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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones” — bones that were once strong have become fragile.

This insidious disease is sometimes called “the silent thief” because there are no symptoms. Yet it works little by little over a period of decades to rob your bones of calcium—a mineral that keeps them strong. Older women are the main victims of osteoporosis, as they suffer nearly 1.5 million fractures to the hips, forearms, and vertebrae each year. Because bones become thin and brittle, recovering from these fractures can be a long and complex process, with possible life-threatening complications.

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Scoliosis

The American Physical Therapy Association is a national, professional organization representing nearly 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students throughout the United Stated.

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Vertigo

Abstract—The authors compared the efficacy of a self-applied modified Semont maneuver (MSM) with self-treatment with a modified Epley procedure (MEP) in 70 patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The response rate after 1 week, defined as absence of positional vertigo and torsional/upbeating nystagmus on positional testing, was 95% in the MEP group (n = 37) vs 58% in the MSM group (n = 33; p = 0.001). Treatment failure was related to incorrect performance of the maneuver in the MSM group, whereas treatment-related side effects did not differ significantly between the groups. NEUROLOGY 2004;63:150–152

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For the Young at Heart

People are living longer than ever before. Advances in medicine, nutritional awareness, and improved exercise habits have contributed to the rapid growth of the 65+ age group. By the year 2030, there will be more people over age 65 than under age 18!*

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Posture

The American Physical Therapy Association would like to share a secret with you. It can help you do more with less effort… breathe easier… feel great.

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Taking Care of Your Shoulder

The shoulder joint is capable of a wider and more varied range of motion than any other joint in the human body. This extraordinary flexibility has allowed human beings to do everything from pitch a baseball to paint the Sistine Chapel.

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Women

Women are unique in many ways. At the most fundamental level, women’s bodies are structured to give birth and supply early nutrition to the next generation. But whether or not a woman decides to have children, her reproductive system affects her body throughout her entire life.

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Tips from the Experts

Tips from the Experts

Hiking


The next several weeks are expected to be some of the most beautiful here in the north country as we transition into the Adirondack autumn season. Accompanying cool nights are crisp mornings giving way to clear days just perfect for a hike on some of the areas finest local trails. Whether you prefer the shorter and quicker day hike, or a weekend long trek there are a few hurdles you must contend with other than rocky trails, extensive root systems or even steep climbs.

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