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Seniors and strength workouts

Seniors and Strength Workouts

According to the United States Census Bureau, by the year 2030, the number of individuals in the United States 65 years and over will reach 70 million, and all baby boomers will be over 65. It is important to note that muscle mass decreases as we age. It is essential to work on increasing exercise […]

Stop Sitting and Start Moving

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but even easier to break. We are never too out-of-shape, too overweight, or too old to make healthy changes. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are losing weight, being more physically active, eating healthy foods, reducing stress, and quitting bad habits. Abundant evidence shows exercise can […]

Runner’s Knee Syndrome

Runner’s Knee Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It is sometimes called “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” because it is common in people who participate in sports that involve running and jumping.  However, patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in nonathletes, […]

Early Physical Therapy Helps Sciatica

Early Physical Therapy Helps Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain down the sciatic nerve, which runs from the low back down the back of each leg. It is commonly associated with back pain. Sciatica can be disabling, leaving people unable to do simple things like getting dressed, but others may find it an annoying discomfort. Research shows starting physical therapy soon […]

Ankle Sprains: What’s the Best Approach?

Ankle sprains are a common injury, and it is widely held that they respond well to conservative treatment.  But don’t let their commonness lull you into thinking that time and a little protection is all you need to get back to 100%.  Up to 64% of conventionally treated ankle sprains have persisting symptoms even after […]

Prevent Injury While Gardening

It’s time to bring out the green thumb because gardening season is upon us. Many enjoy gardening and its numerous health benefits. However, it is important to be mindful of the stress and strain activities such as digging, planting, weeding, and raking can cause. The back, knees, neck, and shoulders can be especially vulnerable to […]

Active Commuting Linked to Numerous Health Benefits

A large study recently published in the British Medical Journal finds that active commuting, particularly biking and walking, is associated with multiple health benefits. Results show people who cycle to work have a 46 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 45 percent lower risk of cancer compared to those who have a sedentary […]

Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

A recent study finds that night owls are more at risk for health problems such as diabetes, sarcopenia (a condition where the body gradually loses muscle mass), and metabolic syndrome (a collection of health conditions that increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke). This is true even if the night owls sleep the […]

What Works Best for Plantar Fasciosis?

What Works Best for Plantar Fasciosis?

Research finds several approaches to be effective or at least partially effective in overcoming this painful condition. Interestingly, until very recently, no one had ever compared these treatments, in isolation, against each other to see which is most effective. So, Ravi Gupta (Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh) and colleagues set out to […]

Physical Therapy Over Pills

Physical Therapy Over Pills

One thing we can say about the opioid abuse epidemic: it does not discriminate. Opioids often are prescribed to treat pain, it has been felt from rural to urban, across social and economic classes, and from farm to factory workers. With overuse of opioids for the treatment of pain becoming a national public health epidemic, […]