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How Physical Therapy Helps Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Many people with MD eventually lose the ability to walk and, sometimes, may need a respirator to breathe. Although living with MD can be challenging, studies have identified treatments, including physical therapy, that can improve the quality of life for many. How Does MD Affect the Body? Scientists have identified over ...


Why is Fall Prevention so Important?

Falls are the leading cause of death and injury for Americans aged 65 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports one of every four senior citizens falls each year, with over eight million of those falls resulting in severe injuries like a broken hip or head trauma. While a person of any age can fall and sustain an injury, older adults are at greater risk for ...


The Differences Between Physical Therapists and Personal Trainers?

An injury can come in the form of a bump, bruise, break, sprain, strain, or worse, but no matter what word you use to describe it, one you’d never choose is “fun.” All of us, from competitive athletes to weekend golfers, amateur gardeners to grandparents, have been bitten by the injury bug at some point in our lives. Fortunately, most minor injuries require little more than an ice pack and ...

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