Twenty-five year old brings “biological age” from 52 years old down to 18 years old in five months
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Several months ago, Jessica Halverson was having dizzy spells. Her general physician initially diagnosed vertigo, but further testing proved she had high blood pressure. “I really didn’t want to go on blood pressure medication,” said the 25-year-old Halverson, who works as an office manager in a pet hospital in Largo.
She attended an educational event at Impact Health in Palm Harbor with a friend, where she was tested using the physical therapy and fitness training clinic’s BioAge Monitor. This device reads the pulse through the finger and reports several key health indicators, such as the body’s biological age in terms of fitness and overall health, by the overall stiffness or elasticity of arteries.
Sixty-Seven Year Old Avoids Knee Replacement Surgery with Physical Therapy
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2013) — Years of wear and tear in sports had taken their toll on Leon Johnson’s knee. The 67-year-old former Howard University football player was facing a knee replacement surgery in late 2011.
Thankfully, physical therapy services he received at Impact Health in Palm Harbor prior to the surgery enabled him to prevent the surgery altogether…
Congressman and Impact’s Owner Discuss Proposed Health Care Bill
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2013) — On Aug. 30, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) visited Impact Health, a physical therapy and sports fitness clinic in Palm Harbor, to tour the facility and discuss several bills currently in front of the federal legislature.
Gina Musolino, PT, MSEd, EdD, Associate Professor and Coordinator Clinical Education at the University of South Florida’s School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, coordinated the visit on behalf of the Florida Physical Therapy Association.
Among the several proposed bills Congressman Bilirakis discussed during this visit was the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (H.R. 713/S. 367). If passed, the bill would repeal the cap on outpatient rehabilitation services for Medicare beneficiaries.