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Sep30th 2019

Study Shows Cardio Exercise Aids Stroke Survivors

Following a stroke, the rehabilitation process often focuses on improving the survivor’s ability to move and perform everyday tasks, with a lesser emphasis on general aerobic fitness.  This is likely a mistake – at least when it comes to long-term endurance and quality of life.  A recent study published in an August 2019 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association shows

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Sep30th 2019

6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

October is National Physical Therapy month, a time when physical therapists like Bret Adams of Boise not only celebrate their profession, but also educate others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health and vitality of their patients … and of health care in general.  While a physical therapist’s roles are both broad and diverse, Adams says several misconceptions still

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Sep7th 2019

Save the RICE for First-Aid, Not Healing & Recovery

For decades, the standard and recommended response to an injured muscle, tendon or ligament was to “apply RICE,” an acronym that stands for a protocol of rest, ice, compression and elevation.  Yet these days, according to Boise physical therapist Bret Adams, the application of RICE as a treatment for these sports-type soft-tissue injuries isn’t 100 percent supported by science. 

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