Meet Troy Hancock

Meet Strive! Physical Therapist Assistant Troy Hancock. What he really loves about his job is helping people. Watch the video to learn more about Troy and Strive!

Specialized Hand Therapy at Strive!

 

Specialized hand therapy is provided by a skilled occupational therapist who specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.

How does it work?

The main objectives
of treatment are:

• evaluation of strength, endurance, and motion

• increase functional use of the upper extremity

• decrease pain and fabrication of dynamic and static splints

You can find our hand care specialist at all three Strive!

Fall Risk and Prevention

We’ve all heard Life Alert’s® trademark, “I’m falling and I can’t get up,” which we associate with ‘old age’, and the misconception that falling is not a risk for the ‘young’ or those who don’t live around areas of hidden ice.  The fact is, however, that falling is a common mishap that can happen to anyone at anytime due to a multitude of factors and can often lead to a serious injury.  

Hydration

Hydration

Summertime often includes having ‘fun in the sun’ and/or traveling.  Although good for our mental health, these activities can often affect the amount of water consumption in our daily routine.  Staying hydrated is important for physiological functions, and maintaining a proper balance between water and electrolytes in our bodies determines how most our systems function,

Anti-Aging and Exercise

 

Anti-Aging and Exercise

Although the only way to truly support the title, “anti-aging,” is to embrace the inevitable part of life – death, there are things we can do to prolong our existence… and feel better and more youthful.  There are many factors in our lives that affect our health and aging.

Listen to Your Gut!

When we blindly ingest whatever substance pierced by the tines of our fork, we sometimes notice how our gut is trying to tell us something – good or bad – depending on what it is we are consuming. Sometimes we learn that lactose from milk is no longer being digested, or sugary snacks cause an increase in fat and/or lead to insulin dependence.

Muscle Matters!

 

 

We all know that building muscle helps with strength and makes us look fit.  But what exactly are muscles? How do they contribute to our health, and how can we be more efficient at keeping our muscles healthy.

 

Muscles are a band or bundle of fibrous tissue that has the ability to contract,

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