Exercise and Osteoarthritis

By on January 24th, 2019

After receiving a diagnosis of “arthritis of the knee,” which is the most common form of osteoarthritis, you might be surprised when your doctor recommends exercise. Because osteoarthritis involves a progressive deterioration of the protective joint cartilage, the bone is exposed within the joint, leading many to believe that exercise would only intensify the condition. […]


Physical Therapists’ Research Aims to Limit Pain for Guide Dog Users

By on January 20th, 2019

The University of North Georgia is looking at the health effects of visually impaired people that use guide dogs in a way that nobody else is. UNG is the first to extend the scientific study,  linking guide dog usage and decreased falls, and it has also shown a potential link between guide dog harness handle […]


Minimizing the Risk of Ski Injury

By on January 19th, 2019

If winter weather has you prepared to hit the slopes, be sure to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself injury-free this season. In addition to using the proper gear and sticking to the slopes that match your skill set, proper strengthening and stretching exercises can prepare your body for the physical demands of this […]