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Understanding Tennis Elbow: A Physical Therapist's Perspective on Tendinosis. Picture of a young caucasian female lying on the exam table while a young caucasian male physical therapist is checking her arm and elbow.

Understanding Tennis Elbow: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Tendinosis

Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that affects many individuals, not just tennis players. It is characterized by pain and tenderness on the outer side of the elbow, often caused by repetitive gripping or wrist extension activities. While tennis elbow is commonly referred to as an “itis” (indicating inflammation), recent […]

Strong Leg Muscles and a Heart Attack. Picture of a young caucasian female stretching her arms and legs before doing exercise.

Strong Leg Muscles and a Heart Attack

Frailty in the elderly is a high-priority consideration with cardiovascular (CV) medicine.1,2 Muscle weakness is strongly associated with reduced exercise capacity and physical disability.3 Quadriceps isometric strength (QIS) is a strong predictor of exercise capacity in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).   After a heart attack, known as a myocardial infarction, the heart goes […]

Arthritis in Younger Adults. Picture of a young black male having his shoulder and elbow checked by a physical therapist.

Arthritis in Younger Adults

Arthritis is a common source of aches and pains. In more serious cases, arthritis can interfere with work and daily living. The disease is commonly associated with older people. However, research shows that this is no longer the case. In a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, researchers have discovered that arthritis is […]

Arthritis Back Pain. Picture of a young caucasian female getting her back worked on by a young caucasian female physical therapist.

Arthritis Back Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It is a progressive joint disease characterized by cartilage breakdown.1 OA can take from several months to several years to reach advanced stages. Your medical provider will assess the symptoms, take X-rays, and do blood work to determine the stage of your OA and the treatment […]

Biking Has Numerous Health Benefits. Picture of a person riding a bicycle.

Biking Has Numerous Health Benefits

A large study recently published in the British Medical Journal finds that active commuting, particularly biking and walking, is associated with multiple health benefits.1 Results show people who cycle to work have a 46 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 45 percent lower risk of cancer compared to those who have a sedentary […]