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One-legged Balance Test Helps Predict Hip Fracture and Death among Postmenopausal Women

New research suggests there are important clues that help to predict hip fracture and death among postmenopausal women. One is the inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds. The other: to squat down and reach the floor.

Both functions are necessary for independence and quality of life. A woman’s inability to […]

Knee Osteoarthritis Might Not Slow You Down If You Walk 6,000 Steps Daily

Physical therapists have long known that physical activity can prevent or slow functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. What wasn’t clear was whether simply walking would protect people against the functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. New research shows it does.

Boston University researchers reported June 12, 2014 in the journal of Arthritis […]

Five Tips for Staying Sports Injury-free

Exercise and fitness are important at all ages. Especially aging baby boomers find regular exercise is vital for bone, heart and muscle strength. The trick, as we age, is to remain injury-free. Unfortunately, baby boomers, who range in age from 50 to the late 60s, are at higher risk for certain injuries compared to younger […]