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Disuse Atrophy after Knee replacement

TKR/Total knee replacement is one of the most commonly performed surgeries amongst patients with arthritis , where the weight bearing portions of the knee joint along with the damaged cartilage are replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis) made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. What is Atrophy? Atrophy i.e. wasting and weakening of the


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The Need To Move

Have you ever heard the saying, “sitting is the new smoking?” Current studies are showing that a sedentary lifestyle, depending on how sedentary it is, can be as bad, if not worse for your health than smoking. The health risk related to an inactive lifestyle are: Obesity Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Stroke Type 2


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WHAT IS VERTIGO AND HOW IS IT TREATED?

Vertigo is the sensation that you or your environment is moving or spinning. Other symptoms of vertigo can include dizziness, nausea, loss of balance, ringing in the ears, headaches, or nystagmus (abnormal eye movements). CAUSES OF VERTIGO One of the most common causes of vertigo is BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). BPPV is a problem


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Avoiding slips, trips, and falls

By Anthony Lo According to the CDC, each year millions of older adults (classified as 65+) fall. Further studies have shown that 1 in 4 older adults fall however less than half will report this to their doctor. Furthermore, the CDC adds that nearly 1 million Americans are injured annually as a result of falling


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Better Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture Initiates Cartilage Healing in Knee Arthritis By Dr. Andrew Godenick ND L.Ac You know the drill – wake up every day, desperately shaking off the sleepy brain fog, all the while pushing through stiff, achey joints.  While morning brain fog is a topic for another day, joint stiffness in the morning, aka “rusty gate


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Power of Planking

One of the most common body parts for which patients seek out physical therapy is the spine, and particularly the lumbar spine, or lower back. Lower back issues range from muscle strain to disc disorder to stenosis (that is, narrowing of the openings for nerve roots in the spine), among others. However, a question I


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The Complexity of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons why the general population seek physical therapy. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of MRI’s, spinal injections and various medications in order to provide patients with a pathoanatomocal explanation as to why they are feeling their pain and to


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Better Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture Quells Inflammation & Cytokine Storm By Dr. Andrew Godenick ND L.Ac Neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School successfully used acupuncture to tame systemic inflammation in mice. The “cytokine storm” (aka sepsis or blood infection) is medical speak for your immune system running amok. This phenomena has been long known to physicians as the hallmark of


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Acupuncture For Patients With Mild Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This is a review of a randomized controlled trial that evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture for patients with mild hypertension conducted in China. By Hitomi Asano L.Ac Hypertension is one of the most prevalent risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Nearly half of the adults in the United States (108 million people) have hypertension;


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