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Physiotherapy’s vital role in treating long COVID

Source: Medical Xpress
As more about the effects of long COVID is learnt, it is apparent that cardio-respiratory physiotherapists have an essential role in helping people recover from the virus, a University of Otago physiotherapy specialist says.

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What to Expect From Herniated Disc Physical Therapy

Source: Verywell Health

A spinal disc herniation is a relatively common diagnosis that occurs when the gel-like inner portion of a disc (called the nucleus pulposus) protrudes out through a torn portion of the outer disc layer (called the annulus).

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The Benefits of Hands-On Physical Therapy

Source: Verywell Health

Manual physical therapy (PT) refers to a cluster of hands-on therapeutic techniques used by a therapist to treat a wide variety of symptoms and conditions.

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Best exercises for sciatica

Source: Medical News Today

People with sciatica may find that certain exercises and stretches help bring relief from pain and tightness in the sciatic nerve and the surrounding area. Although sciatica generally resolves in time, these exercises may speed the healing process.

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Overactive Bladder

Source: healthline
People with overactive bladder (OAB) experience a strong and sudden urge to urinate. They may find themselves waking up two or more times each night to use the bathroom. OAB may also cause involuntary loss of urine, known as urge incontinence. One treatment option for urge incontinence due to OAB is a specialized form of physical therapy known as pelvic floor physical therapy.

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Need physical therapy? 3 key questions your PT will ask

Source: Harvard Health Publishing
You’re heading for physical therapy, ready to do the exercises prescribed to help ease pain and restore function. Be prepared to answer questions, too; your physical therapist will want to know a lot more than just where you have pain. You can expect three main questions.

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How Knee Pain Is Treated

Source: Verywell Health
Knee pain is an extremely common musculoskeletal problem that frequently causes people to seek medical attention. Whether from osteoarthritis, a sprained ligament or strained muscle, cartilage damage, or tendonitis, many different issues can cause this type of joint discomfort.

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Coronavirus: How long is a person contagious?

Source: Medical News Today
The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, is highly contagious. Even people who do not have any symptoms can transmit the virus. This article will explain how long people may be contagious with COVID-19 depending on their individual circumstances. It will also provide information on what a person can do to protect those around them and explain the symptoms and recovery times associated with COVID-19.

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Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain

Source: Medical Xpress
Exercise, which can take the form of simple physical activity such as walking, is good for people with joint pain. Joints were made to move and if we don’t move them they’ll get stiff, creaky, even more painful and our muscles, which are extremely important for protecting our joints against harmful movements, will weaken—exposing them to even greater harm.

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Biden Administration Releases $1.4B for HCBS, Senior Health Programs

Source: Home Health Care News
The Biden administration is releasing $1.4 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan for Older Americans Act programs. Distributed by the Administration for Community Living, a chunk of the funds will go toward home- and community-based services.

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What exercises can help relieve TMJ pain?

Source: Medical News Today
People experiencing pain due to a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can try a range of exercises to relieve it. These exercises can improve jaw strength and mobility.

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Physical activity reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatic patients

Source: Medical Xpress
The risk of developing atherosclerosis—a narrowing of the arteries as cholesterol plaque builds up, leading to obstruction of blood flow—is higher for people with autoimmune rheumatic diseases than for the general population. The good news, according to a new study published in Rheumatology, is that regular exercise is a powerful weapon against vascular dysfunction in these patients.

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Nonsurgical treatments expand knee OA care options

Source: Healio
Knee osteoarthritis accounts for about 80% of the burden of OA worldwide, and published studies show it contributes more than $27 billion in health care costs annually.

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Exercise and mental health during COVID-19: Study explores link, trends

Source: Medical News Today
A new study found that the anxiety and stress that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic have made it less likely that people will engage in physical activity that could help them maintain their mental health. The results showed that those who have remained physically active during the pandemic have done so primarily to maintain their mental health. For others, mental health problems have become a barrier to exercise.

