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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 […]

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 […]

Strength and Balance Training Prevent Sports-related Injury, Analysis Finds

To avoid sports-related injuries, athletes should focus on strength and balance training, according to research published October 2013 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. While stretching might help in some aspects of sports performance, it doesn’t seem to measure up when it comes to injury prevention.

Researchers from Denmark and Norway analyzed and […]

Physical Therapy Helps to Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain, Study Finds

Physical therapist-delivered manual therapy or exercise therapy programs are a cost-effective way to relieve pain and improve function in people with osteoarthritis in the knee and hip joints, according to two studies published in the scientific journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

In April 2013, researchers in New Zealand reported on a one-year study of 206 […]