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50, is it the New 20?

So it’s official. You have come face-to-face with the infamous 50 birthday candles. You are now “over the hill” as the famous saying goes. Grandparenthood is fast approaching and retirement seems like it’s just around the corner. On the other hand, you can’t seem to watch your favorite movie without drifting off to sleep, your
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Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivors

Transitioning from a cancer patient into a cancer survivor is perhaps one of the most joyous times in the life of anyone who has experienced the horrible illness. They have endured painful body aches, sleepless nights, harsh chemo treatments, and perhaps even overcame the fear of death. Cancer survivors lose their hair, bodily strength, and
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Young Athletes at High Risk for Overuse Injuries

It is a parent’s worst fear. Strained ligaments, broken limbs, sore joints, aching fractures, the list goes on. The injuries sustained by athletes can be immensely brutal. However, when young athletes are the ones enduring these sports wounds, it makes it all the more distressing. Recent studies by physical therapists have suggested that young athletes
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Do You Have a Whiplash Injury?

The Usual Culprit: Whiplash typically occurs in a car accident where you are hit from behind. The neck is then thrust back like the end of a whip, hence the name. In doing so the ligaments and muscles of the neck are stretched and injured, and the information that tells your brain where your head
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The Importance of Good Posture

Good posture is vitally important to keep our bones and joints in correct alignment so that our muscles are being used correctly. Ultimately, good posture will reduce strain through ligaments, joints and muscles and will thus help to minimize/ prevent pain. What are the Top 10 Posture Tips to Keep Our Bodies Happy? Pay close
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Video Analysis in Physical Therapy

Introduction Our Physical Therapists use video capture/playback to examine the movements that can cause injury. We can also compare and contrast healthy movement versus injured movement to guide the injured patient back to health. Slowing down an athlete’s movement can pinpoint areas that need rehabilitation or improper movement patterns that may evolve into other problems.
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How to Avoid Long Term Workstation Discomforts

In recent years, we have been hearing more and more about different computer-user related problems. Carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as some degrees of eye strain have been the prominent forerunners in the issues people have been having as a result of regular everyday use of their bodies in unnatural positions. These are not the
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Women’s Health – Dealing with Incontinence

Introduction Losing partial or total control of urine is not “just part of getting old” and is not normal. One in three women are affected by urinary incontinence and some women do not recognize it as a problem. Frequently women are hesitant to talk about this problem as they are often caring for others or
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Trigger Point Dry Needling: It’s Place in Physical Therapy

When 14 year old teenager Justin Skeesick couldn’t train and play baseball competitively because of an intense pain in his pitching shoulder, his parents turned to dry needling. He first had to overcome his fear of needles but his trust in his Dad saw him through. Justin’s Dad tried trigger point dry needling personally for
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Lighting, Low Vision and Falls

Changes to lighting can help prevent falls.  In a research study, adults over the age of 40 had poorer balance in low light situations than in normal lighting. Types of lighting: Incandescent bulbs: less expensive, “warm” light but they do not cast as much light per watt. LED bulbs: more expensive but they last much
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