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Fall Prevention: 10 Essential Tips for Seniors and Their Caregivers

As we age, falling becomes a significant concern, especially for seniors. Falls can lead to severe injuries, such as fractures and head trauma, significantly impacting seniors' independence. However, the good news is that many falls can be prevented. …
August 16, 2023Read More

Injury Prevention Strategies for Youth Football Players

As parents, we strive to keep our children safe and healthy, especially when they engage in physically demanding activities like football. This blog post will explore essential injury prevention strategies for football players at different levels: Pop War…
August 9, 2023Read More

Understanding Acute Lateral Ankle Sprains: A Closer Look

Ankle sprains are a common occurrence, often leading individuals to seek immediate medical attention. Among these, acute lateral ankle sprains are the most frequent. But what is the best way to treat these injuries? A recent systematic review provides som…
August 2, 2023Read More

How Exercise Can Boost Your Immune System and Fix Inflammation

In the quest for optimal health and wellness, we often overlook the simplest and most natural solutions. One such solution is moderate exercise, a powerful tool that has been shown to have profound effects on our bodies, particularly in relation to muscle…
July 26, 2023Read More

Why Physical Therapy Is The Best Defense Against Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a term you might have heard before, especially if you know someone who often complains about back pain. It's a condition that affects the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body. This nerve starts from your lower back, branches …
July 19, 2023Read More

How Physical Therapy Can Help Prevent Injuries In Youth Sports

Youth sports are a fantastic way for young people to stay active, learn teamwork, and build self-esteem. However, sports-related injuries, particularly knee injuries, can have significant and long-lasting impacts on a young person's quality of life. A rec…
July 12, 2023Read More

Cortisone vs. Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain: A Deeper Dive

Physical therapy, a cornerstone in the healthcare market, is pivotal in managing many health conditions. One area where its impact is particularly felt is in the treatment of shoulder-related issues. A recent study offers a more in-depth exploration of it…
July 7, 2023Read More

With Targeted Training Change Of Direction Can Be Improved

Excelling at sports and other athletic endeavors requires a broad set of physical skills and abilities that should be sharpened to achieve optimal performance. Among these is the ability to quickly change direction, which is considered essential for a num…
June 28, 2023Read More

To Avoid Falls, Assistive Devices Must Be Used Correctly

For individuals over the age of 75 or 80, thinking about falling can occupy a great deal of mental energy and lead to excessive fear of movement in the process. This is completely understandable, as falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults a…
June 21, 2023Read More

Aerobic Exercise Can Be Effective For Treating Neck Pain

Neck pain is an rather common nuisance. About 10–20% of the population is dealing with it right now, and up to 70% of individuals will encounter it at some point in their lives. When neck pain strikes, it can prove to be troublesome and place a strain o…
June 14, 2023Read More

Sleep Patterns, Low Back Pain And Burnout Are All Interrelated

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, and our habits in the night can have a big impact on how we feel during the day. Sufficient sleep is an essential component of good overall health, as getting between 7–9 hours of sleep every night is associ…
June 7, 2023Read More

Physical Therapists Care About Exercise Habits, Diet & Alcohol Intake

As physical therapists, we care deeply about all aspects of our patients’ health. This includes exercise habits, diet, and alcohol consumption, all of which contribute to one’s overall health in complex and interconnected ways. With this in mind, we wante…
May 24, 2023Read More

Modifying Prescription Drug Usage May Reduce The Risk Of Falling

Falls are undoubtedly the greatest threat to the health of older adults, as they represent the leading cause of non-fatal injuries responsible for hospital admissions and death in this age group. About one-third of adults over the age of 65 and one-half o…
May 17, 2023Read More

Going For Short Walks Can Improve Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure

Physical activity is essential for maintaining optimal overall health and exercising regularly is known to reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression, some cancers, and numerous other health-related issues. Yet despite this, it’s estimated th…
May 10, 2023Read More

Ankle Sprains Increase the Risks of Other Injuries But PT Reduces It

Ankle sprains are extremely common, especially for athletes and active individuals. In fact, if you’re athletically involved to any extent, there’s a strong chance that you will sprain your ankle at some point down the road. Ankle sprains account for up t…
May 3, 2023Read More

Healing Will Take Time & Physical Therapy Can Assist With Recovery

Like it or not, injuries are a part of life. And if you’re an athlete or active individual, this fact is more likely to ring true, as you’re bound to experience an injury from time to time—or perhaps even more often.…
April 26, 2023Read More

Physical Therapy & Steroid Shots May Both Benefit For Shoulder Pain

Nearly 85% of shoulder conditions involve the rotator cuff, and among the most common of these is shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). SIS results from the rotator cuff tendons becoming compressed—or “impinged”—as they pass through a small bone on top of …
April 19, 2023Read More

Having an MRI Unnecessarily May Increase Healthcare Costs

Low back pain is jarringly common. About one-half of all working Americans experience symptoms at least once every year, and roughly 31 million are affected by it at any given point in time. So if you happen to place yourself in this category, you’ll have…
April 12, 2023Read More

Physical Therapy May Be The Best Option for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a disorder that involves age–related changes to the cartilage in a knee joint. In a normal knee, the ends of each bone are covered by cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones from one another and absorbs shock dur…
April 5, 2023Read More

Adequate Sleep Is Integral To Athletic Recovery

We spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping, so it follows that the habits we keep during the night have a major impact on our waking lives. Sufficient sleep is an essential component of good overall health, as getting between 7–9 hours of sleep ever…
March 22, 2023Read More
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