Sunday, September 21, 2014
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High Blood Pressure – What is Considered Normal?

High-Blood-Pressure

Recently, the National Institutes of Health revised their guidelines for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure. This is the first time the Institutes modified normal readings since 1997. The modifications included a new “normal” when assessing blood pressure. The change in the definition of normal blood pressure impacted nearly 45 million Americans. What was categorized as normal to high-normal blood pressure is now categorized as prehypertension. This new category reveals a systolic pressure… Read More »

Aquatic Therapy –Who Is It Ideal For and What Benefits Are Gained?

Aquatic-Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a specialized program combining physical and occupational therapy. For years, therapists and specialists have seen positive results when implementing water modality to specific patient populations. Water is considered one of the best environments for gaining and regaining full function following an injury. Water therapy works to improve motion and allow flexibility in a controlled environment. An aquatic therapy program may consist of supervised exercises conducted in a warm swimming pool (typically 94… Read More »

Foot Problems from Flip Flops

Flip Flops

They come in every color of the rainbow and are the footwear of choice when vacationing at the beach, but these fun and fashionable shoes may be harmful to the health of your foot. According to the National Foot Health Assessment, nearly 80% of people age 21 and older have experienced at least one foot problem in their life and medical experts agree that the primary culprit is flip flops. Ankle Problems Flip flops do… Read More »

Osteoporosis: Are You At Risk?

Osteoporosis

The most common of all bone diseases is osteoporosis. The condition increases the risk for bone breakage and affects nearly 200 million women worldwide. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation osteoporosis affects one-tenth of women over the age of 60.[i] While more common in women, the disease is not sexist. It may occur in both men and women, especially if the individual is at risk for the disease. Uncontrollable Risk Factors Uncontrollable risk factors are… Read More »