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Musculoskeletal Pain: Early PT Cuts Costs and Reduces Opioid Use. Picture of a middle age caucasian male getting his shoulder pain checked by a younger caucasian male physical therapist.

Musculoskeletal Pain: Early PT Cuts Costs and Reduces Opioid Use

Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is defined as acute or chronic pain that affects bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even nerves. The pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders is a common medical and socioeconomic problem worldwide.1 Chronic musculoskeletal pain (in particular, low back pain) is the main contributor to disability worldwide.2 The most prevalent forms of musculoskeletal pain […]

Obesity in Pets and Humans. Picture of a very over weight beagle dog.

Obesity in Pets and Humans

According to the Centers for Disease Control, two out of three American adults are overweight or obese.1 Likewise, over 50% of dogs in the US were classified as too heavy by their vet.2 The good news is all of that can change because you and your pet are the perfect workout buddies. Here’s why. 1. […]

Fall Prevention in Older Adults. Picture of an older caucasian female being helped with her walker by a young caucasian female physical therapist.

Fall Prevention in Older Adults

Every year one out of four older adults, those 65 and older, suffers a fall. 1 These falls can be serious and costly. Many falls do not cause injuries, but one out of five causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. 2,3 There are many conditions that contribute to falls. […]

Exercise for Immunity. Picture of a caucasian male and female power walking.

Exercising to Build the Immune System

We have all heard the advice: one of the best things we can do to stay healthy, besides a balanced diet, is to stay physically active. This bit of advice has been around for ages, but until recently, researchers did not have much data to support the idea. A systematic review of 16 studies find […]