October 30, 2016

Stronger Bones and Better Balance Through Resistance Training

Osteoporosis + Compromised Balance = Potential for Devastating Fractures In the ongoing dialogue about challenges associated with aging two topics inevitably bubble up, osteoporosis and compromised balance and falls. Appropriately so, given the how pervasive they are. The risks, prevalence, and adverse outcomes of either condition are well established. Each of them on their own is pernicious and can lead to debilitating injuries. When combined, osteoporosis (along with its precursor, osteopenia) and compromised balance can be devastating. The combination of falls and brittle bones often leads to serious, even life changing fractures, and sometimes even worse outcomes. In a recent […]
October 30, 2016

Meet Founding Member #1 – Jack Strouse, Esq

For most of us, Jack Strouse, needs no introduction. He’s a prominent and beloved long-time resident of Westborough. What you may not have known is that Jack was our very first member! He is Founding Member #1. Jack got started with Accelerated Strength & Balance before we were even open, serving as a test subject (some might say guinea pig) when we were gearing up to launch prior to our Grand Opening in 2013. He’s been a faithful friend and disciplined exerciser ever since. A little about Jack and his story… He is a native son of New York State, […]
October 30, 2016

Meet Alan Cheng – Doctor of Physical Therapy

I think most of us know Alan, but for those who haven’t been under his care, allow me to introduce him. Alan is our lead Physical Therapist here at ACCELERATED Strength & Balance. He’s been with us about a year and a half and has made an amazing impact in such a short time. Alan grew up in New Jersey as the youngest of three in a hard working family. His two older siblings are also in the medical field, one a plastic surgeon and the other a nurse. Back in Jersey, he was a multiple sport athlete and began to […]
October 30, 2016

Parkinson’s Disease – A Reason For Hope

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder prevalent mostly, but not exclusively in seniors. People who have Parkinson’s produce less dopamine than others. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is involved in the transmission of nerves signals to and from the brain. Parkinson’s is diagnosed by it’s physical manifestations. There is no biological or chemical test that can identify the disorder. Essentially, people present with the associated symptoms and then all other possible causes are eliminated, resulting in the a diagnosis. Those symptoms are known as “cardinal features”. They are: Bradykinesia, or slowness of movement and trouble initiating movement Resting […]
October 27, 2016

Strong Is The New Skinny

For ages upon ages, men and women have been trying to lose weight. Each has his or her own motivations for doing so. These might range from leading a healthier lifestyle, to prevention of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, to looking and feeling more attractive. Maybe their doctors have told them they need to lose weight. Maybe they’ve experienced the loss or suffering of somebody close to them who had to contend with a terrible disease like heart disease or diabetes which might have been avoided with better lifestyle choices. Or maybe, they simply aren’t happy about how […]