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Helping the Community to Age in Place

Right now, more than ever before, individuals are seeking ways to remain in there homes as they grow older. According to the NAHB, (The National Association of Home Builders), 75% of remodelers have reported an increase in inquiries related to age-in-place remodeling. This is no surprise being that AARP reports that 90% of seniors have […]

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Lower Back Pain and Opioids

Lately, friends of Aging in Place Specialists have been hearing a lot from us about Lower Back Pain and Sciatica. That is because Lower Back Pain is a widespread issue that, according to research done by UNC School of Medicine, affects nearly 80% of the American population at some point during their lives. (http://www.med.unc.edu/www/newsarchive/2009/february/chronic-low-back-pain-on-the-rise-unc-study-finds-alarming-increase-in-prevalence ) […]

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Physical Therapy’s Scope of Practice Extends Beyond Aches and Pains

Physical therapy is an obvious choice when you’ve sprained an ankle or developed tennis elbow, but what about when you need to boost your mood? Though highly skilled in methods that improve mobility and reduce pain following an injury, physical therapists can also play a key role in improving a patient’s mental health. Exercise, a […]

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Ready, Set, Run!!

Imagine going to the doctor with symptoms of depression and she hands you a new prescription: Do two sets of squats, 15 bicep curls, 10 laps around the track and call me in the morning. Though this is not (yet) an accurate picture, experts are starting to recognize that regular exercise is not only good […]
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Patients Reap the Benefits of Playing a More Active Role in Physical Therapy

Patients can no longer be passive players in the game of health. Studies show that informed patients are not only more engaged during physical therapy but also reap the benefits in overall health and well-being. Those who understand why they’ve been referred to physical therapy, are actively engaged in the process, and develop useful self-management […]

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The Hunt for an Effective and Less Costly Solution to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Is there a solution that saves money and ensures functional progress in the world of debilitating low back pain? A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals that physical therapy is that solution for lumbar spinal stenosis, a form of low back pain affecting some 400,000 Americans. Lumbar spinal stenosis often occurs at […]

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