Month: July 2016

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA) is the inflammation and degeneration of the bones that form the knee joint (osteo=bone, arthro=joint, itis=inflammation). The diagnosis of knee OA is based on 2 primary findings: radiographic evidence of...

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Exercise Your Brain

A couple months ago we talked about how exercise can help reduce your risk for cancer, but what about your brain? A wealth of information supports the idea that physical activity is good for the...

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Tips for a Healthy Road Trip

Road trips can take a toll on everyone – here are some ideas from the American Heart Association to keep things healthier while on the open road: Make “rest breaks” active: pick a road stop or...

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7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

America’s prescription opioid epidemic is a topic of national news. How bad is the problem? Here are some statistics via The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which released guidelines in March 2016 encouraging health...

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Heart Healthy Cookout Ideas

Warmer weather may mean it’s time to break out the grill, here are some tips and ideas from the American Heart Association for a healthier grilling cookout: Go fish! Fish, especially oily fish like tuna and...

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