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5 Common Myths About Low Back Pain

Mar 28, 2018 / Health Tips

Nearly all adults will experience low back pain at some point. Physical therapists dispel five common myths about low back pain and treatment.

5 Ways To Improve Physical Activity During National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2022 / Health Tips

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are committed to reducing health disparities and encourage everyone to be physically active with these tips.

A State-by-State Look at Physical Inactivity

May 24, 2021 / Health Tips

The American Physical Therapy Association encourages Americans of all ages and abilities to embrace an active lifestyle to benefit their health and wellbeing. Americans don't get enough physical activity. Here are just a few statistics by state.

Obesity May Account for 18% of US Adult Deaths

Sep 3, 2013 / Did You Know?

A study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that obesity is more deadly than previously thought.

One-Third of Long-Term Opioid Users Say They're Addicted or Physically Dependent

Dec 9, 2016 / Did You Know?

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines to reduce the long-term use of opioids to treat most pain, a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey highlights several factors contributing to ongoing use.

Opioids Are No More Effective Than Nonopioids for Pain

Mar 28, 2018 / Did You Know?

According to a recent study, it appears that opioids may not be any more effective than nonopioid medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for treating chronic back pain, or hip or knee osteoarthritis-related pain.

Physical Activity After Concussion May Reduce Risk of Persistent Symptoms

Nov 2, 2017 / Did You Know?

In the past, doctors recommended delaying physical activity after a concussion. New research suggests that early return (within one week) to physical activity may actually decrease the likelihood of persistent symptoms in children and teens.

Physical Activity Plays a Greater Role in Obesity Than Caloric Intake

Feb 12, 2015 / Did You Know?

Physical activity, not caloric intake, is the bottom line for your waistline. This news is from an American Journal of Medicine study, "Obesity, Abdominal Obesity, Physical Activity, and Caloric Intake in US Adults: 1988 to 2010."

Kneecap Pain: 5 Research-Backed Tips To Get Better

Dec 9, 2019 / Article

Do you or someone you know have pain in or around the kneecap when doing these activities?

Surviving COVID-19 and ARDS: What You Should Know

May 19, 2020 / Health Tips

COVID-19 can cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe to no symptoms at all. People with severe symptoms may require care in a hospital and a ventilator to breathe due to acute respiratory distress syndrome.