Tag: physical therapy

Student Athlete’s Comeback from ACL Reconstruction

Student athlete Amelia Varela, 17, recalls the moment earlier this year when she injured her knee and tore her anterior...

November 7, 2018

Preventing Girls’ Knee Injuries During Sports

Girls kicking and throwing balls, running up and down a field or court and lifting weights to keep muscles strong...

July 31, 2018

Preventing and Treating Back Pain

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 80 percent of adults living in the United States will...

June 27, 2018

Olympians Give Kinesio Taping, Other Therapies High...

They are just part of the breadth of therapeutic treatments that keep these high-powered athletes going strong.

August 18, 2016

Watch Now: ‘Swing Bed’ Unit Offers Inpatient...

Most adults in the U.S. expect to be living independently by age 80, but about 50 percent expect to lose...

October 20, 2015

The Power of Physical Therapy

For athletes, going to physical therapy seems like a rite of passage following an injury. Few have never witnessed the...

October 12, 2015

‘Too Much Sitting’ Linked to Disabilities after...

New research suggests that this "sitting disease" increases the likelihood of developing physical disabilities after the age of 60 that...

April 15, 2014

Don’t Get Derailed: Overcoming Exercise Hurdles

Whether you need to lose weight or combat heart disease, exercise is vital for overall health. But many people find...

August 14, 2013

Back Pain: Your Treatment Options Will Likely...

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeing a doctor. From the most active individuals to the...

April 15, 2013

New Strategies Help Stem Rising Injuries Among...

The rise of organized and competitive sports among youth has led to a corresponding rise in injuries and new strategies...

March 5, 2013

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