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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

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

Yoga May Improve Arthritis Symptoms, Study Finds

November 11th, 2015

Arthritis patients who want to remain active and reduce their pain may want to ask their doctor about trying yoga. In what’s believed to be the largest study of its kind, researchers from Johns Hopkins have found that practicing yoga helped people with knee osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis improve their pain by 20 percent. They […]READ MORE

Female Athletes May Face Injury Risk, Low Bone Mineral Density

November 11th, 2015

Bon Secours In Motion, female athlete triad, injury, risk, bone, stress, Female athletes – no matter their age – who have low energy levels and abnormal menstrual cycles may be at risk for bone stress injuries and fractures as well as sports-related injuries, according to a new study. The symptoms – known as “the female […]READ MORE

Physical Therapy and Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

November 11th, 2015

There can be many varied reasons as to why one may have leg pain, particularly when walking. In regards to Peripheral Vascular Disease, one of the most common symptoms is lower leg cramps occurring with activity that stops with rest (intermittent claudication). These symptoms may occur in one or both legs. The symptoms of PVD […]READ MORE