Posts Tagged "Arthritis"

Physical therapy offers pain-free option for those suffering from arthritis

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Active & Aging, Exercise, Injury Prevention, Osteoporosis | 0 comments

Physical therapy offers pain-free option for those suffering from arthritis

While it’s true that arthritis suffers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said Madras physical therapist Brock Monger. “Movement is definitely medicine for those who suffer from arthritis, but that doesn’t mean you have to move through pain,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy. “If exercise is painful, it can cause harmful inflammation. But mobility will go far to minimize arthritis symptoms.” For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention...

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Beating Osteoporosis – Exercise Your Way to Healthy Bones

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Exercise, Osteoporosis, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Beating Osteoporosis – Exercise Your Way to Healthy Bones

To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, medical researchers have an important message during this National Osteoporosis Month: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Like muscle, bone is a living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger,” states the National Institutes of Health National Resource Center. “For most people, bone mass peaks during the third decade of life. After that time, we can begin to lose bone. Women and men older than 20 can help prevent...

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