Minnesota residents will find it easier to obtain services from a licensed PT under legislation signed into law April 17, which expands the time frame in which patients may visit PTs without a physician referral.
The rate of obesity in the United States has doubled in the last 30 years, and those extra pounds weigh on companies’ bottom lines, according to a new report from The Conference Board.
It may seem counterintuitive to exercise when suffering with joint pain, but physical activity is actually a natural pain reliever for most people suffering from arthritis, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care and Research journal.
A recent University of Iowa study reveals a biological link between pain and fatigue, and may help explain why more women than men are diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Researchers have discovered a link between unconfident teenagers and a lack of exercise. Results were revealed at the recent British Psychological Society Annual Conference.
The martial art of Tai Chi, which combines deep diaphragmatic breathing and relaxation with gentle movement, can improve Type 2 diabetes control, say researchers in Taiwan.
A lack of physical activity and fitness as a child can lead to an increased risk of heart disease according to research published in the open access journal Dynamic Medicine.
A specific type of yoga can help improve stability and balance in women over age 65, which could help to prevent falls, finds a preliminary study out of Temple University’s Gait Study Center.
The American Physical Therapy Association presented Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) with the 2008 APTA Public Service Award, recognizing his commitment to the profession of physical therapy.
A study involving several Major League Baseball pitchers indicates that the height of the pitcher’s mound can affect the athlete’s throwing arm motion, which may lead to potential injuries because of stress on the shoulder and elbow.