Physical Therapy Treatment can Provide Relief for People with COPD

Physical Therapist treatment for COPD, which includes breathing training and exercise, can help improve the quality of life for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) stated in recognition of November’s National COPD Awareness Month. COPD, also called emphysema or chronic bronchitis, is a serious lung disease that over […]

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Martha Stewart Attests, Physical Therapy plays key role in recovery from hip replacement surgery

Muscle strength, mobility, and balance are crucial for patients to resume normal activities. As Martha Stewart continues her recovery from recent surgery to replace her left hip, periodic and progressive Physical Therapy will play a key role in her successful rehabilitation, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). “Following hip replacement surgery, Physical Therapy is […]

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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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