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Encouraging Your Patient to make a Healthy Lifestyle Change

In my last entry I addressed how the physical therapist might initiate conversation about weight loss with their patient. However a plan to see your patient make a successful healthy lifestyle change that would facilitate weight loss and improved health …

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Association Of Protective Stepping With Fall History

Falls in older adults represents an urgent and major global public health concern as they are the leading cause of injury-related mortality and morbidity among the ever growing number of American adults over 65 years of age and older [1]. …

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How to Address Obesity in the Patient with Osteoarthritis of the Weight Bearing Joints

Every orthopedic physical therapist is confronted with the obese patient who is 80-100 pounds overweight and has osteoarthritis of the knees. After performing hundreds of straight leg raises along with other strengthening exercises, along with nonweightbearing activities such as cycling, …

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Research Article Provides In-Depth Look at Fragile X Associated Disorders (FXD)

San Marcos, CA  – Monday, August 29, 2016 – The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) a leading graduate institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health sciences education through innovative classroom and distance education, is pleased to announce Cornelia C.E. Lieb-Lundell, contributing …

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Increasing and Activating Whole Body Muscle Mass Reduces Insulin Resistance

The significant increase in chronic diseases related to metabolic syndrome is exploding in our nation. The number of people in the US that have diabetes has increased over 3-fold since I began practicing physical therapy 29 years ago. That statistic …

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Lessons from The Biggest Loser…Holding on to the Lean Body Mass is Critical to Reduce the Suppression of the Resting Metabolic Rate

During the TV show The Biggest Loser, the 14 participants lost a ridiculous amount of weight (average weight loss – 128 pounds) over a 30 week period, which is approximately 4 pounds per week. When we convert this into calories, …

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When Should We Use Email in Recruiting?

Email in recruiting has a valuable place in your recruiting program; however, it is NEVER the centerpiece.  Email when used correctly will enhance your total recruiting program. So how can you use this email to enhance the recruiting program? Create …

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Data Management for Maximal Reimbursement and Cash Flow!

Data Management for Maximal Reimbursement and Cash Flow! Quantifying to the Bottom line How to obtain maximal reimbursement?  The solution is to have immediate access to accurate information, and business auditing capabilities that uncover mistakes in the process that create payment …

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Why Do We Gain Back the Weight We Worked so Hard to Lose? Lessons from the Biggest Loser.

You may have seen the headlines several weeks ago about 14 of the “Biggest Loser” contestants who were followed for 6 years and how they gained their weight back…well actually one did not gain back their weight. However 5 contestants …

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Does Weight Training Benefit Golfers?

The authors suggest that Heavy Resistance Training (HRT) with Ballistic movement patterns negatively impacts performance on the golf course. In the past 10+ years, many elite golfers have succumbed to the notion that increasing strength and muscle mass improves performance …

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