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.
The most common injuries in skiing happen to the lower limb, most commonly the knee. The introduction of releasable bindings has decreased the rate of leg fractures by 90% in the past 30 years, but knee sprains (including ACL and/or MCL tears) are on the rise accounting for about 30% of all skiing injuries.
Let's face it -- it's tough to find the motivation to exercise outside these days. During the work week, sometimes both legs of our daily commutes are completed in utter darkness. And while weekend sunshine is appreciated, it doesn't do much to warm up our wintry surroundings. But before you throw in the towel and restrict yourself to the crowded, stuffy gym for the next few months, it may be worth giving the idea of a winter workout a second thought.