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5 reasons to STOP pain medication and START Physical Therapy

As we age, our bodies develop pain that can be from several different causes. Taking pain medication daily can be harsh on our organs and eventually build up a tolerance making the medications less effective and possibly addictive. Physical therapy … Continue reading

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Study carried out on ninety-year-olds reveals the benefits of strength training as physical exercise

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass Results were reflected in the increase of walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of  chairs, improvement on balance, … Continue reading

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Better rehabilitation starts in the mind

If you’re in rehabilitation, you probably had a major surgery, an accident which knocked you out of action for some time, or you’re suffering from overuse injuries. Or you may be trying to get back to active sports from a … Continue reading

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Arthritis

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 50 million people in the U.S. have some … Continue reading

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6 common myths about physical therapy (physiotherapy)

Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy is a specialised and useful mode of treatment, which helps recovery from neuromuscular injuries and joint conditions, among other health problems and complaints. Some people think of physical therapists as either drill sergeants or glorified exercise … Continue reading

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When exercise results are slow…

Is it time to pull the plug on physical fitness and go back to your past bad habits? Absolutely not! Regular physical movement is vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, realize that training smart is just as important as training hard. … Continue reading

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Some data from the WHO for the elderly

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Place a clothespin on your ear for 5 seconds. The unexpected effect will surprise you

In your lifetime, you are bound to feel aches, pains, tiredness, and that is okay. We are human, and cannot always feel our best. But, sometimes with a little “kick” to our organs, they can release health benefits that will … Continue reading

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Can the Brain Reverse the Aging Process? 7 ways to exercise your brain

Cognitive brain function peaks in our early fifties, but staying mentally active can prevent brain loss in the years to follow. If you are over 40, you are not going to like this (and if you are not yet 40, … Continue reading

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Making low-tech Assistive Technology and Adaptations

Low-tech assistive technology (AT) and adaptations are cheap and easy strategies that families and professionals can use to increase their children’s participation in daily activities and routines. If you have the right supplies, most of these ideas only take a … Continue reading

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