Listening Time — 21:19
Chronic diseases are widespread in this country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that almost half of adults have at least one chronic health condition, and a quarter of adults have two or more.
Chronic diseases are also often deadly – responsible for seven of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S., and expensive – accounting for 86% of our nation’s total health care costs.
The good news is chronic diseases are largely preventable.
In today’s episode of Move Forward Radio physical therapist Mike Eisenhart, PT, talks about chronic disease prevention, both in terms of a physical therapist’s role in preventing chronic disease, and in terms of our own role taking responsibility for our long-term health.
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Mike Eisenhart, PT, is the managing partner of Pro-Activity Associates in Lebanon, New Jersey. He is widely known as a passionate speaker, presenter and coach, on the topic of health and prevention. His practice interests are in the realms of injury and disease prevention, as well as human performance and achievement.