From the USA Today - June 28, 2012 WASHINGTON – The waiting game is over for consumers, employers, health care providers and insurers. Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that upheld the 2010 health care law means ongoing trends will continue, and those who waited on the sidelines for the court will now have to implement their parts of the law. For consumers, that means that those intimidated by what opponents called the overly complex part of the law will have to learn what will affect them, particularly if they have to buy their own insurance or pay a penalty for skipping it. Employers who ... read more »
With a presence in the Tri-Cities since 1992, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy continues to meet the needs of our community with three clinics – Richland Physical Therapy, Southridge Physical Therapy, and West Kennewick Physical Therapy. As our community continues to grow, we are proud to stay connected by providing you with community education and by sponsoring various youth athletic programs, such as Kennewick American Youth Baseball and Legion Baseball.
Health care services can be mislabeled too.Advertising apples as oranges? Such type of misleading advertising occurs with health care services, too. In some states the term “physical therapy” is misrepresented or inappropriately advertised to the public by individuals who are not licensed as physical therapists. This characterization is misleading to the public, illegal in some states, and an issue of public protection for patients who think they are under the care of a licensed physical therapist, but in reality are not. “Physical therapy” is not a generic term—it describes the care provided by or under the direction of licensed physical therapists. ... read more »
A proper warm-up routine is a vital component of any athletic participation. Competitive or recreational, the health and performance of participants is improved with an appropriate warm-up. The intent of this activity is two-fold: 1) warm the body’s muscles and soft tissues for optimum performance and 2) reduce the risk of injury from overloading inadequately prepared muscles. Traditional warm-up routines have incorporated primarily static stretches. These prolonged holds are designed to increase the length and flexibility of specific muscles or muscle groups. However, recent evidence suggests that static stretching prior to activity actually inhibits performance. Static stretches are still useful as ... read more »