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"People who are overweight or obese are far more likely than thinner people to have heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, and to have strokes or heart attacks," NBC reported. "Usually, but not always, fatter people are less fit than thinner people, and exercise can clearly protect you from death and disease." As experts in human motion, physical therapists can design fitness programs to help you exercise safely.
Hip fractures in older adults can be severely debilitating and can lead to significant medical expenses, but a study published in the American Journal of Public Health (“Physical Activity and Inactivity and Risk of Hip Fractures in Men” – April 2014) suggests that 4 hours of walking each week can significantly reduce hip fracture risk later in life.
Our panel discussed women's health issues that can be prevented and treated by a physical therapist. Topics included incontinence, pelvic pain, bowel/bladder problems, osteoporosis, chronic pain, lymphedema, pregnancy and post-partum conditions, and more.
In our most recent episode of Move Forward Radio, Pam Pelton describes how dry neeedling treatment by a physical therapist provided immediate relief and put her on the road to recovery. Her physical therapist Chad Garvey, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CSCS, discusses his approach to Pam's shoulder treatment and ongoing care.