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29 Aug

Golf Fitness: A Physical Therapy Persepctive

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The golf swing is a dynamic movement that incorporates every major joint of the body. To achieve the optimal position and rotation required for your swing you place the upper extremities and spine at risk for injury. You must develop flexibility, strength, and functional balance to play better and with less pain and injury. With basic exercises you can MASTER your most important golf tool--- your body!! Your body is the only piece of equipment you can’t upgrade – TAKE CARE OF IT.

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25 Aug

I Have Arthritis, I Must Live on Planet Earth

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is defined by the Arthritis Foundation as a “degradation of articular cartilage that is caused by a combination of hereditary, developmental, metabolic and mechanical causes.” Due to these multifactorial causes there is NO ONE cure or preventative measure that can be taken.  Recent research has shown that up to 60% of OA cases are thought to be from genetic factors. Thus, osteoarthritis is related to, but not caused by age.

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21 Aug

The Search for the Fountain of Youth

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In my profession as an orthopedic physical therapist I am confronted daily with persons looking for the “miracle cure” and they want it YESTERDAY!!  Never mind that their current condition developed over many years -- they want it fixed right away. I do have to say that I also fall into this category when I have an injury; it is human nature, especially in this instant gratification society.  However most of us want someone else to “do something” to fix us and my job is to teach people how they can “ fix"  themselves by taking a personal role in their own care.

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15 Aug

What is Physical Therapy?

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Vast changes are occurring in the nation’s health care delivery system with greater demand for services and limited resources. The physical therapy profession is also changing by keeping  pace with rapid advances in science and technology and increasing the requirements for entry level professionals. This has positioned Physical Therapists as the medical provider of choice in dealing with any type of movement dysfunction. 

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