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Hip Impingement Exercises

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Hip impingement results from excessive contact between the ball and socket of your hip joint.  Bony changes or deformities compress or pinch your bone, cartilage, and other joint structures.  This has the potential to lead to tears of your labrum and early hip arthritis. Surgery and physical therapy are the most common treatments.  This article […]

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement Recovery: Strengthening Exercises

physical therapy for shoulder replacement

The reverse shoulder replacement has a specific design that takes advantage of your large deltoid muscle.  So even if your rotator cuff is damaged, overhead movement is preserved. Strengthening exercises in physical therapy targets your deltoid muscle and the muscles attaching to your shoulder blade.  This articles shows you 5 of the most common strengthening […]

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement and Early Rehabilitation

Reverse shoulder replacement

Reverse shoulder replacement is becoming an increasingly common surgery.  If you are plagued by painful shoulder arthritis along with rotator cuff disease this surgery is an option for you.  Also, some types of arm or shoulder fractures are best treated with a shoulder replacement.   After surgery, your outcome becomes largely dependent on your rehabilitation.  This […]

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Knee Replacement: Improve Your Balance and Walking

Balance exercise

Knee replacement surgery is a proven way to decrease pain from knee arthritis.  This surgery also results in substantial improvements in your walking and overall mobility.  However, surgery alone cannot restore your muscle strength or balance.  For this reason many people who undergo knee replacement are plagued by poor balance and falls.  This article highlights […]

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Returning to Sports after Knee Replacement

return to sports knee replacement

It is estimated that the number of knee replacement surgeries in the United States will increase 673% from 2005 to 2030.  A large portion of these surgeries are being performed on people under 60 years old.  Also, people are living longer than before and expecting to stay as active as possible up to and after retiring. […]

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The Benefits of Electrical Stimulation after Knee Replacement

Knee neuromuscular electrical stimulation

The success of your knee replacement surgery depends on several different factors.  One of the most important of these is how you progress during your rehabilitation.  In particular, the first few weeks of physical therapy are essential for your long-term success.  This is because the function of your quadriceps muscle on the front of your […]

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Prevent Stiffness after Your Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgeries are helping hundreds of thousands of people each year.  Most studies show 1-year patient satisfaction rates at 80% to 90%.  However, some people do develop complications.  Approximately 5% of people undergoing knee replacement surgery develop a stiff and painful knee.  Knee stiffness after surgery is associated with worse results.  People with increased […]

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Strength Training Eases Back Pain

Back pain

Is avoiding strength training with weights best for your low back pain?  Many people believe they should not lift weights because of their chronic aching back.  This belief is unhelpful and can perpetuate your back pain. Strength training is a safe and effective way to decrease your persistent back pain.  This article addresses how you […]

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Stabilization Exercises for Back Pain

low back pain exercise

Is your usual response to back pain to take it easy and rest? Using hot packs, ice, or any topical cream certainly helps the body relax.  This has its benefits.  However, excessive rest is not best for managing your back pain.  The key is balance.  Don’t overdo it while you are experiencing pain.  But equally […]

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Aerobic Exercise and Back Pain

Aerobic exercise for back pain

Eight of every 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their lifetime.  Most low back comes in waves.  Acute flare ups are interspersed with periods with of very little or no pain.  You can manage how often and how severe each episode is by performing regular exercise.  Many different types of […]

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