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Physical Therapy & Walking Aids

Physical Therapy & Walking Aids

Physical therapists, who are experts in restoring and improving motion, recommend that elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. With emergency rooms experiencing 47, 000 fall-related visits annually from senior citizens due to improper use and fit of walkingContinue Reading »

Physical Therapy and Falls Prevention

Physical Therapy and Falls Prevention

Falls among the elderly are prevalent, dangerous, and can diminish their ability to lead an active and independent life. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences. Physical therapists can help prevent falls withContinue Reading »

Physical Therapy and the Balance System

Physical Therapy and the Balance System

How does the balance system work? Your sense of balance comes from many different systems working together to create stability of your body and your vision. Good balance depends on correct sensory information, proper use of that information by the brain, and the right response from the muscles. The sensory information that is needed comesContinue Reading »

Shivering as a Form of Exercise – NY Times

Shivering as a Form of Exercise – NY Times

This winter’s frigid temperatures could be having one desirable side effect. They may be revving up your metabolism. Shivering in the cold sparks a series of biochemical reactions deep within the body that alters fat cells and bolsters metabolism, much as formal exercise does, according to a fascinating series of new experiments. The findings intimateContinue Reading »

Foot Health for Runners

Foot Health for Runners

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes and are prone to many problems, especially when running is involved. Physical therapists can provide a detailed analysis of your feet and running style to help you prevent and treat the foot problems that often result from running. Essential Functions of the Foot Feet provide your baseContinue Reading »

Exercises To Help Prevent ACL Injuries

Exercises To Help Prevent ACL Injuries

Physical therapists recommend that female athletes perform a series of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination, as well as to counteract incorrect existing patterns of movement that may be damaging to their joints. These movement patterns may put them at greater risk for injuring their Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL). These exercises demonstrate a sample of an injuryContinue Reading »

Exercises for Neck Pain

Exercises for Neck Pain

Studies show that a combination of manual physical therapy and exercises can provide short- and long-term relief for people with neck pain. The following physical therapy exercises can be part of a home program to relieve neck pain and improve mobility without expensive surgery or side effects of pain medication. These neck exercises demonstrate a sample andContinue Reading »

Get Your Body Back After Baby!

Get Your Body Back After Baby!

Here is the talk I recently gave for a group of postpartum yogis at a local yoga studio: Objective of this session: To explain what to expect from your body after giving birth and what to do if things don’t go as expected. If you have had a vaginal or caesarean birth, your abdominal andContinue Reading »

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