The Popular New “Prescription” is Exercise!


By Carrie McKewan, A2 Physical Therapy’s personal fitness trainer

We know physical activity goes hand in hand with good health. Studies show people generally live longer and healthier lives when they are active. Even 30 minutes of moderate walking five days a week can provide incredible health benefits.

And guess what? Doctors are starting to finally “prescribe” exercise to their patients. Because eating well, getting plenty of sleep, and exercise are the three main pillars to your best health and so much better than popping a pill if you don’t need to.

The trainers at A2 Physical Therapy can help you become more active, whether you are starting from couch potato status or want to shave minutes off your running time — everyone is welcome, and everyone can benefit from moving more.

It’s true that exercise and activity may replace or reduce the need for some medications. Physical activity can reduce depression, anxiety, and improve sleep. It also can decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and much more.

Just imagine if there was a pill that could do all the things that exercise can do for your body. Good thing you don’t have to wait for that to be discovered — you already have everything you need to take control of your health.

So, if your doctor prescribes you to get moving more, look to the pros at A2 help you find workouts that are safe and sustainable so you can do it for the rest of your (longer) life!

"I had a lot of fear after surgery, afraid that I would not regain mobility and strength. I feel that A2 helped me achieve a higher plateau of health, motion, and strength than I would’ve achieved elsewhere. Also, A2 has taught me the exercises to go even further, to strengthen and mobilize my shoulder. I fully trust A2 and will recommend them to all my friends, family, and coworkers. They have all treated both me and my wife with a gentle kindness that is rare today and have made us feel welcome in their care. Very professional, but with a sense of caring; that is how I would describe A2. I will miss them all and am very grateful to have been in their hands."

− Roger

"Two words…WOW! Amazing! These two words encompass everything that is A2 Physical Therapy is. Put aside the beauty of the business, the immaculate cleanliness and exquisite equipment. More important is the quality of care that you revive here. The extensive knowledge and the actual sure care that provide is fantastic. You will be, as I have been, in great hands as the work to achieve the goals you will set together. It is a true joy to be a part of this “family”! Thank you A2!"

− Sean

"After a three-car rear end accident, I had a concussion and severe whiplash. I picked A2 to help me recover. I will have to honestly say A2's expertise and therapists along with all the other staff, have been the "silver lining". They are very knowledgable and take the time to explain what they are doing. and why they are doing it. They are extremely friendly, thoughtful, and maintain flexible hours. I have followed the home exercises regularly and have seen steady improvement. This is very important as I am a small business owner with a physically demanding job. A2 has it all! Fantastic physical therapists, massage therapist, and personal fitness trainers, all under one roof. Alika is a visionary and A2 is the hidden jewel of PT, but not for long."

− Danielle