Do you notice that you misunderstand speech in noisy restaurants and workplaces? Do you think that “everyone mumbles”? In many cases, the real trouble is an underlying hearing loss.
Hearing loss is a problem no one can physically touch or feel, happens slowly overtime, can cause a loss of understanding, and can leave you at an increased risk for developing other health issues like Dementia.
The Risks of Hearing Loss:
Untreated hearing loss can lead to social isolation, depression, and cognitive decline
For every 10 decibels of hearing loss, there is a significant increase in your risk of falling
Untreated hearing loss leads to 5% brain atrophy and a 30% increase risk of Dementia as well as other degenerative brain health issues
You are not alone:
About 20% of Americans have hearing loss. That’s 48 million people!
At the age of 65, 1 in 3 people have hearing loss or problems understanding audible speech
On average, people will wait 7 years before addressing their hearing problem
Roughly 28.8 million Americans could benefit from the use of a hearing and brain enhancement device
The FYZICAL® difference:
FYZICAL’s focus on balance and hearing enhances brain health! Our program promotes brain enhancement with unique hearing amplification, and we have highly trained Doctors of Audiology to provide you with state-of-the-art treatments to help you with your hearing problem.
Over 56 million Americans have disability. Medical spending among older adults is related more strongly to the presence of disability than remaining life expectancy. Disability increases the risk of hospitalization and institutionalization and is a major public policy concern. Disability crosses all age, gender, and race groups and is a major public health concern. Participation in moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity is a low cost measure to improve health outcomes and reduce disability. Despite important publicized benefits of physical activity, U.S. adults primarily engage in sedentary behavior (<1.5 metabolic equivalents).
A sedentary lifestyle is associated with a variety of poor health outcomes, including increased incidence for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mortality (Dunlop D et al. 2013). As Doctors of Physical Therapy, we are poised and ready to help reverse the trend, said Dr. Idler Bonhomme, Clinical Director of FYZICAL Orlando. Although we know that physical activity promote health, older adults on average spent almost two thirds of their waking time being sedentary reported by Dunlop D et al. So winter is over, spring is in here. I challenge you to get to know your number. What is your BodyQ #? You can't get there, unless you know where you are beginning. Start your transformation now. In addition to cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels, you'll want to keep track of your BodyQ™. It's a new test revolutionizing the way you track your physical fitness and strength, developed by Fyzical.
Find out more information about Muscle Imbalance from Dr. Alex Altamiranda in the Fyzical Tip of the Week featured on HealthIQ Radio with Heidi Godman.
Muscle Imbalance is much more common than one would think. Human movement and everyday functions require muscle length balance and strength between opposing muscles surrounding a joint. Interestingly enough, muscle imbalance if often times different between males and females. Physical therapists can help you discover a possible muscle imbalance in your body, if it can be a problem in the near future and possible treatments.
Find out more information regarding Muscle Imbalance in this audio clip featuring Dr. Alex Altamiranda.
Fyzical DPT Alex Altamiranda was featured on WebPT's blog discussing BodyQ, an integrated testing program addressing movement, function, general health, vision, hearing, balance, and recovery provided by Fyzical. Its primary function is to save you injury and damage down the road. The test will also help you in other ways, whether you want to increase your energy levels, recover from injury or illness, run your first 5K, lose 10 pounds, or just feel stronger. BodyQ testing can jump start you on the way to achieving your goals. See the blog Alex was featured in below:
"Today’s blog post comes from Alex Altamiranda, clinical director at Fyzical in Sarasota, Florida. Follow him on Twitter @SportsDPT.
At this year’s APTA conference in Salt Lake City, the House of Delegates adopted a new vision for the physical therapy profession: “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience." One way that PTs can begin to “optimize movement” is to promote the need for annual physical therapy assessments. This is one of the APTA’s current initiatives; on the APTA website, you can offer suggestions as to what you believe should be a part of a physical therapy annual assessment........... (READ MORE)"