Health Tips & News

  • Physical Therapist’s Guide to Herniated Disk

    Posted on July 9, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    A herniated disc occurs when the cushion-like cartilage (the disc) between the bones of the spine is torn, and the gelatin-like core of the disc leaks. Often mistakenly called a slipped disc, a herniated disc can be caused by sudden trauma or by long-term pressure on the spine. This condition most often affects people aged […]

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    Death Rate Related to Falls Climbs 31% in 10 Years

    Posted on July 9, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    For US residents, ages 65 and older, the rate of deaths related to falls steadily increased by 31% from 2007 through 2016, making falls the leading cause of injury-related deaths in this age group. For those aged 85 and older, the rate rose the most dramatically—from 9,188 deaths in 2007 to 16,454 deaths in 2016. […]

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    The Best Exercises to Do While Watching TV

    Posted on July 6, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    Article originally from www.verywellfit.com   If you don’t have time to go to the gym—or if you just hate going to the gym—don’t worry. Your weight loss plan doesn’t have to suffer just because you choose the couch over the health club. There are exercises to do while watching TV. You can burn 300 calories or […]

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  • How Much Physical Activity Do Kids Need?

    Posted on June 27, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    Recently we have seen a rise of diseases in children that in the past had only been seen in adults. Things like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are being seen more frequently in children. One of the best ways to combat the rise of these diseases is to make sure that your […]

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    Balance Problems

    Posted on June 25, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    Information originally from www.MoveForwardPT.com Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when standing, walking, and even sitting. Older people are at a higher risk of having balance problems; 75% of Americans older than 70 years are diagnosed as having “abnormal” balance. Older women are more likely than older men […]

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    Tennis Elbow

    Posted on June 20, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common injury for tennis players, but also impacts many who have never swung a tennis racquet. In fact, only 5% of the cases of tennis elbow are linked to tennis. Keep reading to learn about what tennis elbow is, what causes it, and how physical therapy can help. What […]

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  • How Physical Therapy Helps Retirees Keep Dreams Alive During the Golden Years

    Posted on June 18, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical fitness level will be a factor. A 2010 study […]

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    Soccer and Physical Therapy

    Posted on June 15, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    The 2018 Men’s World Cup (the most popular sporting event in the world) has begun! Soccer is “the beautiful game,” but that doesn’t mean injuries and pain don’t happen. Every major team has their own physical therapists and stays up to date on exercises and stretches to #stayinthegame. What are common injuries for soccer players? ACL […]

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    5 Exercises for Better Balance

    Posted on June 13, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    Article originally from www.verywellfit.com Balance training isn’t just for your grandparents anymore! Athletes have discovered how specific balance training exercises make them more explosive and powerful. Seniors have found it helps them prevent injuries from falls and maintain their independence. And fitness lovers all over have discovered that balance training helps improve their workout activities as well as their […]

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  • What is Torticollis?

    Posted on June 11, 2018 by in Health Tips & News

    Information originally from www.MoveForwardPT.com Torticollis is the tilt and/or rotation of the head because of tight and weak neck muscles. It occurs when the muscle that runs up and toward the back of the neck (the sternocleidomastoid muscle) becomes tight, weakened, or thickened. There are 5 forms of the condition: Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is the […]

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