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3 ways to ease back into exercise

During the winter, it’s easy to become a couch potato. The short, cold days and snow and ice keep many of us away from the gym for months. Now that summer is just around the corner, you may be ready to hit the treadmill or stationery bike again. Unfortunately, many people get injured when they’re


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“I’m so much stronger now”

When Wendy first saw Dr. James Coomber at Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, she’d given up on feeling like herself again. “An orthopedic surgeon told me that he couldn’t do anything for me, and I’d have to live with my pain,” says Wendy, 42, who suffers from a genetic condition that causes chronic muscle spasms


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10 ways to spring clean safely

Now that the weather is warming up, you might be tempted to break out the broom, reposition your furniture and freshen up your garden. But all that potentially back-breaking work can lead to injury. There are more than 10 million unintentional home injuries in the U.S. every year that result in visits to hospital emergency


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Top 7 ways to protect your joints

You might take your joints for granted, but it’s important to avoid overstressing them. Over time, that can lead to osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. With this condition, the cartilage that covers the bones in a joint thins and, in some cases, wears away entirely. That can lead to pain and swelling and


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Stay strong as you age

You’ve probably heard people tend to lose bone mass as they age, but did you know they lose muscle too? Starting in your 30s, you begin to lose muscle mass and function, a condition called sarcopenia. If you don’t stay active, you can lose as much as 3 to 5 percent of your muscle mass


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The key to strong abs

You may have heard that it’s important to strengthen your core. But do you know why—or how? Here are answers to questions you may have:  What is your core? The core refers to muscles in your abdomen and lower back. You might not realize it, but these muscles are involved in many everyday activities—bending over


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The three top causes of back pain

Back pain is one of the most common problems physical therapists treat. At any given time, about 25 percent of Americans report having low back pain. In most cases, the discomfort is mild and goes away on its own. But for some people, it can become chronic and affect your quality of life. Several conditions


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The secret to living longer and better

You may turn to exercise when you want to lose weight or boost your energy, but did you know it may actually extend your life? People who are active for about seven hours a week have a 40 percent lower risk of dying early compared to those who are active for less than 30 minutes


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