Physical Therapists Say Appropriate Exercise Can Help Prevent ACL Injuries in Female Athletes

APTA Releases Injury Prevention Tips in Observance of National Physical Therapy Month ALEXANDRIA, VA, September 25, 2008 — The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging female athletes — particularly soccer players — to consider a new warm-up program to help lower their growing risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The announcement comes as […]

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8 Ways to Avoid Back Pain While Raking This Fall

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Raking leaves may seem like a simple outdoor chore, but raking improperly could result in unnecessary aches and pains. Raking can place a large strain on your mid and low back structures. By properly warming up your muscles, many injuries can be avoided. Before beginning, take a short walk (5-10 minutes) to stimulate circulation Before […]

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New Research Shows Physical Therapy as Effective as Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Function in an Injured Knee

New England Journal of Medicine Study Questions Value of Knee Surgery for Some Patients A new study questioning the usefulness of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee should encourage patients to consider Physical Therapy as an effective non-surgical option, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study was published in the September […]

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Bone Health is Important at Any Age

While some degree of bone loss is a normal part of the aging process, abnormal bone loss resulting in low bone density affects 18 million people in the United States and places men and women at an increased risk for developing osteoporosis. For a little background: We all build bone up to around age 30 […]

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Tips for Golfers on Getting Back on the Green After ACL Surgery

Strength, Fitness, and Flexibility Are Key Factors to Tiger Woods’ Recovery and to Avoiding Future Injuries With the announcement that Tiger Woods will take the remainder of the year off to undergo ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers consumers information on what to expect regarding recovery from this major […]

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Avoid Back Pain While Gardening This Spring

If you are an active gardener then you are probably planning several activities as the spring is springing and the sun is out giving you an invitation. You may have a long “to do” list in your gardening journal scheduled for this spring season. But at the same time you need to know that gardening […]

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Treatment of the Arthritic Hand

Physical Therapy Can Help Minimize the Effects of Arthritis

More than 40 million Americans are affected by arthritis of the hand, a painful and disabling condition. With arthritis, the cartilage deteriorates and is worn away, which ultimately leads to bone rubbing against bone. The limitations caused by arthritis can make performing even routine tasks more difficult. The hand has 27 bones, plus the two […]

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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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