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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

Exercises Can Help Back and Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

September 9rd, 2015

Pregnant women experiencing back pain may find some relief through exercise.  In fact, physical exercises before and during pregnancy can be effective in preventing and reducing low back and pelvic pain, according to a news release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect a woman’s muscles, ligaments, bones, and […]READ MORE

Exercises Can Protect Shoulders from Injury

May 5th, 2015

From lifting heavy objects and doing chores around the house to playing sports and exercising, many everyday activities put your shoulders at risk for an injury. As many people soon discover, shoulder injuries can make even simple tasks, such as getting dressed, extremely painful.  Injuries to the shoulder muscles, ligaments and tendons can take months to heal. Fortunately, […]READ MORE

Prevent Back Problems with Proper Posture, Strong Core

February 2th, 2015

Many back problems can be prevented by using correct posture, lifting objects properly and avoiding movements that jolt or strain your back. In fact, many work-related injuries are caused by heavy lifting, repetitive motion and awkward posture, according to the National Institutes of Health. Fortunately, the risk for developing back pain can be reduced by […]READ MORE

Knee Pain While Climbing Stairs May Signal Early Osteoarthritis

January 1th, 2015

If you feel knee pain while going up and down the stairs, you may be experiencing the first symptoms of osteoarthritis. New research, published in the medical journal Arthritis Care & Research, found that climbing stairs appears to be the first weight-bearing activity that causes osteoarthritis pain. Researches say it’s important to detect the condition early because […]READ MORE

Seeking Exercise Early After Parkinson's Diagnosis Key for Results

January 1th, 2015

Exercise may help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance, mobility and quality of life but it should be started early on after diagnosis. About 60 percent of patients who have Parkinson’s suffer a fall every year. Two-thirds of them fall repeatedly. “The resulting injuries, pain, limitations of activity and fear of falling again can really affect […]READ MORE

Ability to Balance on One Leg May Reflect Stroke Risk

December 12th, 2014

Can you balance on one leg? New research suggests it may reflect a person’s brain health and their risk for having a stroke. Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood pressure damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy […]READ MORE

Yoga May Help Relieve Low-Back Pain for Some

November 11th, 2014

Chronic, low-back pain – a common problem that’s often difficult to treat – may be eased with the practice of yoga, according to two studies. But before anyone rolls out their yoga mat for the first time, they should understand that yoga does not replace conventional medical care. It should also not be used to […]READ MORE

Study Shows Benefits of Physical Therapy Before Surgery

October 10th, 2014

Physical therapy after total knee or hip replacement surgery is an important part of a patient’s recovery. But seeing a physical therapist before surgery can also help, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Undergoing physical therapy before joint replacement surgery can diminish the need for postoperative care by […]READ MORE