Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Exercise's Effects on Bones and Muscles

Exercise is critical for strong muscles and bones. Muscle strength declines as people age, but studies report that when people exercise they are stronger and leaner than others in their age group.

Exercise may help kids lower their risk of chronic pain in the future.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

With winter upon us, many people accept that they will gain weight and get out of shape. Excuses abound such as, “It is too cold to exercise outside,” or “There are just so many parties.”

Here are some tips to stay healthy and active this winter.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

With the changing of the seasons and the accompanying drop in the temperature outside, many athletes flock to the ski slopes, the ice rink, and the mountainside seeking outdoor adventure and fitness. Exercising in cold weather presents several unique nutritional challenges. Taking a few simple precautions can help maximize performance and   keep athletes healthy and allow them to safely achieve their fitness goals.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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.

Monday, July 13, 2015

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!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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: