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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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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