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Fall Prevention

Falls often occur after meal times and at night. Falls are often related to toileting and getting in and out of bed and chairs.  Adults with higher fall risks are those with: History of previous falls Cognitive impairment Mobility impairment Environmental Adaptations: Remove hazards (e.g., clutter, throw rugs) Sit in chairs that are not too
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Dealing with Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and pain. Its course is variable – it can come and go, slowly progressing over many years or it can become severe and debilitating.
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Kinesio Taping Helps Speed Up Recovery in Physical Therapy Patients

The history of Kinesio tape Kinesio tape is an elastic tape that is made from a cotton strip and comes with an acrylic adhesive. This tape is commonly used to aid in the recovery of physical therapy patients. The tape was invented in 1970 by Joseph C. Komp. During the first decade of being introduced
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Early Treatment by a Physical Therapist Associated with Reduced Risk of Health Care Utilization and Reduced Overall Health Care Costs

ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 25, 2012 – A new study published in Spine shows that early treatment by a physical therapist for low back pain (LBP), as compared to delayed treatment, was associated with reduced risk of subsequent health care utilization and lower overall health care costs. Using a national database of employer-sponsored health plans, researchers
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Overuse Tendinopathies

Overuse tendinopathies are one of the most common occurring “injuries”, affecting millions of people everyday. They can occur in everyone from elite athletes to those just participating in recreational sports or even workers with repetitive job duties. Quality of life is a major issue when dealing with tendinopathy and can have an affect on more
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Pilates and Pelvic Heath

Abstract Virginia Lanier, DPT, discusses how Pilates can help your pelvic health. Article Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 women suffer from bowel or bladder issues? Did you also know that Pilates can help? Research indicates that specifically targeting the core musculature by performing exercises like Pilates can strengthen the supporting structures of
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Proper Technique: Lat Pull Down

Weight lifting can be confusing. We are all guilty of performing exercises that we see the musclemen and women in the gym doing. We usually think, “if they’re doing it and look like that, it must be good, right?” Wrong! One of the most common exercises that is incorrectly performed is the lat pull down.
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Keep Low Back Pain Away

Abstract Jeff Wilcox, DPT, discusses causes and ways to prevent low back pain. Article Low back pain is one of the most common complaints I am confronted with, working as a physical therapist. It is typically the result of either chronic poor posture and/or weak core strength. Both of these impairments can cause several other
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Choosing a Therapist

Common Misconceptions and Myths about Physical Therapy Freedom of Choice: Although your physician is a highly trained and skilled professional, and he or she is looking out for your health, you are not obligated to go to any particular physical therapist. Just like anyone else, physicians may suggest someone simply because they know them socially
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The Benefits of Therapy vs Cortisone Injections

Abstract The article below reviews thousands of patients with tendinopathy. Some patients received Cortisone injections and others, in the control group, either rested or received physical therapy. The results show that while Cortisone relieves pain immediately and in the short term seems to work, after six to nine months the likelihood of recurrence is 60-70%.
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