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Yearly Physical Therapy Visits are Just as Important as Annual Cholesterol Tests You know the drill: During your annual visit, your primary care physician will order a cholesterol test. Combined with an assessment of health measures such as diet and exercise, the results of the cholesterol test will provide your physician with the information she needs to make a recommendation. If the results are positive, you might hear: “You’re doing great, keep doing what you’ve been doin...
Posted on 2018-07-09
Our Ancestors May Have Held the Secret to Better Brain Health It turns out that while our early ancestors spent their days out in the wilderness hunting and foraging for food, they may also have been keeping their brains sharp. Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a connection between the highly active lifestyle that was prevalent in those ancient days and the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases. Some two million years ago, our ...
Posted on 2018-06-18
Common Basketball Injuries and Prevention Tips Basketball is the most popular youth sport in the US. A study by the National Athletic Trainers Association found that 22 of the time, that injury is to the ankle or foot, making this the most injured area. Some other common injuries to basketball players include: Lower Extremity Muscle strains such as a groin pull, quadriceps, hamstring, or calf strain Knee ligament injuries such as ACL, LCL, MCL tears or sprains Ankle sprains, inclu...
Posted on 2018-06-06
The Hunt for an Effective and Less Costly Solution to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Is there a solution that saves money and ensures functional progress in the world of debilitating lower back pain? A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals that physical therapy is that solution for lumbar spinal stenosis, a form of lower back pain affecting some 400,000 Americans. Lumbar spinal stenosis often occurs at the hands of age: as we get older, the spine goes through changes that can le...
Posted on 2018-05-24
Ask a Physical Therapist To “Screen” Your Movements This Spring Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably asked you to answer a series of questions and to demonstrate your skills through ...
Posted on 2018-05-10
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