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Concussions Affect Many Teens

September 9th, 2017

Concussions among teens may be happening more often than previously thought. One in five U.S. teens playing contact sports report at least one concussion, a new study finds. And, more than 700 of 13,000 teens interviewed said they experienced more than one concussion. The study emphasizes the importance of preventing and managing concussions during recovery. It appears in […]READ MORE

Concussion: Treat Early for Best Recovery

September 9th, 2017

Concussion: It’s the last thing parents want to think about when they’re watching their children play sports. Yet concussions are one of the risks of playing sports – especially certain activities such as cheerleading, football, gymnastics, wrestling, field hockey and soccer.  To date, there is no helmet that can completely prevent a concussion from happening.  Instead, […]READ MORE

Preventing Spondylolysis in Young Athletes

August 8th, 2017

Young athletes, especially gymnasts and football players, are at a higher risk of an injury called spondylolysis, a fractured vertebra in the back. It’s the most common cause of low back pain in young athletes. Young athletes are at a higher risk of this injury because they are often still growing. A growing spine may […]READ MORE

Top Stretches for Back Pain

August 8rd, 2017

Back pain is one of the most common ailments that American adults face, affecting millions of people every year. Most back pain can be treated without surgery or narcotic pain medicines. Stretches, rest, exercise, proper posture and over-the-counter pain relievers can help you achieve a stronger, less painful back. Physical therapists can help you improve […]READ MORE

How to Prepare for Outpatient Physical Therapy

July 7th, 2017

If you’ve experienced a health event like an injury or a stroke, you will likely see a physical therapist for help throughout your recovery. You may not know what to expect from your physical therapy sessions or even how to prepare. Follow these suggestions to be ready for your first physical therapy appointment. Wear Comfortable, […]READ MORE

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

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

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

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