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Prevent Falls in Older Adults

A simple thing like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can end up changing your life. For older adults, falls can lead to broken bones, injury, disability or death. If you or a person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 adults […]

Walking for Good Health and Powerful Health Benefits

Walking: Easy Exercise for Good Health Most people know that physical therapists often recommend exercise as part of their treatment. What most people don’t realize is how simple that exercise can be. Instead of complicated workouts, heavy weightlifting, or running for miles, physical therapists often surprise people when they recommend walking for good health. While […]

TRICARE Waives Copays for Low Back Pain PT

TRICARE Waives Copays for Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain TRICARE, one of the nation’s largest insurers wants their members to get physical therapy for back pain. They think that treating back pain with physical therapy is so important that they’re willing to waive copays for their members. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has authorized […]

Chair Exercises for Seniors: Staying Active This Winter

Chair Exercises for Seniors: Staying Active During “Social Distancing” This Winter The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted our lives and forced us to change our habits, including hindering most group fitness activities. Whether you like to do your own thing outside, take a class, or work one-on-one with a personal trainer, you might be feeling a […]

Cold Weather Body Pains: Causes and Relief

Cold Weather Body Pains When the temperature drops and the body is exposed to cold, most people’s inclination is to hunch, cross their arms or wrap in a blanket to keep warm. This response is due in part to our muscles reacting to the cold – the muscles tighten, contract, and become more rigid. Cold […]

Cold Weather Arthritis Pain: Causes and Relief Options

Cold Weather Arthritis Pain: Causes and Relief Options Stiffness, aches and pains are often associated with changes in weather, especially the cold temperatures of winter. There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures and cold weather cause arthritis pain and affect your joints. One theory is that drops in barometric pressure cause the tendons, […]

Radiating Pain: Getting to the Root of Pain

Getting to the Root of Radiating Pain When a body part is injured, surrounding nerves send signals to the brain, which recognizes pain in the injured area. However, because all the nerves in the body are connected, pain signals can spread throughout your body. The pain can move along the nerve’s pathway, causing discomfort in other areas […]

Exercise and Your Mood: Benefits for Your Mental Health

Why Exercise Lifts Your Mood Exercise has great benefits for your physical health – it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including […]