Tips for Sticking with Physical Therapy “Homework”

Tips for Sticking with Physical Therapy “Homework”

Most physical therapy and rehabilitation programs have patients do exercises at home as part of the regimen. In many ways, take-home exercise is just as important as the work done in the clinic. However, research shows that as little as 35% of patients adhere to these exercises. It’s important to stay on top of at-home
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Identifying and Dealing with Shin Splints

Identifying and Dealing with Shin Splints

Shin splints refer to lower leg pain that occurs below the knee. It can occur either outside or inside that part of the leg. This pain often springs up in runners, athletes, and dancers. It is often the result of doing too much too quickly when adopting a new training regimen, but it could also
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Exercises to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Exercises to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries each year. Quite a few of these will require some sort of rehabilitation to heal properly. One reason falls become more prevalent in older adults is that our bodies tend to lose muscle as we age. We
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Review Finds Exercise is Great for Preventing Low Back Pain

Review Finds Exercise is Great for Preventing Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost 8 in 10 U.S. citizens will experience back problems at some point in their lifetimes. Since this is a major medical issue, much research has gone into it. A recent study reviewed the previous research. It confirms that exercise may prevent low back pain
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Do’s and Don’ts of Stretching

Do’s and Don’ts of Stretching

Stretching is a great way to promote muscle flexibility. Certain stretches can also have benefits on joints and muscles. As with anything, there are certain things to do and avoid while stretching. Incorrect stretching can lead to injury. Below are some general rules to follow when stretching. Do stretch throughout the day. Stretching isn’t only
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