Flat head syndrome (also known as Plagiocephaly) in infants has become more common over the past few decades as a side effect of the Back to Sleep campaign, which instructs parents to put babies to sleep on their back in order to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. In our most recent episode of Move Forward Radio our experts discuss how parents can follow the recommendations of the Back to Sleep campaign while also taking steps to prevent flat spots. Flats Spots, Babies, Girlbirthannounc Babygirl, Baby Girl Announcement, Girls Generation, Tummy Time, Baby Girls Announcements, Physics Therapy, Customcard Girlbirthannounc
People often associate aging with physical decline, and indeed, “on average, the strength of people in their 80s is about 40% less than that of people in their 20s.” But research suggests that improvements in physical function are possible well into older adulthood.
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Older Adults Can Improve Physical Function
Fewer than 25% of individuals who suffer a stroke arrive at an emergency room within 3 hours of symptom onset. But a recent study published in the American Heart Association’s Stroke journal, suggests that education can improve an individual’s ability to recognize stroke symptoms to reduce the delay in care.
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What do physical therapists wish you knew? This month Redbook Magazine has a few examples.
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You should be doing this exercise everyday!
While physical therapists are known as hands-on, movement specialists, evidence is beginning to suggest their ability to teach can improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs as well.
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Summer is associated with children at play, but a recent study suggests it’s also a time when kids are gaining weight at an increased rate compared with during the school year.
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The benefits of walking are widely known and continually proven. A recent study found that walking 6,000 steps a day—the equivalent of 1 hour— may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability.
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Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, would do just as well with "conservative treatment" such as physical therapy.
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#physiotherapyprofessionals Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, would do just as well with "conservative treatment" such as physical therapy.
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.
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Could 1 of the most popular surgical procedures in the United States be unnecessary many of the approximately 700,000 times it is performed each year? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that might be the case for arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus—particularly if the tear is a result of wear and aging, as opposed to a traumatic event.
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Individuals at risk for diabetes can cut their risk for heart attack or stroke by 8% by taking an extra 2,000 steps a day—equivalent to about 20 minutes of moderately paced walking—according to a study of more than 9,000 adults performed by researchers at the University of Leicester and published in the Lancet.
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Exercise is known to offset many physical side effects of Parkinson's disease (PD). A recent pilot study suggests that early exercise also can reduce depression symptoms among individuals with PD.
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Before undergoing surgical spinal fusion, patients with degenerative disk disease should try physical therapy first.
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Total hip and knee replacements are becoming increasingly common, and a recent study suggests that the overall length of the hospital stay following either operation can be reduced through "rapid rehabilitation"—a physical therapy program that begins in the recovery room rather than the day after surgery.
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Inactivity researchers are discovering that sitting isn't just harmful to your health, it's so detrimental that a little bit of exercise doesn't offset its negative effects.
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Did You Know? Inactivity researchers are discovering that sitting isn't just harmful to your health, it's so detrimental that a little bit of exercise doesn't offset it's negative effects.
"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.