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What is a Stroke? Symptoms, Causes, and Response

In honor of American Stroke Awareness Month, welcome to our four-part series on stroke. Each blog we publish the month of May will be dedicated to educating people about stroke, building awareness, and introducing treatment, rehab, and recovery options.
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3 Ways to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.” Why are these numbers so low, when there is ample evidence that regular exercise can be […]
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Did You Miss Our Last Webinar? How Anti-Gravity Technology Can Help Anyone

If there is one belief that we are deeply committed to, it is the ability of anti-gravity technology to change lives. We’ve seen the impact it can make on people young and old, physically fit or suffering from a debilitating injury. Professional athletes. Stroke survivors. People approaching middle age.
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How Unweighting Can Help Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

The ways we develop osteoarthritis of the knee are many. There’s the sports we play, the jobs we hold. For most of us, though, knee osteoarthritis develops as we age. Who knew that knee cartilage had an expiration date? Osteoarthritis is typically characterized by chronic pain, swelling, and stiffness. And it can limit our range […]
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A Femur Fracture Rehab Case Study

If it sounds terrible, that’s because it is: according to the American Physical Therapy Association, a femur fracture is the “break, crack, or crush injury of the thigh bone.” Recovery time for this painful injury can range from anywhere to four to six months. Though there are many causes for femur fracture, including contact sports […]
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Have a Fibula Stress Fracture? Take a Load Off!

It can start as tolerable pain that only comes after physical activity. Over time, the pain increases, invades your exercise routine, and may even reach a point where walking is painful, the injury site sore to touch. Ahhh, the fibula stress fracture—that creeping stress injury that runners especially know and “love.”
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Unloading to Treat the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

There’s no question that exercise has a positive impact on patients living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It’s been shown to slow the progress of tremors, improve balance and mobility, and allow for the continuation of daily activities. Beyond PD-specific symptom management, though, lies the significant impact exercise can have on the more intangible—but very real—aspects […]
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How Nutrition Affects Everyday Life

  It’s the beginning of a new year, and everyone is talking about healthy resolutions. We see it in blog posts, Instagram stories, lengthy Facebook rants—this is the year I’m going to eat better. And what a fine resolution to make! The merits of making resolutions (or the decision to publicize them on social media!) […]
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How to Get Heart Healthy (and Stay That Way)

The statistics are in, and they’re staggering: according to the American College of Cardiology, heart disease causes one out of every three deaths in the United States. That’s approximately 800,000 lives claimed by coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure every year. It’s also a sobering reminder that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is something that every […]
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Don’t Let Your New Year’s Resolutions Harm You

If you read our post on four common New Year’s resolutions (and some tips for achieving them), you know that the struggle is real. Waking up on the first day of 2018 and swearing to eat better, exercise more, and lose weight? Easy-peasy. Making these things a reality— and sustaining your New Year’s resolutions throughout […]
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