Category Archives: Fitness, Health & Wellness


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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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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VR and Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial, computer-generated environment which is experienced through visual, auditory, and sometimes haptic stimuli, wherein your decisions, actions, and movements determine what happens and how you progress through the environment. Through the use of various technological devices, the user sees from the 1st person point of view and has the ability


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Aerobic Exercise as a Treatment for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Although there are many forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s dementia is probably one of the most well-known by the general population. Alzheimer’s dementia is characterized by changes in the brain that lead to cognitive decline, including memory loss, speech difficulty, mood and personality changes, and difficulties with functional mobility. Alzheimer’s dementia occurs most often in the


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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is chronic inflammatory condition that most commonly affects the joints and tendons. RA can also affect the lungs, heart, blood vessels, blood, kidneys, eyes and liver but this is less common. RA is an autoimmune disease but It is currently unknown why certain individuals attain the disease and exhibit the symptoms. Current


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Heat vs. Ice

Benefits of Heat vs. Ice   Patients often ask which modality is better for their condition – heat or ice.  It is important to understand the benefits of each to know why one may be better than the other for specific conditions.  Your physical therapy sessions may include one or both of these treatments depending


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Buddha’s Triangle

What is the Buddha’s Triangle? It is a combination of 3 points around the palmar side of the wrist to treat anxiety and depression. When needled, the points Lung 9, Pericardium 6, and Heart 7 create a triangle, hence the name Buddha’s triangle. These points have a strong calming affect to reduce anxiety and increase


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High Jump

Core Strengthening: An Overview

I am often asked by patients, “What are the best core strengthening exercises?” While it might seem like a simple enough question, the answer is actually quite layered. First, one must understand what exactly “the core” is. Then, one must consider if the goal is to address a medical condition, because different exercises are used


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