates Reformer improves balance, increases the effectiveness of a traditional physical therapy program, and teaches patients to "unlearn" inefficient movement patterns and improve core strength and stability", says Veronica Sterling, Administrator of Mount Pleasant Retirement Village.  This is a great addition to traditional therapy.

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village is one of eleven communities owned and operated by OPRS headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  OPRS serves more than 4,500 residents each year.