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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

DIRECT ACCESS: Virginians have a choice on how to start their recovery.

July 7th, 2016

By Travis M. Jacques, MPT Rehab Manager | In Motion Physical Therapy Have you ever wanted to begin physical therapy for an injury but didn’t have the time to fuss with getting a referral from your physician? You’re not alone. Bon Secours InMotion Physical Therapy is pleased to introduce our new Direct Access program. It […]READ MORE

Develop Strong “Foot Core” to Prevent Overuse Injuries

November 11th, 2015

Before you reach for a cozy pair of slippers to keep your feet warm this fall, you may want to try going barefoot around the house to strengthen what some call the “foot core.” Not only can barefoot activities improve a person’s balance and posture, but they can also help prevent shin splits, plantar fasciitis, […]READ MORE

Flexibility Exercises Improve Sports Performance, Reduce Injury Risk

November 11th, 2015

When it comes to exercise, most people think about burning calories and building muscle. Just as important, however, are flexibility exercises. Not only do flexibility exercises help the body recover from aerobic activity, but they also help lower a person’s risk for injury while improving sports performance. In fact, flexibility exercises, which benefit bones and […]READ MORE

High-Intensity Exercise Helps Manage Type 2 Diabetes, Research Shows

November 11th, 2015

People who have type 2 diabetes and want to improve their blood sugar levels and cholesterol through exercise may want to try short bursts of high-intensity workouts. New research shows that this type of exercise regimen appears to have better results than working out at a lower intensity for a longer period of time. Researchers say […]READ MORE

Stress and Weight Gain May Be Family Affair, New Study Finds

November 11th, 2015

Stress can lead to weight gain. For parents who are stressed, it may also cause their children to gain weight, a new study suggests. Indeed, Latino children whose parents feel high levels of stress are twice as likely to be obese, according to new research recently presented at the Obesity Society’s annual meeting. Additionally, the more […]READ MORE

Fight Middle-Age Weight Gain With Exercise, Good Nutrition

August 8th, 2015

While it’s pretty common to gain weight as you go through your 30s, 40s and 50s, it can be avoided. It’s also important. Carrying extra weight can harm your health, according to national health authorities. We can blame a few biological changes for middle-age weight gain. One of the biggest challenges is adjusting to a slower […]READ MORE

Most American Adults Not Eating Enough Fruits, Vegetables

July 7th, 2015

Although eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to a person’s diet, reduces their risk for disease and helps manage body weight, very few American adults are including them at mealtime. In fact, only one in 10 American adults actually eats the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, according to a report from the federal Centers for […]READ MORE

Expert Tips to Beat Heat-Related Illnesses

July 7th, 2015

By: Erin Ludwig, MS, ATC, VAT/L, Supervisor of Athletic Training Services, Bon Secours Sports Medicine With the summer months upon us, whether you’re running, playing a pickup game of basketball or going for a power walk, make sure you take care of  your body when the temperatures rise. Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress […]READ MORE

Health Benefits of Playing Sports Not Just for Kids

June 6th, 2015

Many parents say playing sports helps their children mentally, physically and socially, but only one in four adults participate in such activities despite knowing the health benefits. In fact, many adults were not playing sports or exercising at all, according to a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan […]READ MORE