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Low-Back Pain Rx: Massage Therapy

July 7st, 2017

If you have low-back pain, don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends getting a massage from a licensed massage therapist. New guidelines call for massage and other non-drug therapies when it comes to treating people with certain types of low-back pain. The recommendation, which comes from the American College of Physicians, applies to people who […]READ MORE

Healthy weight: BMI guides weight-loss goals

June 6th, 2017

If you need to lose weight, you might think a healthy weight is fitting into a specific size of clothes or the skinny jeans tucked away in the back of your closet. It’s important to understand that a healthy weight goal should be set a health professional, such as a Registered Dietitian. It has nothing to […]READ MORE

I Promise Not to Drop Your Arm

April 4th, 2017

My first day of rehab I was reluctant to move my arm and shoulder, let alone have someone else move it for me! I remember lying on the stretcher and as I gave my arm up to Bill for the first time I stated “just trust you right”? I was so afraid he was going to […]READ MORE

Keep On Moving!

April 4th, 2017

In years past, on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association promoted National Walking Day as a means to create awareness for regular physical activity to improve health. Presently, the AHA has upgraded this concept into “Move More in April,” which encompasses other ways to get the blood pumping – whether it’s running, […]READ MORE

Massage Alleviates Stress, Improves Pain

March 3th, 2017

Massage therapy has been helping people relax for centuries. Stress can sap your energy, make you feel depressed and keep you from sleeping at night. It’s no wonder health providers recommend massages as a strategy for stress relief. Massage therapy should never replace standard medical care; however, scientific evidence shows that it may help with […]READ MORE

Healthy Diet May Help You Live Longer

March 3th, 2017

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type […]READ MORE

Carpal Tunnel: Physical Therapy Works

March 3th, 2017

Nearly half of all work-related injuries are linked to carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive movements – such as typing on the computer – can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the wrist and hand. Here’s the good news: physical therapy to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, may be just as effective as surgery, according to a study published in […]READ MORE

Osteoarthritis Pain Relief: 4 Exercises

January 1th, 2017

Osteoarthritis – and its aching joint pain – often keep people from doing one of the best things proven to make them feel better: exercise. Staying physically active helps reduce osteoarthritis pain, improves function, and can positively affect a person’s quality of life, studies show. Regular exercise also helps people sleep better, maintain a healthy body weight and keep […]READ MORE

Health Resolutions for Weight Loss That Work

January 1rd, 2017

Health resolutions to lose weight in the New Year often sound something like this: Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthy. Give up sweets. If only it were so simple. Have you ever wondered why the gym is so crowded in January and February and then deserted by mid-March? How about your own past health resolutions? Did […]READ MORE

Prevent Falling: Simple Tips That Can Help

September 9th, 2016

Many older Americans can prevent injuries if they prevent falling. Falling is the No. 1 cause of injuries and death (due to injury) among older Americans. An older adult falls every second in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In just one year, 29 million falls accounted for seven million […]READ MORE