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One-legged Balance Test Offers Glimpse at Brain Health

The ability to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer is an important test for brain health, according to a new study. One’s inability to do the task is linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive, or decision-making, thinking and memory, function in […]

Does Going Upstairs Hurt Your Knees? That could be an Early Sign of Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee pain while going upstairs might be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis and an opportunity for early intervention, according to a study in the January 2015 journal Arthritis Care & Research.

Researchers referred to a study of more than 4,700 adults who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis using radiographic images or who were […]

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Endorses Move that Puts Patients in the Driver’s Seat for Physical Therapy

AARP, which is more than 37-million members strong, is publicly supporting the tightening of restrictions on physician self-referral. In a letter addressed to Rep. Jackie Speier (D), dated December 11, 2014, AARP expressed its support of tighter physician self-referral restrictions by eliminating the in-office ancillary services exception. Under the Stark law, the exception is […]

Exercise Improves Function, Quality of Life in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Simple movements required for daily living and physical balance can be challenging for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study suggests a physical therapist-led exercise program may help improve patients’ balance, ability to move and quality of life. In some cases, regular exercise can lessen falls, which is a big problem for people suffering […]