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Extra Steps Can Help Those at Risk for Diabetes Avoid Heart Attack, Stroke

Dec 23, 2013 / Did You Know?

People at risk for diabetes can cut their chances for a heart attack or stroke by 8% by walking an extra 2,000 steps a day — about 20 minutes daily of moderately paced walking.

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question

Sep 11, 2014 / Health Tips

The American Physical Therapy Association joined the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign, and created a list of "5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question."

Physical Activity Prevents Disease and Increases Life Expectancy

Apr 14, 2021 / Did You Know?

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the major public health problems linked to physical inactivity. The findings stress the importance of physical activity to prevent early death and many chronic diseases.

Physical Therapy a Good First Choice Before Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears

May 29, 2014 / Did You Know?

Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, can do just as well with physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Lowers the Odds of Hospital Readmission or Death After Stroke

Apr 19, 2021 / Did You Know?

A study in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation found that patients do better after a stroke if they get physical or occupational therapy while in the hospital.

Recommendations for Tapering Off Long-term Opioid Use Hint: Don’t Go Cold Turkey

Nov 26, 2019 / Did You Know?

As America continues to fight the opioid epidemic, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued new recommendations to help patients who have been on long-term opioid therapy.

Dry Needling by a Physical Therapist: What You Should Know

May 25, 2015 / Health Tips

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairments.

“Specialized” High School Athletes More Likely to Report Hip and Knee Injuries

Aug 10, 2016 / Did You Know?

The study was small, but the results lined up with what many health care professionals have been saying for years: youth athletes who specialize in a single sport may be at a higher risk for injury.

Using Opioids for More Than 30 Days Could Increase Depression Risk

Mar 15, 2016 / Did You Know?

People who use opioids for 30 days or more in an effort to treat pain could be increasing their risk of developing depression, according to a new study.

Walking 6,000 Steps a Day May Improve Knee Arthritis

Jul 22, 2014 / Did You Know?

The benefits of walking are widely known and proven. A recent study found that walking 6,000 steps a day — the equivalent of 1 hour— may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability.