Most Chronic Diseases are Preventable

Are you 45+ and fearful of losing your freedom and mobility when you get older (like your parents)?

Nigeria Volunteer Trip

Last month I traveled to Nigeria to volunteer in the local health care community.  What’s amazing is that we have so many resources that we take for granted in the USA. In developing countries access to care is challenging in many ways. People are unaware of resources or unable to travel to receive resources in a timely fashion. Therefore, many people have chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases and diabetes. Check out more pictures on FB:

Team of physiotherapists and physicians at Nigeria University Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. [June 2018]

Oncology Rehabilitation Rounds with physiotherapists, nurses and physicians; people with cancer travel from far and wide to get to the facility.

With Nurses, Physiotherapists and Physicians at Cancer Center of Excellence Nigeria University Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. [June 2018]

Talking with over 90 Physiotherapy Students at University Teaching Hospital.

After our meeting with Physiotherapists and Physicians at Nigeria Federal Hospital about implementation of Oncology and Geriatric Rehabilitation outreach programs.

Chronic Disease are preventable

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of disability and death in the USA, and throughout the world! As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions. One in four adults had two or more chronic health conditions! ( )

Adding Life to Years

What I have been wondering is how can we all “Add Life to Years“? Movement is one way – physical activity most days of the week is vital to our health and wellness. Walk daily, strengthening 2-3 days a week, balance and flexibility 5 days a week. Nutritious food choices add life to years as well! Mental health and well-being is important to stay in balance.

Prevention of Chronic Diseases

Prevention is paramount! We are offering some special events through the summer. Please join us for Yoga in Action Mondays at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in a morning Yoga class, please let us know.

Workshops about Your Health

Also join us for our upcoming Workshops in Old Town Helotes at our clinic beginning at 9:00 am:

August 4: Stroke Rehabilitation: Movement Strategies to Improve Your Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life Beyond Rehabilitation.

September 8: Chronic Disease Management: Adding Life to Years!

If you are interested in prevention, health and wellness, and want to keep moving again these workshops for you!

“A healthy lifestyle for all ages ~ an active life is a happy life!” Go to: and Like US on FB: @ahnewphysicaltherapy.

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14418 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023

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