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Exercise and the Brain

Exercise effects two main areas of the brain. One, the prefrontal cortex and two, the hippocampus. The prefrontal cortex is the area behind your forehead that allows you to critically think, focus, make decisions and forms your personality. The hippocampus is responsible for processing and retaining long term memory. Dr. Wendy Suzuki proposes that “Exercise


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Balance Training with Video Games

Most people know that physical therapy is often used to treat conditions that cause pain in just about all areas of the body. It is prescribed as a treatment following an injury in order to restore normal function. However, another major condition for which physical therapy is used is balance training. There are a myriad


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Repair of the Rotator Cuff

The shoulder, or glenohumeral joint, is a ball-in-socket joint where the glenoid of the scapula joins with the head of the humerus. The motion is controlled mainly by the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of 4 separated muscles that each provides a slightly different function. The muscles are as follows: Supraspinatus- abduction


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Kinesiophobia and Pain

Kinesiophobia is defined as the fear of movement. Kinesiophobia is experienced by many patients with pain causing them to believe that moving will cause harm. Though lack of movement serves as a protective function when the body experiences pain, it can often be detrimental to quality of life and function. People who experience kinesiophobia often


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Osteoporosis

By age 65, about half of the women in the United States will have either osteopenia or osteoporosis. Today, the increasing aging population in the United States has brought the issue of bone loss into greater focus. As we grow older, the loss of bone density is a natural aging occurrence. The issue becomes a


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Motor development

Motor development is the step by step progression in mobility of a human being. It is not the same for everybody but generally, there is a timeline in which one is expected to exhibit a progression. In some cases, if the expected motor development is not attained at a given timeline, it may be considered


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Chiropractic & Headaches

Chiropractic treatment for headaches is very common in the U.S. Headaches are a leading cause of work place absenteeism and loss of work place productivity in modern industrialized western societies. Sitting behind the computer terminal 8 hours a day is a major contributing cause of excess muscle tension and adaptive muscle shortening between the shoulder


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CONCENTRIC VS. ECCENTRIC TRAINING: POST-OPERATIVE HIP/KNEE REPLACEMENT REHAB

Following a traumatic surgery such as a total hip replacement or total knee replacement, there is always inevitably a loss of muscle mass (known as atrophy) and overall muscle strength. This often presents functionally as difficulty with lifting a leg, standing up from a seated position, maintaining a standing position, walking, and going up and


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Traditional oriental Medicine and Infertility

Patients often visit acupuncture clinic or Chinese herbalist clinic to seek help with infertility issues. Majority of the patients make the decision based on infertility specialists’ recommendation and some internet studies they read. However, information online are too commercialized to promote businesses and medical doctors have very little knowledge about acupuncture to explain anything to


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