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Falling, Balance and Physical Therapy

Falling is a common problem amongst the elderly, and it can result in serious injury. It is estimated that one in every three adults aged 65 and older suffers from a fall every year. Fall related injuries range from hip fractures to head trauma. After a fall, patients experience a significant loss of confidence and […]

Aerobic Exercise

Continuous exercise that raises your heart rate (the number of times your heart beats per minute) to a level appropriate for your age and maintained for at least 20 minutes is called Aerobic Exercise. During this type of exercise you do not stop the activity for periods of time which would allow your heart rate […]

Endurance Benefits

Increased endurance is a result of changes in the cardiovascular, muscular and pulmonary systems. Immediate changes include: More blood flow to the muscles Increased heart rate Arterial pressure increase Increased demand and consumption of oxygen More respirations and deeper respirations The muscles have increased density of the capillary beds over The long term.  Muscles are […]

Ankle Inversion Sprain

The ankle joint is a multi-directional joint that is suspect to ankle sprains.  Remember, sprains are injuries to ligaments. Ligaments connect bone to bone. Usually, an ankle injury is related to a twisting of the foot and ankle. As a matter of fact, the ligament on the outside of the ankle is probably the most […]

Achilles Tendinitis RX

Achilles Tendinitis can cause severe pain while walking, jumping, running or going up on your toes. It can be caused by abnormalities in your foot, a change in your walking pattern, an injury to your calf muscle or decreased flexibility. Sometimes, Achilles Tendinitis can be caused from an ankle sprain or a knee injury.  Your […]

Assertive Devices

Many injuries to the leg and foot require you to limit the amount of weight you put on the leg while walking.  You may be required to walk non-weight bearing where you don’t put any weight on your foot, or toe touch weight bearing where you barely put weight down, or partial weight bearing where […]

Baking Soda and Honey

Baking Soda and Honey: Remedy that destroys even the most severe disease! It’s medically proven that all sugars are counter-beneficial when it comes to cancer simply because cancer cells feed on sugar. However, this natural remedy combining baking soda and honey or maple syrup acts in a completely different way. For one thing, baking soda […]

Benefits of Stretching

Other than preventing injury what are some other Benefits of Stretching?  Stretching can benefit you in many ways. It can provide a relaxing sensation and reduce tension and muscle spasms.  Also, stretching can help relieve the feeling of stiffness. Stretching can help reduce or resolve pain.  Many issues related to pain in the body are […]

Causes of Heart Disease

What causes heart disease?  Your heart is a pump. Its one and only job is to pump blood to the rest of your body.  Your heart has its own system which supplies blood to the heart. This is a set of three major blood vessels, the coronary arteries, and they must receive a strong, steady […]

Lordosis

The spine attempts to keep the head and trunk in balance.  There should be four gentle curves in your spine. If one of the curves is greater than normal, another area in the spine will adjust to try and keep the head and truck balanced. Lordosis is a term used to describe an increased curve […]