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No matter your age, neck pain can be a nuisance

There’s a good reason that we often call things that bother us a “pain in the neck.” Neck pain is one of the most common health problems in the world, and it’s second only to back pain in terms of painful muscle and bone disorders. Statistics vary on just how prevalent neck pain is, but […]

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Older adults with depression benefit significantly from exercise

Although research has been performed on the topic, several questions remain Depression is common in older adults, with statistics showing that up to 9.3% of this population is affected by it. Dealing with depression later in life is often a significant burden, as it tends to result in increased health care costs, impairments in physical […]

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If stress is weighing you down, exercise may be the answer

Stress is everywhere in today’s world The world we live in today can seem like a breeding ground for stress. As a result, stress is an unavoidable part of life for a significant portion of the population. Recent statistics suggest that 70% of Americans experience some form of stress or anxiety every day, and most […]

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More than 1/3 of older adults with frailty are also depressed

Difficult to evaluate this connection with the evidence available Statistics suggest that about 10-20% of adults over the age of 65 are depressed. The number of older adults that are frail—which essentially means being weak and having a higher chance of getting injured—is also estimated to be similar. Both depression and frailty are associated with […]

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Exercise found to decrease anxiety and other stress-related disorders

Updated analysis needed in light of new studies and flaws in prior research Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobias. Together with stress-related issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), these conditions have all been found to have negative impact on patients’ lives, such as […]

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Older adults with knee arthritis benefit from a home-exercise program

Better treatments are needed to target this at-risk population Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition in which cartilage that normally protects the ends of bones in the knee joint gradually wears away over time, which leads to pain and disability. It is particularly common in older individuals and makes it challenging for them to perform […]

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Low back pain patients who see PT first spend less

Patients with low back pain who see a physical therapist first spend less on care and have a lower risk of being prescribed opioids Low back pain (LBP) is the most common painful condition in the U.S. Recent statistics have shown that about 25% of the population has reported being affected by LBP for at […]

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Review shows exercise therapy one of the best shoulder treatments

Comprehensive study needed to pull together all research on the topic Complaints related to shoulder pain are the third-most common after those of the back and neck. About 29 out of every 1,000 individuals will have an issue with shoulder pain each year, and it has the highest incidence in women and people between the […]

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