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Sunday Morning’s: Boxing against Parkinson’s

November 8, 2015, 9:41 AM Nearly one million Americans are affected by Parkinson's disease, for which there is no cure. But there is a new program using professional boxing techniques to counterpunch the neurological disorder. Correspondent Lesley Stahl and her husband, Aaron Latham, who has Parkinson's, visit the Rock Steady Boxing program to see the promising results. Click here for the link.

Summer Holiday Advice

Ebola, Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Lyme disease, West Nile virus (WNV), and beyond, --terrorist. With all these out there, is it safe to travel this summer? The answer is yes, only if you are proactive. With proper planning and precautions, you can hit the roads and sky this summer. Before you move Check your destination first. The US passport and ...

Myofascial pain syndrome often leaves doctors baffled and patients untreated

By Amy Mathews Amos June 17, 2013 My symptoms started in January 2008, with deep pain in my bladder and the sense that I had to urinate constantly. I was given a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition with no known cure. But in the following months, pain spread to my thighs, knees, hips, buttocks, abdomen and back. By ...

Why Ice Delays Recovery

by Gabe Mirkin, MD           March 16, 2014 When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue. Coaches have used ...

Fight Parkinson’s: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

by Richard Knox                   February 02, 2015 5:02 AM ET Mike Quaglia was 42 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which gradually robs its victims of their ability to move normally. For the next seven years, his condition deteriorated despite medication. "I was at a point where I was either going to give up and let the Parkinson's take over, or I ...

Ask Well: What Are the Benefits of Tai Chi?

By Gretchen ReynoldsMarch 6, 2015 5:45 am   Tai Chi for Your Health In China, many people practice Tai Chi together in outdoor settings.             Tai chi chuan, a gentle form of martial arts combining deep, diaphragmatic breathing and flowing, dancelike poses, can be a remarkably potent workout for people of many ages. In various recent studies and reviews, tai chi has been found to ...

How Sitting Is Slowly Killing You and What You Can Do About It?

It’s funny how sometimes our own amazing advancement can develop a gradual demise. As we progress with technology and policy at a rate that no known species can parallel, we also contribute to negative health without intending to do so. Obesity was hardly a problem centuries ago, when overweight appearance was commonly associated with royalty and comfort. Now, thanks to ...

Kiwi Kushions

Most people spend almost 40 hours a week sitting down, making posture an essential part of everyone's health and wellness. In order to facilitate this process, Dave Wickenden has designed the KIWI Kushion, clinically designed to keep back's upright and pushed forward. The cushion thrust the pelvis forward, taking the pressure off the lower back and allowing the spine to ...

Our Philosophy on Manual Therapy

The Evolving Model of Manual Therapy Australian Manual Physiotherapy has evolved to consist of the physical examination and treatment of a large range of disorders, mainly of pain, of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This is now referred to as manual therapy. Manual therapy previously referred to as manipulative therapy is now used to denote a broader scope of practice, than that associated with ...

Does PT Work? An Analysis of our Patient Results

The purpose of Physical Therapy is to get patients out of pain and to rehabilitate injury. But how do we know whether patients are improving, or what programs work the best? We examined the results of patient data from the past 3 years, comparing patient's before and after physical therapy treatment. The results illustrate that Physical Therapy not only works ...