When Nancy D. Brown's doctor told her she had hip dysplasia several years ago, her first reaction was: "Humans can get that?" remembers Brown, now a 54-year-old travel writer in Lafayette, California, who had only known it as a condition she should watch out for in her dogs.
"Low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work," the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes, and a recent study suggests there's no reason to delay physical therapy that might relieve the pain.
The impact of heart disease is significant, since it affects the quality of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.
You Can Get PT for Your Vagina, and 7 Other Things Physical Therapists Wish You Knew
PTs aren't only concerned with achy muscles and creaky bones; they help cure a whole mess of things. Here, they spill the secrets they share with their closest friends. Consider this your co-pay-free consult!
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Moms, do you feel like your body still isn’t recovered from having a baby? An appointment with a specialized physical therapist may be what the doctor ordered.
Amanda Moore is a mom of three, including eight-month-olds Eli and Nora.
“I was very busy with the twins and my 3 1/2-year-old but just never felt like I was bouncing back,” she says.
With evidence mounting that sitting for long stretches of time is unhealthy, many of us naturally wonder how best to respond. Should we stand up, or is merely standing insufficient? Must we also stroll or jog or do jumping jacks?
Dr. Kylee Eagles, our Board Certified Sports Medicine physician at South Shore Medical Center, would like to share the following tips for kids to stay healthy over the summer while also preparing for Fall sports:
It may be obvious, but it is important to keep in mind: Pain hurts. That simple fact can make it difficult for employers, employees and providers to see beyond the quick fix mentality of using opioids as a first line of defense to mitigate pain.
It won't shock anyone to know that Americans tend to gain weight as they get older. But it is a little surprising that as Americans age and put on more body fat, the quality of their diets generally improves.
Because pregnancy is a core element of the life cycle, it’s easy to take for granted. A woman becomes pregnant, gestates the developing child for approximately 9 months, gives birth and then moves into motherhood. But the naturalness of pregnancy can cause even the most of athletic of mothers to overlook the inherent physical trauma involved.