Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
RehabFit April’s Member of the Month – Tara Stark
Tara has been a member of RehabFit since January 2018! Tara has been very motivated to stick to her weekly routine. She has referred many friends and co-workers to RehabFit and now has company to exercise with!
Why did you decide to join RehabFit?
I joined RehabFit when my doctor highly recommended I begin exercising regularly due to my high cholesterol and type two diabetes.
What changes have you seen in your body or made in your lifestyle since you have joined?
I have changed the way I eat by staying away from processed food and carbohydrates. I also incorporate exercise into my daily routine. I have lost weight, I sleep better at night, and my stress levels have decreased!
What motivates you to keep coming to RehabFit?
What motivates me to keep exercising is my health. I know that I do not want to go back to the hospital, I do not want to rely on medication, therefore I am motivated to continue coming to RehabFit. The clean gym and friendly and knowledgeable staff make me want to keep coming back.
What kind of advice would you give to other RehabFit members?
Get the most out of your exercise – Don’t be afraid to ask for help or change up your program, or try new classes!
Our RehabFit team includes registered physical and occupational therapists with advanced degrees and certificates with expertise in orthopedics, industrial medicine, occupational rehabilitation, hand therapy, health and safety and other specialty areas. Our therapists have clinical education in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) – a manual therapy designed to treat overused muscles. Click here for more information or call (603) 238-2225.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month – White Sock Campaign
Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Peripheral arterial disease, or (PAD) develops when arteries become completely or partially blocked with plaque deposits that limit blood flow to legs. Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or even death. Atherosclerosis (plaque buildup) in the legs does not always cause symptoms, […]
RehabFit Exercise of the Week – Calf Stretch Lunge
Posted on September 12th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
The RehabFit Exercise of the Week is presented by Speare Memorial Hospital’s medical fitness team members, Leah Baron, MS and Rebeccah Chase, MS, CSCS, RCEP. This week they present how to do the Calf Stretch Lunge. This is a popular stretch because it can be done anywhere, and it improves mobility as well as flexibility. […]