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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

Arthritis Pain Relief: Exercise Tips

August 8rd, 2016

Arthritis pain discourages many people from adding an exercise routine but staying physically active is key to improving symptoms. Studies show that exercise reduces arthritis pain and helps people stay mobile, improving their mood and quality of life. Physical activity helps several types of arthritis, including: osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis fibromyalgia lupus Relieve Arthritis Pain Through […]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

Knead Pain and Stress Relief? Try Massage Therapy

May 5th, 2016

As research on the benefits of massage therapy continues to grow, more people are turning to this ancient form of healing to improve their health. Low back pain. Chronic neck pain. Depression. These are just a few of the reasons people are turning to massage therapy. Gone are the days when massage therapy was something people […]READ MORE

Advice to Love for Runners Who Bemoan Foot Blisters

April 4th, 2016

  A solution for painful foot blisters may send runners and athletes sprinting to the pharmacy. Inexpensive paper tape – also called surgical tape – not only helps prevent foot blisters from forming but also cuts down on the number of blisters people develop, according to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine. Here’s […]READ MORE

High-Impact Sports, Resistance Training Build Bone Density for Men

February 2th, 2016

Young and middle-aged men can help their future bone density by the type of physical activities that choose today, a new study shows. High impact activities such as playing tennis and basketball help male adolescents have better bone density later in life. Middle-aged men can also improve their bone mass by participating in resistance training […]READ MORE

New Parents Can Prevent Back Pain by Strengthening Core, Using Proper Lifting

January 1st, 2016

New parents, especially mothers, can prevent the back pain that often accompanies caring for a new baby by losing pregnancy weight, strengthening muscles and practicing good posture. Caring for an infant and toddler on a daily basis can cause back pain when parents –  often unknowingly – fail to practice proper lifting techniques. “Back pain presents […]READ MORE

Overuse Injuries More Common Among Girls than Boys in Teen Sports

January 1th, 2016

Teenage girls have a greater risk of sustaining overuse injuries from playing high school sports than boys of the same age. Overuse injuries such as stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain can occur when athletes repeatedly perform the same motion. Many high school athletes spend more than 18 hours a week participating in athletics. Some play […]READ MORE

Concussion Is Top Injury for Cheerleading, But Sport Relatively Safe, Study Finds

December 12th, 2015

While cheerleading injury rates are lower than other high school sports, injuries that do occur – such as sustaining a concussion – tend to be more severe, a new study finds. Concussions were the most common cheerleading injury accounting for 31 percent of all injuries reported, according to a recent study published in the journal […]READ MORE

Weight Loss Can Slow Degeneration of Knee Cartilage, Study Shows

December 12nd, 2015

People who are obese can slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage and help protect their knees from osteoarthritis by losing 10 percent of their body weight, a new MRI study finds. The best results were experienced by patients who lost more than 10 percent of their body weight during the study, according to lead author Alexandra […]READ MORE