Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness
Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness is an outpatient physical therapy practice specializing in care and prevention of orthopedic injuries.
Our focus is on YOU and our mission is to improve your quality of life by:
- providing expert, one-on-one patient care
- providing patient, caregiver, community and staff education
- promoting wellness
As our patient, you can expect care from highly-educated and skilled clinicians who exhibit integrity and professionalism. And you can expect convenience - we have early morning and late afternoon appointments available, and participate with most major insurances. * No physician referral is required for most insurances.*
Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness can provide you with an individualized treatment plan to:
- Help you move better
- Ease your pain
- Help you recover from surgery
- Teach you how to care for yourself
- Help you prevent injury
- Improve your quality of life
We accept most insurance plans including Medicare, worker's compensation and auto. Please call us at 717-790-9994 for information about your insurance coverage.
Heat, humidity and hydration
Heat indexes are rising this weekend so it is important to remember to stay hydrated and take shelter from the heat. So, is there any way to know if you are at risk for dehydration? According to the July 2019 NATA News if you awake in the morning, and are more than 1% lighter than the prior day, have dark yellow to golden or brownish urine and you feel thirsty, this makes you very likely to be at risk of dehydration when participating in activities in hot/humid conditions. If two of those three conditions are present, you are likely to be at risk of dehydration.
Please know that certain vitamins and medications can alter the color of your urine too. Some ways to stay hydrated include drinking water, milk and sports drinks. Other food sources for improving hydration include watermelon, strawberries, bananas (because they are high in potassium, a nutrient important for muscle function), iceberg lettuce and spinach, cucumbers and radishes(especially peeled to reduce the fiber content), celery, and cauliflower (which is 92% water by weight). You need to stay hydrated before activities in the heat, during the activity and after the activity. Don’t let yourself become dehydrated and suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke which could lead to death. Think before you plan any outdoor activities, especially on hot and humid days like the predicted conditions for the upcoming weekend. Please stay safe and healthy during the hottest days of the summer!