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How to Manage Your Shoulder Arthritis with Exercise

Treatment for shoulder arthritis

Shoulder arthritis is present in approximately 15% of people over the age of 65.  It is more common in women.  As with other forms of arthritis, most often it begins with a slow progressive loss of cartilage within the joint.  This leads to changes of the bone and joint lining.  Joint inflammation, stiffness, muscle weakness, […]

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Understand Arthritis Pain

arthritis

Arthritis pain affects over 50 million people in the U.S.  Osteoarthritis is the most common form of chronic painful joint disease.  The most frequently affected joint is the knee.  Up to 1 in 8 men and women over the age of 60 have painful knee arthritis.  It is also common in the hips, spine, and […]

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How to Avoid Falling: Start a Home Exercise Program

Falls in the elderly

More than 30 percent of people 65 and older fall each year. This increases to 50 percent for those in their 80’s.  Two-thirds of those who fall will fall again within 6 months.  Those who fall are more likely to move into a nursing home.  Worse, falls are the leading cause of injury, deaths, and […]

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Direct Access and Medical Screening in Physical Therapy

Direct access

Many people visit a physical therapist after seeing a physician and being given a prescription to start physical therapy.  However, this is not the only scenario a patient can be seen by a physical therapist. In New Jersey, as well as all the other states in the country, there is “direct access.” This allows a […]

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Concussion in Sports 

Concussion

Concussions are common in athletes.  They commonly occur in contact sports, such as football, and non-contact sports, such as soccer. BSR Physical Therapy and our doctors of physical therapy can help evaluate, manage and treat patients with concussion.  This article helps to answer some common questions you may have. What is a Concussion? “Sport-related concussion […]

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Overcome 5 Common Barriers to Starting Your Exercise Program

Exercise

Another new year is upon us and with it comes the resolution to get in shape, lose weight, or commit to a healthy lifestyle.  Nearly 50% of New Year’s resolutions are related to losing weight or starting an exercise program.   We all have good intentions but the fact is most fail miserably at following through.   […]

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Knee Replacement: How to Get the Best Results

Knee replacement

Nearly 5 million people are living in the United States with a total knee replacement.  This number is rapidly growing.  Knee replacement surgery is helping many people lead happy and active lives for many years.  However, 1 year after surgery only 1/3 are completely satisfied.  Even worse, 30% are dissatisfied.  This is because of knee […]

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Calf Muscle Injuries:  Exercises for Your Best Recovery

Calf muscle strain

A calf strain is an injury to the muscles in the back of your leg, below the knee.  Two major muscles make up the calf.  The gastrocnemius muscle is the large outer muscle in the back of the lower leg.  The smaller soleus muscle lies deep underneath the gastrocnemius.  Both plantarflex the foot.  This occurs […]

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Knee Pain in Women: 5 Exercises for Less Pain

Women with knee pain

Approximately 1 in 5 women over the age of 18 experience knee pain.  This prevalence of knee pain in women is even higher in those older than 60.  The reasons women are more susceptible to knee pain and injury are based on anatomical, biomechanical, and hormonal factors.  The wider shape and structure of the female […]

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Band Rotator Cuff Exercises for Baseball: Part 2

Arm Care Exercises

Nearly 50% of all baseball pitchers experience shoulder or elbow pain that limits participation at some point in their careers.  The repetitive stress of overhead throwing leads to overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow.  However, many of these overuse injuries are preventable.  Exercises targeting the rotator cuff are one such approach.  In a previous […]

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