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What To Know About Outer Thigh Pain

There are many possible causes of outer thigh pain, which can range in severity from a mild, dull ache to intense pain. The treatment options will depend on the cause, but they might include pain medications and physical therapy.
Apr 9th, 2021

What Is Dynamic Stretching And How To Do It

Dynamic stretches are movements performed at a slower pace than most workouts. People tend to do dynamic stretches to warm up their muscles and prepare for exercise.
Feb 21st, 2021

Tapping The Brain To Boost Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients' own brains.
Feb 21st, 2021

Older and Getting Surgery? Get Fit Beforehand

Strength training before a scheduled operation ("prehabilitation") helps counteract muscle wasting during bed rest after a procedure. But it needs to be a long-term, targeted exercise program to be effective, according to the new report.
Jan 8th, 2021

9 Meniscus Tear Exercises

Strenuous exercise can tear the meniscus, a layer of cartilage in the knee — and certain gentle exercises may help with recovery.
Jan 8th, 2021

Researchers Cook Up `recipes` For Stem Cell Programming

Transcription factors (proteins that control gene expression) can be used in simple "recipes" to easily convert stem cells into hundreds of different cells and tissues, according to a new study published in Nature Biotechnology on November 30.
Jan 8th, 2021

Try This: McKenzie Exercises for Back Pain

If you have back pain, it’s best to follow up with your healthcare provider to determine what’s causing it. This can help you find the safest, most effective treatment option.
Nov 20th, 2020

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a therapeutic procedure used to relieve pain, improve joint range of motion, and address neuromuscular conditions, such as nerve issues that cause muscular pain and weakness.
Aug 20th, 2020

Covid-19: The Long Road To Recovery

Researchers have identified a pattern of longer-term symptoms likely to be experienced by people who were hospitalized with the COVID-19 infection.
Aug 20th, 2020

Stem Cell Osteoarthritis Studies Advance

A Canadian doctor is recruiting patients for a "first of its kind" stem cell research project for osteoarthritis. The Phase II study could further advance the use of regenerative medicine in treating osteoarthritis,...
Aug 20th, 2020

An Overview of Physical Therapy Exercises

If you have been referred to physical therapy after an injury or an illness, then you may have questions about what will happen. Most people visit a physical therapist because they are experiencing pain or difficulty with normal functional mobility.
Jul 10th, 2020

Early, Intense Rehabilitation for Stroke Recovery

Through early intervention and mobilizing patients sooner, we can help prevent the secondary complications of bed rest and immobility — and also help plan holistically which functional improvements to look for and what level of care would be best suited...
Jul 10th, 2020

8 Ways to Get Your Memory Back After Stroke

Memory loss is a common symptom of stroke, but there are things you can do to help get your memory back. Just like exercising your muscles can help improve mobility after a stroke, giving your brain a workout is a significant part of recovery.
Jul 10th, 2020

Physical Therapy for Femoroacetabular Impingement

Physical therapy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) involves improving hip range of motion (ROM) and strength, decreasing pain, and improving overall functional mobility. If you have FAI, your physical therapist can guide you in the correct rehab...
Jul 10th, 2020

5 Exercises To Improve Hand Mobility

If you find daily tasks difficult to do because you suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in your hands, the right exercises can help get you back in motion.
Jun 1st, 2020

Virtual Games Help People Stand And Walk In Rehab

Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found
Jun 1st, 2020

Strong Change Of Course For Muscle Research

Scientists have discovered a new subtype of muscle stem cells. These cells have the ability to build and regenerate new muscles, making them interesting targets for the development of gene therapies.
Feb 7th, 2020

Physical Therapy for Biceps Tendonitis

If you have pain in your upper arm or shoulder, you may have irritated your biceps tendon, a condition known as biceps tendonitis. The pain may limit your shoulder motion and make performing normal work and recreational tasks difficult or impossible.
Oct 31st, 2019

Physical Therapy for a Pectoralis Major Tear

If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover. You may experience pain, limited shoulder motion, and difficulty using your arm normally.
Oct 31st, 2019

Exercise Guidelines For Cancer Survivors

For the rising number of cancer survivors worldwide, there's growing evidence that exercise is an important part of recovery. But how much, and what type of exercise, is needed?.
Oct 31st, 2019

Animal-assisted Therapy Aids In Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

Every year, approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury are reported in the United States. Recovering from an SCI can take a huge mental, emotional and physical toll on patients, but animal-assisted therapy may play an integral role in easing...
Oct 31st, 2019

What Are Pain Management and Regenerative Medical Treatments?

If you live with chronic pain and don’t want to get addicted to painkillers, you may be wondering what pain management and regenerative medicine treatments are.Chronic pain can significantly hamper your lifestyle making it almost impossible to remain...
Apr 11th, 2019

Virtual Reality Could Improve Your Balance, Study Finds

Virtual Reality technology could become an efficient tool for older people with balance problems or for rehabilitation following injuries or illness that affect balance and movement. In a new study, researchers have studied how the human balance system...
Apr 11th, 2019

What To Know About Mcl Tears

MCL injuries often happen during contact sports. Direct contact to the outside of the knee during a collision can push the knee sideways. This puts a lot of pressure on the MCL, which can tear. Contracting the muscle while running and turning can also...
Apr 11th, 2019

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a fairly new area of medicine that focuses on repairing diseased or damaged tissue by creating new, healthier living tissue through the stimulation of your body’s own natural healing power.
Feb 20th, 2019