Age Well, This New Year

Slowly but surely, we are all getting older; but just because we are aging doesn’t mean that we have to age poorly. As the inevitable process of aging occurs, physical therapy is a great tool that can be used to help people stay in shape, reduce likelihood of injury or disease, and sustain good health. Physical therapists are experts in movement and the right physical therapy programs can help patients reduce the amount of age-related health problems that occur in their lives.

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Backpack Safety Tips

When we hear the word “backpack”, we typically picture school-aged children walking to class. However, the truth of the matter is that people of all ages use backpacks every day, whether it be a child walking to school, a man about to venture out on a hike or a woman heading to the gym. So, whether you’re choosing a backpack for yourself or one for your child, there are a few facts that you should be aware of when it comes to backpack safety…

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Mary Ann Henker: After the Race

In 2001, Mary Ann Henker had a significant injury to her left leg. In addition to a broken tibia, badly sprained ankle, and a torn MCL, she also tore her ACL in her knee, which resulted in the need for ACL-replacement surgery. As to be expected, her leg has never been quite the same. However, she was able to recover to the extent where she could live a fairly active life…

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Hand Therapy Week 2016: June 6-12, 2016

Hand Therapy Week is an integrated national program established by the American Society of Hand Therapy. This week is aimed towards raising awareness of the hand therapy specialty among various audiences, including primary care providers, surgeons, referral sources, and the public. This June marks the second year that Tidewater Physical Therapy has celebrated National Hand Therapy Week in order to help bring awareness to the specialty of hand therapy…

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Getting a Handle on Osteoarthritis

Don’t you love those commercials on TV that show a person with arthritis pain taking an over-the-counter pain reliever and suddenly he or she is playing sports or hiking and happily free of pain? Don’t you wish it was that easy? One pain reliever and you’re cured? If you’re one of the millions of people struggling with osteoarthritis, you know that it doesn’t quite work that way…

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