04 Mar

Finding It Hard to Resist: The Benefits of Resistance Training

Resistance training bands are a safe and effective way of strengthening muscles in all patients. As physical therapists know quite well, resistance bands are perhaps the least expensive and most versatile exercise tools for improving muscle strength and flexibility. But what are the benefits of resistance bands? What Are Resistance Bands? These strips and loops…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND THE CAMARADERIE OF HEALING

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing An article in Monday’s New York Times, titled “Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing,” captures the essence of the special relationship a physical therapist develops with his or her patient. This article dives into the undeniable bond that patients and physical therapists develop…

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29 Dec

WEIGHT LOSS MAY TAKE 250 MINUTES OF EXERCISE

Weight loss Weight loss is something many adults struggle with. It is a science that is specific to each individual body type. Between diet and exercise, it is a constant balance. If eating healthy and frequent exercise are not showing results, we get frustrated. So how do we know how much exercise we need in…

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29 Dec

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SLEEP?

What happens when we sleep? The age-old question still keeps some people up at night. Sleep is arguably the most important thing for the human body. Besides keeping us energized, sleep aids helps our brains develop and is a place for relaxation. It even helps us lose weight. While many of us think of sleep…

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29 Dec

3 Ways Tai Chi Can Help Prevent Falls

Tai Chi, short for ‘Taijiquan,’ is a Chinese workout that has been around for over 1,000 years. This combined martial arts and meditation workout has a long list of benefits. This includes anxiety and depression relief, help chronic lower back pain and help reverse heart disease. These benefits mixed with Tai Chi’s ability to help…

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29 Dec

CELL PHONE ELBOW

Cell Phone Elbow, also known as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, is the effects of the today and extensive use of a cellular phone. Similar to carpal tunnel, the symptoms are caused by nerve compression. The nerve that goes from your upper to lower arms and around the elbow, the ulnar nerve, becomes compressed when it is…

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29 Dec

PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE STRENGTH TRAINING

Progressive resistance strength training (PRT) is an effective intervention for improving physical functioning in older people, including improving strength and the performance of some activities, according to authors of a systematic review published July 8 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Researchers searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialized Register (to…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WEIGHT REDUCTION LINKED WITH REDUCED T2DM

In a 10-year study, intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus [T2DM] by 34% compared with a placebo in people at high risk for the disease, according researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Participants…

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29 Dec

TIPS TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Weight loss is hard enough as it is, but why does it seem so much harder during the holidays? For starters, the best piece of advice for any situation is to monitor calories, drink water, especially before meals, and don’t skip meals. But we all know it’s never quite that easy.   Different Schedule Part…

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29 Dec

INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE PROGRAM MAY IMPROVE ADHERENCE

Interventions such as supervised or individualized exercise therapy and self-management techniques may enhance exercise adherence, say authors of a systematic review that assessed the effects of interventions to improve exercise adherence for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP). However, the authors add, high-quality, randomized trials with long-term follow up that explicitly address adherence to exercises…

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