Healthy Gardening

Warming Up: Upper Body Twist: Stand with your hands on your hips. Slowly turn your upper body as far as comfortably possible to the left for a count of ten. Repeat to the right. Repeat five times each direction. Upper Back Stretch: Stand with your back straight and your arms at your sides. Stretch your […]

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Leg Strengthening Benefits Those With Knee Osteoarthritis

Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Function in an Injured Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the five leading causes of disability among elderly men and women. The risk for disability from knee osteoarthritis is as great as that from cardiovascular disease. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as many as 90% of adults over the age of 40 suffer from osteoarthritis. […]

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Study shows patients with lumbar spinal sterosis show improvement with Physical Therapy

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis reported significant improvement after Physical Therapy, with the greatest gains occurring in patients who received manual Physical Therapy, exercise, and a progressive body-weight-supported treadmill walking program, according to a randomized controlled trial published in the October 15 issue of the medical journal Spine. Physical Therapist and lead researcher Julie M […]

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Occupational Therapy Can Help to Ease Pain From Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel formed by the bones and other tissues of your wrist. This tunnel protects your median nerve. The median nerve gives you feeling in your thumb, and index, middle and ring fingers. When other tissues in the […]

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Neck Injuries

Most people will experience a minor neck problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it’s not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Neck problems and injuries most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or projects around the home. […]

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Tips To Prevent Tennis Injuries

Each year, more than 78,000 tennis-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctor’s officess, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers the following tips to prevent tennis injuries: Always take time to warm up and stretch. Try to avoid playing on hard surface courts with no “give,” such […]

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Understanding Diabetes

Physical Therapy Can Help in Management of Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder of the endocrine system caused when the body is unable to produce or respond to the effects of insulin. Diabetes, as it is commonly shortened to, affects an estimated 387 million people worldwide and over 25 million people each year in the United States alone. Insulin is one of […]

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