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Everyone has a different reaction to being referred to physical therapy by their physician. Some firmly believe in the benefits of therapy while others are a bit skeptical. Quite often in orthopedics, physical therapy is among the first treatments the physician will order to start the process of strengthening and...Read More about The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy
We all know that cancer and heart disease can be deadly, but we often ignore another common health danger that puts lives at risk: Falling. People don’t understand how devastating falls can be if they cause injuries, and the older than 65 group isn’t the only one at risk. Physicians...Read More about Are You a Fall Risk?
Dehydration is so much more than just being thirsty. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. By the time you “feel” thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Not drinking enough water – not coffee or pop – but pure water, can lead to fatigue, slow down metabolism, affect cognitive functioning, and contribute...Read More about Dehydration and Joint Pain
Yoga is a form of exercise developed some 5000 years ago in India. It is a low-impact, stretching and stability exercise using intentional breathing and pose repetition. Yoga is a great way to exercise daily and reap the innumerable benefits that it offers both physical and mental. It helps relieve...Read More about The Exercise of Yoga
Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. There are 2 major bursae in the hip...Read More about Trochanteric Bursitis
A lot of people can’t wait for warmer weather and spending a lot of time at the golf course over the summer. Yes, golf is a sport and is exercise, but is it enough? Here are four reasons why playing golf is more exercise than you think! 1. Walking. A...Read More about Golf - Is it Enough Exercise?
Arthritis. We all either have or know people who have “arthritis”, but did you know that there are actually more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions? The term comes from arthr- which means joint, and itis- which means inflammation. It has become an informal way of referring...Read More about Arthritis Awareness Month
Osteoporosis, just what exactly is it? You probably have heard it as the reason why your elderly grandmother or other relative began to walk with a more stooped posture. The word osteoporosis is from the Greek terms for “porous bones”. It basically is when the creation of new bone does...Read More about Osteoporosis Awareness Month
Now that spring is here one of our favorite outdoor activities is in full swing. For many of us, there is nothing like waking up on the weekends and hitting the course. While golfing can help keep you active there is potential for an injury. The repetitive motions of golf...Read More about How to Prevent 4 Common Golf Injuries by Mark Palit, M.D.
It seems like more and more athletes are competing with colored tape on various parts of their bodies. What is that tape and what is it used for? The tape is called Kinesio or Kinesio Tex tape. They are still doing research as to the exact benefit of utilizing this...Read More about A Rainbow of Colored Tape