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Osteoporosis: Prevention & Natural Treatment Alternatives 

What Is Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, or “porous bone”, is a common bone disease characterized by low bone mass density (thickness of the bone), decreased bone strength, and a change (deterioration) in the bone structure and tissue, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture.  The normal bone structure becomes thinned out, brittle, and porous, lessening the ability of the bone to withstand

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Top Tips for Runners While Running in the High Heat

Written By: Adam Gresh, DPT, Clinical Director of SportsCare Mountain Lakes Running in the heat can be a dangerous task that can cause things like nausea, dizziness, muscle cramps, and sweating more than normal, which are symptoms of heat exhaustion. In this article, I offer some tips to combat heat exhaustion and safely prepare for

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Common Football Injuries & Prevention Tips

The NFL season has just started, and already in its 5th week, the season has become injury-ridden. Football is a rough contact sport, so it’s not too surprising to see players injured on the field. It’s also one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in the

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Physical Therapy for Knee Bursitis

What Is Knee Bursitis? Knee bursitis (also called pre-patellar or infrapatellar bursitis, and commonly called “housemaid’s knee, or clergyman’s knee) occurs when 1 or more of the many bursae (fluid-filled sacs) becomes damaged, irritated, or inflamed. Normally, a bursa acts as a cushion or friction-reducer between 2 body parts, such as between bone and skin,

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Tips & Benefits To Eating Right

In 2017, there is a bounty of diets, diet pills, and protein shakes on the market, that it makes it hard to see what is best when it comes to your nutritional plan.  Every single one of these items on the market is generalized to an idea of certain groups of people when nobody is

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Heat Stroke: Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Many of us are enjoying the warm weather for the month of July, however, the heat can become dangerous to your health, if you don’t take the proper precautions. Heat stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most

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How’s Your Posture? What To Look Out For & Improve

Bad Posture causing you problems? Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer, fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is up to our muscles and skeletal structure to keep our posture in proper

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Summer Safety Tips, Kids & Physical Therapy

Summer is almost here, which ideally puts the kids outside, being active and having fun. However, running around and playing can sometimes lead to injury if not careful. No one likes to see a child struggling, be it physically or mentally. Unfortunately, children can be born with disabilities, or attain injuries impeding or disabling their

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7 Steps to Summer Fitness Safely, from Experts

Summertime is arriving, which means a good percentage of us will be in bathing suits, on the deck, n the pool, or at the beach. At the current moment, a lot of us would also be self-conscience if we were to be in bathing suits at our current state. (I know I would.) However, SportsCare

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What to Know About Parkinson’s Disease & Physical Therapy

Parkinson’s Disease is unfortunately a common degenerative brain disorder, second to Alzheimer’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects more Men than woman, in all ethnic groups, averaging around the age of 60 to begin. Symptoms are often seen as stiffness and rigidity, tremors, and/or constant shaking, slowness with movement, and inconsistent balance. Due to the nature of these

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Going the Extra Mile On Your Balance: Exercises & Tips

As previously discussed on our blog on Balance, there are many people who have difficulty walking as they have gotten older. One common, coexisting factor is the presence of poor balance. For the geriatric population, this combination is extremely dangerous and can increase an individuals risk of falling and being hurt further. In which case, with difficulty

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