Multiple Sclerosis and How Physical Therapy can Help

Multiple sclerosis—also referred to as MS—is a long-lasting disease that is detrimental to your health. MS affects your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in your brain resulting in symptoms such as: Trouble walking Feeling tired Muscle weakness or spasms Blurred or double vision Numbness and tingling Sexual problems Poor bladder or bowel control Pain […]

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Why ‘Useless’ Surgery is Still Popular

The Upshot: Why 'Useless' Surgery is Still Popular

Before a drug can go to market, it must go through several years of clinical studies to prove that it’s safe and effective. Surprisingly, there is no similar regulatory process for surgery. Studies on surgery are independent of any regulatory agency, and the results of studies done on surgical procedures have no effect on their […]

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5 Tips to Safeguard Your Heart Health

Tips to safe guard your heart through physical therapy

Hearth health and a healthy lifestyle are directly connected, and avoiding bad habits is the most important aspect of improving heart health. High blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood pressure all negatively affect heart health, and can lead to heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease, aortic aneurysm, or heart failure. What’s good is that bad habits […]

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#ChoosePT Campaign Success Stories are Already Coming in

Suffering From Chronic Pain? #ChoosePT over Opioid Medications

The American Physical Therapy Association introduced the #ChoosePT campaign a few months ago, and it’s already yielding positive results. In a recent success story, a 49-year-old man, named Robert, who had broken his shoulder was given prescription strength anti-inflammatory medication. Due to a pre-existing case of diverticulitis, he was unable to take the medication. The […]

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Easy Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Easy Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time that we gather with friends and family to celebrate all that we’re thankful for. While many of us are thankful for good health, we don’t often take our health into consideration when filling up on all of our Thanksgiving favorites. Here are some tips about how to put together a Thanksgiving […]

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Decreased Muscle Strength

Decreased Muscle Strength Predicts Functional Impairments In Older Adults ALEXANDRIA, VA — Decreased muscle strength is associated with difficulty in performing functional activities such as stooping, crouching, or kneeling (SCK) in older adults, according to an observational study published in the January issue of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy […]

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Active Rehabilitation

Active Rehabilitation Should Be First-line Treatment for Older Patients’ Back Pain After age 70 years, spine degeneration, pain thresholds and inflammatory mediators increase. By Susan M. Rapp ORTHOPEDICS TODAY 2010; 30:48 Because patients over age 70 years have a greater incidence of comorbidities and variable responses to certain therapies, controlling their back pain requires special […]

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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain May Be a Risk Factor for Increased Falls in the Older Adults Chronic pain may be linked to an increased risk of falls in adults older than 70 years, according to a study published in the November 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. “It is clear that pain is […]

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