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Physical Therapy Is Underutilized by People With Parkinson Disease

Jul 8, 2016 / Did You Know?

Physical therapy can help people with Parkinson disease improve their quality of life. It also can delay the negative effects of the disease. But a recent study shows that only about 12% of people with PD receive physical therapist services.

Pregnancy Alters Running Form

Jun 15, 2013 / Did You Know?

A recent study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy suggests that pregnancy causes biomechanical changes to a runner's stride that can linger after childbirth.

Falls Are Common and Costly, But Can Be Prevented

Sep 23, 2015 / Did You Know?

One-third of adults over the age of 65 are likely to fall this year. The good news is many falls can be prevented with the help of a physical therapist.

High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise May Slow Symptoms of Parkinson Disease

Jan 24, 2018 / Did You Know?

High-intensity aerobic exercise on a treadmill in the early stages of Parkinson disease, and within 5 years of diagnosis, may slow the progression of symptoms of the disease.

Sitting Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Aug 1, 2013 / Did You Know?

Researchers are discovering that too much sitting isn't just harmful to your health, it's so bad for you that a little bit of exercise doesn't offset its negative effects.

Summer Break Related to Weight Gains in Kids

Jul 25, 2014 / Did You Know?

Summer is associated with children at play, but a recent study suggests it’s also a time when kids are gaining weight at an increased rate compared with during the school year.

Exercise for Arthritis: What You Should Know

May 26, 2016 / Health Tips

Do you have stiff, achy, painful joints? You're not alone.

Teens Need More Exercise In School

Mar 30, 2016 / Did You Know?

On school days, young adolescents (12 to 16 years) get 55% of their physical activity on school grounds. But recent research suggests that's not enough.

Feet First: Six Tips To Maintain Healthy Feet and the Freedom To Move

Sep 1, 2020 / Health Tips

Your feet are among your most important body parts. Take care of them so you can keep moving with these tips from physical therapists.

Traumatic Injuries Have Minimal Impact on Opioid Epidemic

Dec 1, 2016 / Did You Know?

Individuals who sustain a traumatic injury are not likely a significant factor in the US opioid epidemic.