Are Our Children Getting Too Obese?

Are Our Children Getting Too Obese?

This is one problem that hits close to home.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reports from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of overweight children between 6-19 years of age is between 17-18 percentile in the United States.

Running Injuries And How To Avoid Them

Running Injuries And How To Avoid Them

Walking, jogging, and running are excellent activities to promote health and wellness. Are you an avid jogger or runner? If so, could the way you run be hurting you?

When you run, jog or walk, each step sends shock waves up the feet,

Stroke Rehabilitation Through Physical Therapy

Stroke Rehabilitation Through Physical Therapy

A stroke can affect men and women of all ages and carries with it damaging and potentially life-threatening complications. A stroke refers to an unexpected loss of brain function that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted or when blood vessels in the brain rupture. 

Physical Therapy for Arthritic Joints

Physical Therapy for Arthritic Joints

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. This degenerative joint disease is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage, leading to bones rubbing against each other. Typically, it affects the ‘bigger’ joints in the body, like the hip, knee, shoulder, even the spine.

Avoid Falling with Physical Therapy

Avoid Falling with Physical Therapy

As we get older, the chances of suffering from a fall increase. The severity of a fall can range widely. Some falls can cause minor disability, while others can have more serious consequences. Chances are that someone you know may be at risk for a fall.

Knee Replacement Surgery Recovery

Knee Replacement Surgery Recovery

If you’ve been undergoing treatment for knee arthritis and haven’t gotten any pain relief yet, your doctor may recommend a total knee replacement surgery.

According to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, over 90% of people who undergo a total knee replacement experience a dramatic decrease in knee pain and are able to resume their daily activities post surgery.

Don’t Let It Be a Pain in Your Neck

Don’t Let It Be a Pain in Your Neck

Do you spend several hours a day at the computer? If so, it’s important to know that this is one of the leading causes of chronic neck pain. Other causes include pinched nerves, muscle imbalance, poor posture, and trauma. Neck pain can manifest in different ways.

Treat Heel Pain with Physical Therapy

Treat Heel Pain with Physical Therapy

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is an irritation or inflammation of the plantar fascia – the structure that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. This is a strong, dense strip of tissue that supports the arch of the foot,

Why Exercise?

Why Exercise?

You know that exercise is important and has several health benefits. However, there are hidden benefits of exercise that you may not be aware of. Here are the top 5 reasons to exercise:

Reason #1: To Reduce Pain

Individualized, regular exercise (the kind prescribed by your physical therapist) is a great way to reduce pain.

Don’t Let Shoulder Pain Stop You

Don’t Let Shoulder Pain Stop You

The shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in the human body. We can move our shoulders in directions like no other joint. Owing to its flexibility, we can do things like paint a ceiling or pitch a baseball.

This flexibility comes at the price of stability.

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