Category Archives: Athletics

Using the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to Improve Running

In a sport like running—one so ancient and fundamental—each millisecond, each minute body movement, counts. The race against time, against ourselves, requires close attention to all that goes into that next bounding step, from gait to conditioning to recovery. And analyzing and improving running is something the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is particularly well suited for.
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Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis

Even though arthritis is not typically associated with young people,   juvenile arthritis affects approximately one in every one thousand children in the United States. It’s real and left unmanaged, it can have a deep impact on a child’s life.
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The Hidden Value of Patient Education During Physical Therapy

Patient education is more than just checking off a box, especially during physical therapy. Visitors to our clinic often come in with two very simple questions: “Is this going to hurt?” and “How long is it going to take?” Some are quite skeptical, while others are reluctant to commit to the process. After all, the […]
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Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: How to Start Small and Build

For those living with an autoimmune disease there is no one-size-fits-all approach—not for diet, emotional health, or exercise. Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac disease, lupus—the list is long (very long), affecting nearly every part of the body.
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Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics: A Measured Approach

Patients with Type II diabetes typically benefit from exercise. Losing weight, gaining muscle, or just becoming more active can help patients get their blood glucose levels under control and may help with some of the symptoms caused by diabetes. Getting the most from a workout doesn’t have to be difficult, and patients with diabetes can […]
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Get Ready for Global Running Day

Runners unite! June 7, 2017 is Global Running Day, the day enthusiasts all over the world celebrate their beloved sport by getting out and pounding the pavement. It all starts with a simple question: what do you run for? For fitness? For fun? Does running bring relief to your life? Across the globe, there are […]
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Taking the Fear Out of Physical Therapy

It is not uncommon to see apprehension—even fear—among patients in a physical therapy clinic. They have siblings, cousins, and friends who went through a challenging rehabilitation; or they are intimidated by all the unknowns that lie before them on the road to recovery.
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Promoting a Culture of Health and Wellness in your PT Clinic

Wellness is a term we see used a lot, be it the physical therapy world or society at large. What does it mean? Is it a healthy diet? A regular exercise regimen? Maybe it’s about monitoring your mental and emotional health. We like to think of wellness as a positive state of being comprised of […]
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How Exercise Can Benefit Migraine Sufferers

According to the Migraine Research Foundation—one of the most well known organizations devoted to raising money for migraine research and educating the public about migraines—over 38 million Americans have suffered, at some time, from migraines. Contrary to popular belief, a migraine is not just a bad headache; instead, it is a neurological disease that is […]
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Benefits of Video Recording Gait Physical Therapy Sessions

Physical therapy technology and techniques have come a long way in recent years, and the tools available to therapists to optimize rehabilitation outcomes for those with injuries or conditions that affect gait are improving every day. As advancements in technology continue to evolve and as physical therapists have better tools at their fingertips, many patients […]
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