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Exercise Recommendations

Along with a nutritious diet, regular physical activity is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Over the past century, advancements in technology have transformed the perceptions of hard-work and physical activity and have limited the opportunities for physical activity on a daily basis. These advances have enabled our society to live a life of ease and […]

High Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in America. Nearly 17% of adults in American have high cholesterol. Not only do you get cholesterol from the food you eat; your body also makes cholesterol to use in normal body functions, such as hormone synthesis. The […]

Why Stretching Is Important

Stretching is one of the fastest growing types of exercise in America today. Stretching is a form of physical activity that targets a specific muscle group. It works to elongate the muscle fibers to their fullest length in order to improve the muscle’s elasticity, or flexibility. Stretching results in an increased feeling of muscle control, flexibility, […]

Strength Training for Seniors

Strength training for seniors is safe and effective for men and women of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health and those who are aging. In fact, people with health concerns and older adults often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times a week. For […]

Common Injuries and Prevention

A basic understanding of how your body structures work will help them remain healthy and strong. Although some common injuries are accidental and are influenced by uncontrollable factors such as gender and variations in the anatomy and physiology of each individual, there are many ways to prevent the most common injuries. Knowing the causes of […]

Common Knee Injuries

Anatomy & Physiology of the Knee The knee is the largest of the 187 joints in the body. As such, the knee is subject to a variety of diseases and injuries and is frequently injured because it is commonly abused.21 The knee is a hinged joint with some rotation to provide locking. Structures in the […]

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain / Conditions

For certain people, such as a person who has suffered from a stroke or a lost limb, the return to full function is just not possible. Therefore, physical therapists do their best to work with such patients to help them adjust to their chronic pain or debilitative condition(s). Chronic diseases are diseases of long duration […]

Common Back Injuries

Anatomy & Physiology Low back pain is one of the most prevalent complaints afflicting people in modern society.14 Knowing how a healthy spine works may help you understand how moving wisely can protect your back and keep it free from common back injuries. The vertebral column is a spiral spring in the form of the […]

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

“The foods we eat and our activity level directly influence our heart health. By beginning a weight loss and exercise program, we may postpone or prevent coronary heart disease.” Despite the recent educational efforts to make people aware of the causes of heart disease and the measures necessary to prevent it, heart disease remains the […]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – DOMS

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is quite common and is often irritating, as it typically prevents a person from doing their daily activities free of pain. DOMS describes an experience of muscle pain, muscle soreness or muscle stiffness that is felt 12 to 48 hours after exercise, particularly at the beginning of a new exercise program, […]