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Is Exercise the “Oil” Older, Worn Joints Need?

For those suffering from arthritis or other muscle and joint pain and stiffness, exercise might be the last thing on their minds. But new research suggests exercise might be just what the doctor ordered. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery report regular exercise can lessen pain, reduce stiffness and diminish fatigue associated with […]

Movement Combats Back Pain

Back pain, which statistics show will affect 75 percent of us at least once in our lifetimes, might make you think you need to take pain medications and rest until the pain subsides. But new research suggests movement could be the best medicine for the common backache.

There’s a widespread belief that back […]

Having a Physical Therapy Evaluation among the Steps for Healthy Aging, according to Consumer Reports

The article “Healthy aging into your 80s and beyond: 5 keys to a long, healthful life,” published May 2014 in Consumer Reports, offers important strategies that can help people older than 50 stay healthy into old age. Here are key recommendations from that piece.

Successful aging requires smart planning, calculated decision making and […]

Finding and Treating the Cause of Running Injuries

A March 18, 2014 press release by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) goes into why physical therapists go beyond the site of pain or other symptoms, to find and treat the root cause. The release is focused on Katie McDonald Netiz, a recreational runner and Runner’s World editor, who for years suffered with […]