Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

As we age, our balance will decline, and without maintaining a functional level of strength, flexibility, and balance, you can become prone to an increased risk of falls. Every year more than one in three people age 65 years or older fall, and the risk increases with age. A simple fall can cause a...

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Physical Therapist Explains Arthritis & How to Treat It

Physical Therapist Explains Arthritis & How to Treat It

Physical Therapy expert Jordan Brocker has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is here to explain different causes of arthritis and how physical therapy can help improve this condition. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a normal bodily...

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Best Plantar Fasciitis Exercises & Stretches

Best Plantar Fasciitis Exercises & Stretches

If you experience intense pain in your heel when you first get up in the morning, or when you stand up and walk after a prolonged period of sitting, you may have plantar fasciitis. This is one of the most common foot conditions and often one of the most debilitating. Fortunately, it may not...

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How to Self-Treat a Groin Injury

How to Self-Treat a Groin Injury

One of the more debilitating muscle injuries that people frequently encounter is called a “pulled groin.” More medically savvy, an adductor muscle strain. I see these injuries often in the clinic with active individuals, whether they got injured playing pickleball or playing in a high school...

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How Better Posture Can Improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How Better Posture Can Improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve (which travels through the arm), caused by swelling as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a tight area in the wrist. This leads to symptoms such as numbness, pain, or tingling in the thumb, first finger, middle finger, and half of the...

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Hand Therapy: 5 Exercises for Rehabilitation

Hand Therapy: 5 Exercises for Rehabilitation

The most prevalent area of arthritis of any joint in the body is the 1st CMC joint which occurs at the base of the thumb. This joint is unique in that it is a saddle joint. One side is a dome and the other side is shaped like a U that fits on the dome. This allows the thumb to bend forward and...

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Runners: 5 Tips To Properly Care For Your Feet

Runners: 5 Tips To Properly Care For Your Feet

As a runner or hiker, it is very important to take good care of your feet. Our feet are under a significant amount of stress and load with running or hiking, literally with every step/stride. Besides the knee, foot injuries are second most prevalent in runners. So why do most runners and hikers...

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