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How Can Physical Therapy Slow the Aging Process?

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Most people do not look forward to getting older and the aging process, especially if the individual is active and is finding it harder to maintain their active lifestyle. As individuals become older, they tend to have achy joints, loose muscle mass, some may develop high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and loss of hearing,
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How Effective Is Kinesiology Tape During the Healing Process?

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People are usually recovering from an injury in one way or another. Whether a person is an Olympic tri-athlete who has a torn ligament, or an individual who is recovering from an operation, physical therapy will most likely be prescribed. As part of the rehabilitation, especially early on, the physical therapist may apply a unique tape
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How Physical Therapy Helps Patients With TMJ

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Physical Therapy has many benefits for the body and helps individuals who suffer from many different ailments. Whether you suffer from arthritis pain, autoimmune disorders, neurological problem, asthma, diabetes, nerve damage, and even jaw problems, physical therapy can help. Complications with the jaw? Yes, and TMJ is one of the most common problems people experience,
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5 Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them from Happening

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Are you like many people who are sedentary during the winter months because you don’t like being out in the cold? Maybe your arthritis or other ailments prevent you from going outside because the cold weather makes your joints more painful than usual. Well, take heart, you’re not alone. Many people don’t exercise in the
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The 5 Most Exciting New Technologies Enhancing the Treatment of Physical Therapy Patients

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Physical therapy is traditionally known as “hands-on,” because the therapists move their patients’ bodies and help them with various exercises. This “hands-on” approach improves your ability to function and expedites your recovery from injury or an operation. Times are changing though, and technology is changing with it; making it possible for physical therapists to better
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Why Physical Therapy is Important After Knee Replacement Surgery

Are you someone who is anticipating knee replacement surgery? Did you know that exercising and strengthening your knees and the muscles around them before your operation helps in your healing process after the operation? Some of the exercises you should practice before surgery are: leg raises (both on your sides and on your back), clamshells,
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Senior Safety In The Home

Falls are the number one cause of injury among people over the age of 65. This is a serious issue, as falls can result in fractures, head injuries, hospital visits and even death. To reduce the risk of falls in the home, follow these simple tips: Bathroom: Grab bars to enter and exit the shower
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Physical Therapy VS Opioid Medications

By Lisa Meyer, MBA, PT In the past year, there has been much press about the use of opioid medications. Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain, and the Centers of Disease of Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States in the past few years. In response
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How Physical Therapy Can Help with Your Spinal Stenosis

Are you one of the many people who suffer from spinal stenosis? Are you a candidate for decompression surgery, but have reservations about having the operation because of the many risks involved? If you are a person who suffers from this debilitating disease, take heart, there is hope and help with physical therapy. What is
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