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There’s no question as to the changes our bodies undergo as we see more birthdays. However, experiencing difficulty rising from a chair, climbing stairs, and a decline in walking speed may be less an inevitible fate of Father Time, and more in our control than we realize. A 2017 study in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing showed that disability and loss of independence may be directly caused by physical inactivity. After age 30, a person can lose about 1-1.4 of the mu...
Posted on 2020-04-30
Endurance, precision, and incredible focus. Weeks and months of conditioning and hours of practice every day to prepare for a season of bringing a crowd to a standing ovation. Are you picturing a day in the life of a football or basketball player? Think again. This is also a day in the life of a professional musician. Just like sporting athletes, musicians endure grueling physical and psychological stress in mastering and perfecting their performance, which can result in disabling injuries th...
Posted on 2020-04-22
Do You Know Why You Have Back Pain? Here’s How You Can Find Out Is the source of your low back pain a mystery? You’re not alone: Nine out of 10 patients don't know the primary cause of their back pain. The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms of back pain. While this may seem logical on the surface, we’re here to tell you that there’s a better way. The key is to go to a physical therapist before you begin to see the ...
Posted on 2018-08-11
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
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