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Physical Therapists Care About Exercise Habits, Diet & Alcohol Intake

As physical therapists, we care deeply about all aspects of our patients’ health. This includes exercise habits, diet, and alcohol consumption, all of which contribute to one’s overall health in complex and interconnected ways. With this in mind, we wante
May 24, 2023

Modifying Prescription Drug Usage May Reduce The Risk Of Falling

Falls are undoubtedly the greatest threat to the health of older adults, as they represent the leading cause of non-fatal injuries responsible for hospital admissions and death in this age group. About one-third of adults over the age of 65 and one-half o
May 17, 2023

Going For Short Walks Can Improve Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure

Physical activity is essential for maintaining optimal overall health and exercising regularly is known to reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression, some cancers, and numerous other health-related issues. Yet despite this, it’s estimated th
May 10, 2023

Ankle Sprains Increase the Risks of Other Injuries But PT Reduces It

Ankle sprains are extremely common, especially for athletes and active individuals. In fact, if you’re athletically involved to any extent, there’s a strong chance that you will sprain your ankle at some point down the road. Ankle sprains account for up t
May 3, 2023

Healing Will Take Time & Physical Therapy Can Assist With Recovery

Like it or not, injuries are a part of life. And if you’re an athlete or active individual, this fact is more likely to ring true, as you’re bound to experience an injury from time to time—or perhaps even more often.
April 26, 2023

Physical Therapy & Steroid Shots May Both Benefit For Shoulder Pain

Nearly 85% of shoulder conditions involve the rotator cuff, and among the most common of these is shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). SIS results from the rotator cuff tendons becoming compressed—or “impinged”—as they pass through a small bone on top of
April 19, 2023

Having an MRI Unnecessarily May Increase Healthcare Costs

Low back pain is jarringly common. About one-half of all working Americans experience symptoms at least once every year, and roughly 31 million are affected by it at any given point in time. So if you happen to place yourself in this category, you’ll have
April 12, 2023

Physical Therapy May Be The Best Option for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a disorder that involves age–related changes to the cartilage in a knee joint. In a normal knee, the ends of each bone are covered by cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones from one another and absorbs shock dur
April 5, 2023

Adequate Sleep Is Integral To Athletic Recovery

We spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping, so it follows that the habits we keep during the night have a major impact on our waking lives. Sufficient sleep is an essential component of good overall health, as getting between 7–9 hours of sleep ever
March 22, 2023

TENS Therapy Provides Immediate, Short-Term Pain Relief

Physical therapists utilize a variety of interventions for each patient they treat, and their guiding principle is to always combine whichever interventions are most likely to produce a successful outcome. Most treatment programs will include a combinatio
March 15, 2023

The Use of Walking Aids Is Essential To Reduce The Risk Of Falling

If you’re over the age of 75, you might worry about the possibility of falling on a regular basis. This concern is completely understandable, as falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and the likelihood of falling increases with each addi
March 8, 2023

Seeing A Physical Therapist Can Help Ensure A Safe Return To Sports

In the realm of sports-related injuries, the hamstring is one that most people are at least somewhat familiar with. This makes sense, as a pulled hamstring—or hamstring strain—is one of the more common injuries in sports. The pain and movement restriction
March 1, 2023

Single-Leg Balance May Help To Predict One’s Mortality Risk

As we age, our bodies experience various physical and mental changes that usually tend to make everyday activities more difficult to complete. Decreased flexibility, some decline in posture and hearing, and some stiffening in the joints are a few of the m
February 22, 2023

Study Identifies Two Metals In Many Popular Chocolate Brands

If you have a tough time ending your day without reaching for a piece of chocolate—or four—to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you that blissful boost that few other foods can provide, you might want to up. Although dark chocolate certainly tastes good a
February 15, 2023

“Text Neck” May Not Be As Dangerous As Previously Believed

Our modern culture is dominated by devices, chiefly smartphones, which have a way of consuming many individuals’ free time with their countless functions—and distractions. Spending too much time on a smartphone is commonly regarded as an unhealthy habit f
February 8, 2023

Rehabilitation Helps Athletes Return To Their Sport Quickly & Safely

About 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day, and in most of these incidents, sports are involved. Ankle sprains represent the most common injury in sports, as they account for a whopping 45% of all sports-related injuries. But this risk varies widely
February 1, 2023

Diet & Exercise Can Help With High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease

Every 34 seconds, one American dies from cardiovascular disease. This makes cardiovascular disease—or heart disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women and for most ethnic and racial groups, with about 700,000 people dying from it eac
January 25, 2023

Studies Show Exercise Is Effective For Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a condition that occurs when scar tissue forms within the shoulder. This causes the shoulder capsule to thicken and tighten around the shoulder joint and reduces the amount of space for the shoulder to move with
January 18, 2023

Physical Activity is Safe & Encouraged For Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is an extremely common disorder that involves the cartilage in a knee joint. In a normal knee, the ends of each bone are covered by cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones from one another and absorbs shock during impact.
January 10, 2023

Nonsurgical Treatment Can Help Patients Overcome Lower Back Pain

There are few musculoskeletal conditions that can compete with back pain when it comes to sheer numbers. As one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor, about 25% of Americans have dealt with back pain in just the past three months, and up to 80%
January 3, 2023

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