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Did You Know? 1 in 5 American Adults Are Living With Arthritis

Mar 4, 2024 / Article

Around 53 million American adults are living with arthritis, a leading cause of activity limitations, disability, and chronic pain. Regular physical activity can help you maintain and improve movement and function, and reduce pain.

Patient Story: Jun (From Amputee to Marathon Runner)

Jul 22, 2019 / Video

Jun’s physical therapist helped him manage pain and achieve his movement goals after his left leg needed to be amputated below the knee to stop the spread of cancer.

Osteoporosis: A PT Shares How To Prevent It – and Build Back Bone Strength

Oct 14, 2021 / Podcast

Oct. 14, 2021: Physical therapist Sherri Betz describes the differences between osteopenia, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis. She also highlights the importance of strength-building exercise to prevent and improve bone loss.

Physical Therapy Helps Senior Games Athlete Return to the Basketball Court

Oct 30, 2019 / Video

William is a former Senior U.S. Olympic team athlete who stopped playing basketball due to hip pain. Physical therapy helped to eliminate his pain, and now he’s back on the court enjoying the sport he loves.

Physical Therapy Gets Retired Teacher Playing Piano Again

Oct 23, 2019 / Video

Linda loved playing the piano, but the effects of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and surgeries made it difficult for her play. With the help of physical therapy, Linda is playing the piano again and teaching others how to play.

Toys and Tips for Raising Children With Developmental Disabilities

Dec 9, 2021 / Podcast

Play is a vital part of physical therapy for children with autism, cerebral palsy, or other developmental disabilities. Two moms and bloggers discuss raising kids with different abilities and share toy tips. A PT provides further advice.

Physical Therapy Guide to Congenital Heart Defects

Jun 22, 2022 / Guide

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. Physical therapists help children meet motor (movement) milestones, improve their tolerance for play and activity, and address the effects of surgery.

4 Tips to Live Your Best Life

Oct 11, 2022 / Health Tips

These tips from physical therapists can be key to unlocking better health and living your best life.

Retired or Retiring Soon? Here's How to Invest in Your Health Span for a Quality Life Span

Dec 8, 2022 / Health Tips

Life span is how long you live. Health span is how long you can live independently with a good quality of life. Focusing on your fitness in early retirement can give you a return on investment that pays dividends through your lifespan.

Studies Show a Lower Risk of Infection and Severe COVID-19 Outcomes for the Physically Active

Sep 30, 2022 / Did You Know?

Can regular physical activity reduce your risk of getting COVID-19 or other infectious diseases? A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine answers this question.