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Knee Arthritis: More PT Works Better. Picture of a caucasian female rubbing her knee as if in pain.

Knee Arthritis: More PT Works Better

Physical therapy ameliorates osteoarthritis progression while quickly reducing pain and improving function with effects comparable to surgery.1 Nevertheless, some patients improve with physical therapy while others do not. How can you know ahead of time if physical therapy will work for you? Dalerie Lieberz and colleagues wanted to know. They conducted a study to find […]

Bone Health Tips. Picture of a caucasian male physical therapist looking at xrays.

Bone Health Tips

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), half of all Americans over the age of 50 have weak bones. There is good news, no matter how old we are, there are things we can do to prevent bone loss. Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and […]

What is Upper Cross Syndrome? Picture of a caucasian male getting his back and shoulders checked by a caucasian male physical therapist.

What is Upper Cross Syndrome?  

A posture-related condition that is becoming more commonplace is upper cross syndrome.1 Upper cross syndrome is characterized by rounded shoulders, shoulder blade misalignment, and forward head posture. This is often caused by individuals who work at a desk or sit for the majority of the day. Typically, the irregularities this syndrome causes look very similar […]

Foods for Fighting Inflammation. Picture of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Foods for Fighting Inflammation

One of the most common sources of pain for adults is rheumatoid arthritis. Much of this pain comes from inflammation. While medications are an option, there are also other ways to fight it. Below are some foods one can eat to help the body fight inflammation as recommended by The Arthritis Foundation. Fish is a […]

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries at Your Desk. Picture of 4 males and 3 females, of varied ethnicities sitting at office desks.

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries at Your Desk

Most of us have jobs that require typing on a computer for at least some of the day. One danger that arises with typing for long periods of time is developing repetitive strain injury (RSI). RSI is caused by doing any motion, movement, or activity repeatedly until it starts to hurt the body. Typing is […]