Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee affects about 37% of people over sixty in the United States. Joint pain in the knee can make everyday tasks harder, limiting physical function and increasing your risk for other problems. However, there are many simple ways to manage your symptoms and reduce pain to maintain your lifestyle. This article will […]

Parkinson’s Exercise Programs

Senior people exercising in health club

If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you are not alone. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, roughly one million people in the United States suffer from Parkinson’s, with that number expected to jump sharply in the next seven years. Exercise is one of the most important interventions for Parkinson’s patients; in this article, we’ll […]

How the Body Balances

There are several parts of the brain that determine how the body balances. In this image a woman receives assistance balancing on a log outdoors.

Explore the intricacies of the human body’s balance systems, common issues, and ways to ensure stability at every age.

A Senior’s Guide to Body Mechanics for Better Balance & Injury Prevention

As we age, balance issues and injuries can seem to occur out of the blue, even while doing familiar or seemingly simple tasks. Fortunately, these sorts of injuries are often preventable with a little extra attention to how we move. Body mechanics can play a major role in helping reduce pain, improving your balance, and […]

The Cognitive Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

Senior women laughing together outdoors after a workout

The relationship between exercise and brain function is a hot topic these days. Did you know that the kind of exercise you do can not only make you physically stronger but also mentally sharper? When we think about personalizing our exercise routines, we often consider physical benefits like losing weight or building muscle. But we […]

How To Do a Balance Test at Home (And When to Seek Help)

senior balance tests

As you age, it is common for your balance to change and become more unsteady. These changes typically happen very gradually over time. It’s essential to be aware of how your own balance system is doing and areas/circumstances where you may be less steady to help prevent future falls. Many diagnostic testing methods can be […]

Reactive Balance Training: A Guide to Strengthening Your Balance Reactions

reacting to tripping so you don't fall

Balance presents one of the biggest challenges in the daily life of many seniors today. Various life circumstances and conditions can influence balance, equilibrium, and fall risk as we age.   Techniques like Reactive Balance Training can help prevent predictable falls and train your body and brain for the daily challenges that may not be so easy to […]

How a Vibrating Parkinson’s Glove Could Change Future Treatment

parkinsons fingertip gloves

If you have been researching Parkinson’s treatments, you may have encountered the new experimental device called a ‘Parkinson’s Glove’. But what exactly is this treatment that has researchers hopeful for improved health outcomes for Parkinson’s patients? Could a high-tech glove complement, or even improve on current treatment methods like exercise and medication? In this article, […]

What You Need to Know About Neck Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Elderly with office syndrome or work-related musculoskeletal disorder

Neck pain is something many of us will deal with, especially as we get older. It’s more than just a stiff neck now and then; it’s a real problem for about 30% of us each year. In this article, we will closely examine the neck, learn why it can begin to hurt, and share some […]

The Importance of Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Walking stick, nurse and hands helping patient, support and therapy of disability, parkinson or art

Without proper guidance, Parkinson’s disease management can seem overwhelming. While PD causes various complex symptoms, a properly selected, individualized exercise program is the first step toward muting the effects of the disease. Parkinson’s Physical Therapy can encompass many treatment options that overlap or work together to help you meet your treatment goals. By carefully helping […]

Using Kinesio Tape for Pain Relief and Injury Prevention

Kinesiology therapeutic tape treating wrinkled back skin of pensioner

Whether swimmers, basketball players, or golfers, it’s common to see famous athletes with large strips of colorful athletic tape on various areas of their bodies. You may also wonder what this strange technique does and how it benefits them—or even how it might benefit you. Physical therapists often apply elastic therapeutic tape to aid an athlete’s […]

Everything You Need to Know About Balance

Senior man paddleboarding on lake in summer. Copy space

Do you often feel unsteady, as if you constantly need to grab onto something to keep from falling? If you do, you may be considered ‘balance-challenged,’ but you’re far from alone. Balance issues are widespread among older people in the United States. While a problem may seem to develop suddenly, balance is a complex task […]

The Benefits of Dance Exercise for Seniors

Senior People Dancing in Nursing Home

Dance has been around since the beginning of time, as a form of self-expression, storytelling, and celebration. But did you know it can also be a fun way to boost your overall health? Dance can be made to fit your abilities to challenge you physically and mentally. It’s also a fun movement practice that you […]

Hip Exercises for Seniors

Hip Exercises

If you suffer from hip pain, you are not alone. One study found that roughly fourteen percent of people over the age of sixty reported significant hip pain on most days, while more than eighteen percent of inactive seniors reported severe hip pain in the previous month. Hip pain can lead to difficulty with bending, […]