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For National Physical Therapy Month, We Recognize Our Practice

October is National Physical Therapy Month, which is recognized and celebrated by physical therapists throughout the country every year. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of the important role physical therapists play in reducing pain, improving mobility, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle in patients. In honor of this important month, we’d like …

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Research Shows Prevention Programs Can Reduce The Risk Of Falls

As we’ve shown over the last few posts, falls are one of the greatest dangers to the over–65 population, and suffering from just one fall can lead to an unfortunate cascade of consequences that will significantly impact one’s health status. But we’ve also explained that falling is far from inevitable in older age, because you …

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Unpacking The Magnitude And Scope Of Falls In Older Adults

Although falls in the elderly result in nearly one million hospitalizations and tens of billions in healthcare spending each year, many people are still not properly informed about the scope of the problem or what they can do to address it. This gap in knowledge has been the motivation behind Fall Prevention Month, which is …

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Self Management Strategies Can Lead to Benefits for Neck Pain

Most people who develop neck pain will improve without any interventions, usually within a few days or weeks. But for some, the problem continues or may even worsen. Between 50–85% of patients report symptoms that don’t completely resolve, and almost half of these individuals will go on to develop chronic neck pain. This term is …

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Physical Therapy Provides Significant Benefits For Radiating Neck Pain

The spine is made up of 24 bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of one another. Together, these bones connect to create a canal that protects the spinal cord from damage. The uppermost portion of the spine that begins at the base of the skull is called the cervical spine. It contains nerves …

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Several Exercises To Help Patients With Frozen Shoulder

One of the few common shoulder diagnoses that does not directly involve the rotator cuff is adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. This condition occurs when scar tissue forms within the shoulder, causing the shoulder capsule to thicken and tighten around the shoulder joint and reducing the amount of space for the shoulder normally. Although frozen …

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