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Image by rawpixel.com Tips for Avoiding Winter Slips, Trips and Falls by Carol Stillman, PT Wintry weather leads to slips and falls and an increase in emergency room visits.  With one snowstorm behind us and another storm on the way, these fall prevention tips would come in handy and help you to stay upright.    Don’t dress to impress! Dress for Traction!  Wear shoes for the weather. Choose shoes, boots or sneakers that have soles with treads with deep grooves...
Posted on 2019-03-02
     Prescription opioids have provided an easy route for individuals to manage their physical pain for decades. This approach has been steadily growing in popularity since the 1990s, and its potential risks have become increasingly concerning. Since 1999 the amount of sold prescription opioids has quadrupled, as have the deaths associated with them.1 As a result, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a recent guideline stated that many non drug alte...
Posted on 2018-08-27
It turns out that while our early ancestors spent their days out in the wilderness hunting and foraging for food, they may also have been keeping their brains sharp. Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a connection between the highly active lifestyle that was prevalent in those ancient days and the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases. Some two million years ago, our ancestors covered long dist...
Posted on 2018-06-04
Everyone is in a hurry on the streets of Manhattan, streets that at times feel more like an obstacle course. From the crowds of people, uneven sidewalks, and not to mention pe- destrians obsessed with text messaging, a short walk to the corner store may prove to be a dangerous endeavor. If your balance systems are not fully functioning, you can quickly find yourself in a heap of trouble. The statistics can be alarming. Nearly 1 million people visit the emergency room each year as a result of a ...
Posted on 2018-03-15
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disease. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease include: Shuffling gait, tremor, difficult starting or stopping movements, slow movements, small movements, and/or freezing. Advances in neuroscience have provided evidence supporting the positive impact of exercise-based protocols in people with PD. LSVT BIG is a research based exercise program to train individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions t...
Posted on 2018-01-26
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