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Use Physical Therapy to Save Aquatic Life! . . . ?

Earlier this year, professors from LJ University (Ahmedabad, India) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway published a paper connecting stressors on aquatic life with modern healthcare.1 Banerjee and Maric point out that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) accumulate in fish, causing immune compromise, stunted growth, and significant reductions in egg production and hatching.2,3  NSAIDs include […]

Tips to Prevent Heart Disease. Picture of hands holding a heart.

Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

The risk of heart disease increases with age and with conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. However, younger people can also develop heart disease. Heart disease can lead to serious or fatal health issues such as a heart attack or stroke. Take action now to help prevent problems. Even small changes can help. Make […]

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Exercise Tips for the Office

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise for optimum health.1 This can seem quite a daunting task to achieve if you work a sedentary job. However, it’s important to try. A recent study published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that office […]

Patellofemoral Syndrome: Causes and Potential Treatment. Picture of 3 young caucasian males and 2 caucasian females jogging together.

Patellofemoral Syndrome: Causes and Potential Treatment

Patellofemoral syndrome is a common source of knee pain. In fact, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, patellofemoral syndrome is the most common cause of knee pain. It’s usually known as runner’s knee or jumper’s knee. This is because it’s often seen in athletes, but it can happen to anyone. The telltale sign […]

Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness? Picture of a caucasian female holding on to her knee as in pain.

Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

After exercising, the first thing that comes to mind is not “I wonder if this is exercise-related muscular soreness or pain?” But for safe, injury-free exercise, it’s important to be aware of the difference.  Sore calves after a strenuous uphill hike is healthy and expected. Sharp pain in the knees is not, and may be […]