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How Physical Therapy Can Help Combat Shoulder Pain

stretching for shoulder pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and also the most versatile. It is a complex ball and socket joint made up of the shoulder blade, the arm bone and the collar bone. There are plenty of muscles and ligaments that help move and support the shoulder. Even then, the shoulder joint
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4 Habits Seniors Can Adopt to Stay Fit

Elderly women playing sports.

While old age can often impact a number of bodily functions, keeping fit can help you ward off many of its effects. In fact, taking care of the mind and body has helped many seniors realize the truth in the saying “you’re only as old as you feel.” Aging gracefully is something that many seniors
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3 Ways to Help Alleviate Joint Pain

joint pain

Pain in any of the 360 joints in the body can be annoying and should be cause for concern. Joint pain can be caused by many different things, so in order to treat them effectively, it is best to first find out the root cause. Some of the joints that are most commonly affected by
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Weight Training: What Every Woman Should Know

Weights for training

Most women try to steer clear of the weights in their local gym out of fear of developing “man arms” or bulging biceps. However the truth of the matter is weight training, when done correctly and in moderation, can yield many benefits for its female users. Below we have listed four of greatest benefits of
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7 Ways to Help Improve your Posture and Minimize Back Pain

Sleep on your back. Try not to stand or sit for long periods of time without breaks. When sitting, align your back with the chair. Perform exercises that build and strengthen your core. Choose a supportive chair. Sleep on a firm mattress. Avoid slouching when walking or sitting.

Understanding Myofascial Release Therapy

What Myofascial Release is

In recent times, more and more people have been turning to Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT) for relief of pain and discomfort all over the body. Over the years it has become a popular component of physical therapy. The pressure sensitive massaging technique has raised many questions as people try to understand how it works and
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How Physical Therapy Patients Can Benefit from Pilates

Pilates Demonstration

Developed several decades ago by fitness guru, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, Pilates has taken the physical fitness world by storm. Aimed at strengthening the body’s core, Pilates is now an exercise that is used worldwide in a variety of establishments, from dance studio and athletic complexes to local gyms and community centers. More recently, Pilates has
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The Link between Physical Fitness & Academic Performance in Children

physical fitness & academic performance in children

The general argument has always been that a child that is more socially involved and physically active will have better academic performance. Some scholarly papers have shamed schools for cutting physical fitness programs during budget restraints, making the claims that physical activity promotes better analytical skills. There are many studies today that do show promising
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