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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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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