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3 Balance Exercises to Help People with Osteoporosis

Physical therapy for osteoporosis

Your chances of suffering a fracture from osteoporosis increase with age and if you are female.  Many fractures lead to immediate pain.  Other fractures go unnoticed at first and slowly lead to increasing pain and disability over time. Falls are a leading cause of fracture in people with osteoporosis.  Even a minor fall can fracture […]

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How to Build Stronger Bones with Impact Exercise

Exercise for osteoporosis

Just about everyone knows exercise is important for preventing and treating osteoporosis.  But do you know which types of exercises are safe?  Which exercises actually build bone density? Have you heard of impact exercise?  Impact exercises generate a mechanical load on your bone through ground reaction forces. The force from the ground stimulates bone growth. […]

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3 of the Best Strength Training Exercises for Osteoporosis

osteoporosis and physical therapy

Approximately 30% of all postmenopausal women in the United States have osteoporosis.  At least 40% of these women will sustain 1 or more osteoporotic fractures.  To make matters worse, 1 in 3 people will die within 12 months of a hip fracture.  This sounds bleak but there is hope.  Exercise is the only strategy that […]

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6 of the Best Off-Season Shoulder Strengthening Exercises for Golfers

Exercise for golf

Millions of people of all ages and varying skill levels play golf.  Golf is a low-impact sport.  However, most golfers are at risk for injury.  This is due to the complex nature of the swing requiring extreme flexibility, strength, and coordination.  Most golfers fall short in these areas.  Shoulder injuries are very common in golfers.  […]

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Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy: 5 Easy Stretches to Help Your Pain

Fibromyalgia stretches

Millions of Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia.  The most common symptoms are muscle and joint pains, fatigue, sleep, and mood disorders.  The cause of Fibromyalgia is poorly understood.  However, we know the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful stimuli is affected. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, your brain and spinal cord are […]

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Manual Therapy: Help for Your Shoulder Pain

Manual therapy for shoulder pain

As many as 1 in 4 Americans experience shoulder pain.  Pain ranges from a mild nuisance to severe disability.  Shoulder pain has many origins.  Rotator cuff disorders are the most common.  Many others suffer from a frozen shoulder, labral tear, or instability. In addition to the many origins of shoulder pain, there are even more […]

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5 Exercises for a Better Recovery After Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery Rehab

Since the late 1990’s, shoulder surgeries have risen by nearly 10 times.  The most common reason for surgery is shoulder impingement.  Impingement occurs when your rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and/or bursa are pinched or irritated.  Irritation occurs between the bones of your upper arm and shoulder blade.  Subacromial decompression is an arthroscopic surgery that removes […]

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4 Healthy Diet Tips to Decrease Pain

Diet and pain

More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.”  This idea has never been more important than today.  This is because of the growing pain medication crisis we have in our country.  Millions of Americans are addicted to prescription pain medication.  A more holistic and long-term […]

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Foam Roller Exercises for Better Shoulder Mobility

foam rolling shoulder exercises

Are you stretching your shoulder but not seeing any real improvement in your range of motion? Many people see little carryover or long-term change by doing stretching exercises alone.  Manual therapy performed by your physical therapist provides an additional benefit to self-stretching exercises.  However, you can’t see your physical therapist forever.  If you want to […]

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