Exercise and Your Mood

Exercise has great benefits for your physical health - it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Why exercise lifts your mood Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals all work together to make you...

Your Virtual Physical Therapist

As 2019 came to a close and we started planning for 2020 at Delta Physical Therapy, we decided that telehealth / virtual visits were a new service to be offered starting in the Summer 2020. Well, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide stay-at-home orders certainly accelerated those plans! We recognized the need to move quickly and by March 23rd we started virtual sessions with clients. It...

Nutrition for Immunity

Your guide to pumping up your immune system to fight off bacteria and viruses! Hi! My name is Valerie Wright, I am a registered dietitian, owner of Adaptive RX Nutrition and have just recently joined the team at Delta Physical Therapy. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was working along with Kristen and Steve to bring nutrition consultations to the Delta community. I wish this wasn’t the way...

Age is Just a Number

We’ve all heard the age old verbiage, “age is just a number” or “you’re only as old as you feel.” But for most people that has a negative connotation, but really age is just a number and should NOT define you or what you are capable of! Yes it’s true, there are diagnoses associated with increasing age like degenerative disc disease and arthritis. However, they do not have...

Self Love ❤️ Self Care

We’ve all heard it, “self care is the best care” or “you can’t help others if you don’t help yourself.” We are in a time where one feels the need to be the fastest at meeting deadlines, fittest in the gym and attaining highest social status are the priorities. So naturally when you hear the words “self care” you just roll your eyes and move on, because let's...

Delta Physical Therapy Can Help You Keep Your Resolution

As one year comes to a close and another begins, people begin to set goals and make resolutions. Losing weight, getting to the gym more often or getting into "better shape" are all common. These all require increasing your amount of physical activity. More activity is great for your health, energy levels, sleep, and mood. However, ramping up your activity level too quickly after a holiday season of...

Holiday WOW

With the holiday season kicked into gear, lets not forget about the best gift of all...self care! At Delta we want to keep you moving through the holiday season. So whether you are at home for the holidays or out of town visiting family, you can get a work out in wherever you are! Through the next few weeks we will be posting an exercise progression, your Holiday...

Strength Training…is it OKAY for my child?

When it comes to sports performance in youth athletes, this question is often posed…Should my child lift weights at school? The quick and easy answer…YES, absolutely, 100%!  There have been positive associations found in children and adolescents when looking at improvement in muscular fitness and bone health. One of the main positive associations is an increase self-esteem. However, the big down fall with resistance training (RT) programs is...

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