Sooner is Better than Later – Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

Sooner is Better than Later – Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

Doctors at the University of Utah started an innovative but practical policy that is really helping people with low back pain. Dr. Michael Campian and colleagues noted that practice guidelines call for treatments in physical therapy as first-line approaches for low back pain, but the average patient was waiting four weeks or more before getting
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After Neck Injuries, How Soon Can You Begin Motion?

After Neck Injuries, How Soon Can You Begin Motion?

Auto accidents rank as the most common source of neck injuries, and research in whiplash gives us one of the best answers to this question. After most neck injuries, you want to get to a physical therapist right away, without waiting. After assessment, the therapist will prescribe some level of motion in most cases. If
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The Smallest Room in the House Found to Be the Most Dangerous

The Smallest Room in the House Found to Be the Most Dangerous

In horror movies, the most dangerous room in your house is the basement. In real life, you should probably fear your bathroom. A CDC (Centers for Disease Control) study found that nonfatal injuries among people above the age of 15 were particularly likely to occur in bathrooms, especially among older adults. Two bathroom locations were
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Fit Beats Skinny for Living Longer

Fit Beats Skinny for Living Longer

People are constantly being told to watch their weight, but perhaps the advice should be watch thier muscle mass. Research recently published in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that muscle mass index serves as a better predictor of long life than weight. Most health care professionals are trained to focus on body mass index
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Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

When you’re staggering out of your first spin class with aching legs, the first thing crossing your mind is probably not “I wonder if this is exercise-related muscular soreness or pain?” But for safe, injury-free exercise, it’s important to be aware of the difference. Sore calves after a strenuous uphill hike is healthy and expected.
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