Treating high blood pressure

There are factors that you can not control in regards to your blood pressure – your age, ethnicity or family history.  But there here are 3 simple things you can start doing right away to lower your pressure. Exercise.  If your body

Stroke Awareness Event

For those of you local to Rancho Mirage, CA, come join us on May 17th from 10:30 to noon.  New Beginning Physical Therapy is one of the proud sponsors of this event to raise awareness of strokes, stroke prevention and resources available

Hypertension – the “Silent Killer”

Do you know why high blood pressure is called the silent killer and is a leading cause of strokes? Hypertension – high blood pressure – puts more pressure against the walls of your blood vessels.  This increased stress to your blood vessels

Behaviors for Stroke Prevention

The following are things that you can control to lessen your chance of having a stroke. Control your blood pressure.  Maintain close communication with your doctor to determine if you need medication.  Lifestyle changes, such as exercise, weight loss, dietary changes can

Strokes kill brain cells

A stroke kills over 100 million nerve cells.  Thankfully, we have over 200 billion!  The good news about this is that there are plenty of cells left to make new connections.  This development of new connections is like rewiring the brain. A

May is Stroke Awareness Month!

There are an estimated 7,000,000 stroke survivors in the U.S. over age 20. Approximately 795,000 strokes will occur this year, one occurring every 40 seconds, and taking a life approximately every four minutes. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of

Rehab after a brain injury or stroke

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to recover from a brain injury or severe stroke?  Many people don’t understand the intensity of the work that goes into a person’s recovery.  There are three types of therapy needed.  Physical therapy helps a