The Critical Role of the Primary Care Physician: What Your Employees Need to Know

by Andrea Lucas

— By Amy Turner, Executive Director/COO of Innovation Health We all remember the days of the HMO plan – limited care options that left many employees looking for more choice and access to care for themselves and their families.  To help meet this employee request many HR directors began looking toward PPO plans, which offered […]

What may be missing from your fat loss program?

by Andrea Lucas

-Written by Brian Wright, BW-PT You may have heard that fat loss results happen in the kitchen – that 80% of your efforts should be focused on proper diet.That approach can be successful. However, I like to tell most of my clients that it’s more like 50/50 – I recommend splitting your efforts equally among […]

Motion is the Lotion, But What if it’s Not?

by Andrea Lucas

–  Written by Dr. Genevieve Griffin, PT, DPT, OCS, GCFP  While flipping through my notes, I recently ran across a couple catchphrases so many of us in physical therapy know: “Motion is the Lotion” and “Use it or Lose it.” But, what do you do if you are someone that hurts to move let alone exercise?  I […]

Get the 411 on 1095 Forms

by Andrea Lucas

-Written by Bill Schmidt, SBIS You may have read or seen articles about a new tax form called a 1095 form.  So, what exactly is this form and do you need to be concerned about it? The answer is YES, you do need to be concerned!  The 1095 form is a tax document that proves […]

How to Treat Your Own Acute Back Pain

by Andrea Lucas

– Written by Elizabeth “Betsy” Scudder, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, Restore Physical Therapy Have you ever bent over to pick up a dropped item from off the floor, and suddenly—BAM!—a wave of back pain hit you?  Chances are, after that happened, you may not have been able to stand back up again without significantly increasing your […]

Keeping An Eye On Your Heart

by Andrea Lucas

— Written by Lauren McHugh, of Orangetheory Fitness It’s a statistic we hear throughout the year but do we really hear it? Heart Disease is our leading cause of death (CDC Stats), claiming over 600,000 American men and women each year. While we can easily get mired in discussing which diet to follow (Is red meat good […]

Four Health Insurance Trends to Watch for in 2016

by Andrea Lucas

– Post written by Innovation Health For business owners, January marks a critical moment for assessing both the successes and shortcomings of the past year. With regard to our health insurance, this month is also a time for reviewing, and making critical decisions regarding the needs of our employees and our business. As the health […]

Five Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

by Andrea Lucas

Post original location here. Thank you Charmekia Martin of Patient First for the great info! The Super Bowl is this weekend, and let’s be honest – some of the best parts of game day are tailgating and parties. It just wouldn’t be football season without a buffet line of chips and Buffalo wings! Here’s the kicker: […]

Loudoun County Gov. Employees Puts Workplace Wellness into Practice

by Andrea Lucas

-Written by Christy Blake, Loudoun County, Virginia Economic Development As an employer, the Loudoun County Government offers workplace wellness initiatives to support its employees in areas of health awareness, preventive health actions and healthy life habits. It’s no secret that Loudoun County is one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S.  Over the years, […]