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Pulse oximeters more useful in COVID screening for older adults

Source: Medical Xpress
A new commentary by Washington State University College of Nursing Associate Professor Catherine Van Son and Clinical Assistant Professor Deborah Eti proposes that taking a temperature is a less useful indicator of infection in older adults and that a pulse oximeter be used instead.

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The exercise pill: How exercise keeps your brain healthy and protects it against depression and anxiety

Source: Medical Xpress
As with many other physicians, recommending physical activity to patients was just a doctor chore for me—until a few years ago. That was because I myself was not very active.

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What to know about outer thigh pain

Source: Medical News Today
There are many possible causes of outer thigh pain, which can range in severity from a mild, dull ache to intense pain. The treatment options will depend on the cause, but they might include pain medications and physical therapy.

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Symptoms and causes of weak hip flexors and how to treat them

Source: Medical News Today
Weak hip flexors can cause the surrounding muscles to overcompensate, which can cause pain and difficulty walking. Treatment for weak hip flexors includes physical therapy and exercises.

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To live independently longer, look to inexpensive home hacks

Source: Medical Xpress
The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in nursing homes, causing many families to rethink whether to keep an aging parent at home instead. Now a new study by UC San Francisco has found that many elderly Americans lack the basic self-care equipment that could enable them to live at home longer, postponing the need to move into residential care facilities.

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Hypertension symptoms in women often mistaken for menopause

Source: Science Daily

Pregnancy complications and early menopause increase women’s future risk of heart disease. Cardiologists, gynaecologists and endocrinologists recommend how to help middle-aged women prevent later heart problems.

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What is dynamic stretching and how to do it

Source: Medical News Today

Dynamic stretches are movements performed at a slower pace than most workouts. People tend to do dynamic stretches to warm up their muscles and prepare for exercise.

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Early warning sign for heart disease

Source: Science Daily

The build-up of calcium in a major artery outside of the heart could predict future heart attack or stroke, a new Edith Cowan University led study has demonstrated.

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Which Exercise Regimen Works Best to Ease Lower Back Pain?

Source: Medicalxpress

Chronic lower back pain can make the most routine tasks difficult. But a new study suggests patients can learn new, practical and less painful ways to move through individualized “motor skills training,” or MST.

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COVID Vaccine Advised for Alzheimer`s Patients, Their Caregivers

Source: HealthDay

All Alzheimer’s disease patients and their family caregivers should be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America says.

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9 meniscus tear exercises

Source: Medical News Today

Strenuous exercise can tear the meniscus, a layer of cartilage in the knee — and certain gentle exercises may help with recovery.

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Stretches and exercises for peroneal tendonitis

Source: Medical News Today

Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of one of the tendons in the back of the foot. It can cause pain that radiates from the ankle to the outside of the foot. By performing gentle exercises and stretches, a person can help strengthen the tendons and surrounding areas during recovery.

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Try This: McKenzie Exercises for Back Pain

Source: healthline
If you have back pain, it’s best to follow up with your healthcare provider to determine what’s causing it. This can help you find the safest, most effective treatment option. For some, this includes following the McKenzie method, sometimes called mechanical diagnosis and therapy. It includes a set of guidelines for evaluating someone’s movement as well as exercises designed to improve spinal mobility and posture.

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Put the Squeeze on Leg Pain With Compression

Source: HomeCare
They call the latter part of life the golden years, but those old enough to know better realize it’s not gold—it’s rust. As people age, parts of the body deteriorate, including the one-way valves in leg veins. These seemingly insignificant flaps, actually folded extensions of the vein wall, help prevent gravity from pulling carbon dioxide-laden blood in the leg veins down to the feet and causing swelling.

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Blood Flow Restriction Training in Physical Therapy

Source: Verywell Health
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is a strengthening technique occasionally used in physical therapy clinics to help gain muscle function after an injury or surgery. It is done by temporarily restricting blood flow to a muscle during exercise.

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Reverse Walking in Physical Therapy

Source: Verywell Health
Reverse walking, also known as retro walking, is often used in physical therapy clinics to help people improve gait and mobility in the lower extremities. It is frequently used to improve knee, hip, and ankle range of motion (ROM), improve strength, and improve lower extremity mechanics related to gait.

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