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KNEE ARTHRITIS: RISK FACTORS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

11/30/16 1:59 PM

In the physical therapy world, a large percentage of our patients suffer from some form of arthritis.  In the United States, knee osteoarthritis (OA) affects over 30% of individuals over the age of 60.  Knee OA can cause pain, inflammation, swelling, decreased motion in the knee, difficulty walking, and may eventually require surgery such as a total knee replacement.

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Written by Austin Hagel, PT.

Austin Hagel, PT is a contributing author. He currently resides in South Carolina where he is a practicing physical therapist.

Topics: knees, arthritis

THE SANTA CLAUSE WORKOUT CHALLENGE

11/30/16 12:01 PM

Have you heard of the Santa Clause Workout Challenge? Julie Dmochowski, PT demonstrates in this week's video blog.

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Written by Julie Berube, PT.

Julie is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our DeWitt location.

Topics: fun, holiday, christmas, workout challenge

BALANCING CALORIES AND ACTIVITY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS

11/17/16 1:14 PM

The holidays revolve around spending time with friends and family creating new memories and partaking in timeless traditions. Much of the holiday season involves time spent sharing a meal together. With all of the parties, get-togethers, and time socializing around the table, it is easy to get carried away while indulging in appetizers, home-cooked meals, and treats native to the season. Below is a list of creative ways to get up and start moving to burn off those extra holiday calories! (Calories burned based on a 150-pound, 65 year old female):

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Written by Julie Berube, PT.

Julie is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our DeWitt location.

Topics: tips

PROTECT AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S WITH NUTRITION: HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK

11/9/16 11:49 AM

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental decline affecting one’s memory and other cognitive functions.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2016) there are over 5 million cases in the US each year and Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading Cause of death in the US.  

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

MAKING IT THROUGH A CNY WINTER SAFELY!

11/7/16 11:23 AM

In the home...

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Written by Mary Smith.

Mary Smith, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Baldwinsville office. She specializes in (and enjoys) treating injured runners to get them back to their craft, or simply reaching their best.

Topics: tips, SAFETY, injury, fall prevention