Archive for February 2016

Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the amount of calcium and minerals in the bone decreases, leading to a reduction in bone density. As a result, bones become fragile and prone to fractures. A fracture can occur from a minor fall or simple actions like sneezing or bumping into furniture. Treatment involves calcium supplements and…

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Balance in Life

The loss of any of the five senses is especially distressing, and one of the most frightening for any individual is the loss of balance and equilibrium due to a vestibular disorder. The condition occurs when there‚Äôs a disruption of the vestibular system that encompasses the inner ear and brain that controls eye movement and…

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What does RICE and MEAT have to do with Physical Therapy?

When you hear the words rice and meat, we won’t blame you for thinking about food! In the physical therapy world, the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) has long been the recommended treatment for sports injuries. It is a recognized way to handle injuries, but recent reports suggest that ice and complete rest…

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