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Achilles Tendon Ruptures: The Scourge of the Mid-Life Male Athlete

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Could new scanning techniques identify Achilles tendons at risk? Could certain supplements speed the strengthening of the tendon after repair? And can we make the phrase "his Achilles heel" obsolete?

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: An Ingenious Invention Is Getting Disabled People Back On Their Feet

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

The Faithful Shopper: Designer Dogs: Pamper Your Pooch

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn't deserve to be pampered? As man's - or women's - ...

Why the Floor Is Your Friend

Stacy Barrows | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

The floor, after all, is for foot traffic. It's hard... needs a good cleaning, and is much farther away from our derrières than the comfy sofa. The floor has a bad rep. But as a movement therapist, I have learned that the floor is my friend. Here are three reasons why:

My Patient. Your Patient, Our Patient: Making Medicine Better for Everyone

Patricia M. Chute, EdD | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia M. Chute, EdD

Too many patients complain about having doctors and other experts who fail to consult with each other or who provide contradictory directives. Medical and health professions schools can tackle the problem by fostering the professional cooperation and coordination that all patients deserve.

Parkinson's Patients Turn To An Unlikely Source of Relief

HuffPost France | Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Parkinson’s disease takes a heavy toll on those who suffer from it. The disease includes symptoms like tremors, a body that doesn’t want to keep g...

From the Other Side; an Honest Review from Employees

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Robin Cassady

Whether we wake up in the mornings loving what we do or not, it is important to remember the people we come in contact with during our day-to-day activities are trying to make a living for themselves and their families as well.

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

Sarah Klein

How To Bounce Back From A Sports Injury

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether it's an ankle sprain, an aching back, surgery or a broken bone, chances are if you're physically active, you've also been sidelined by an inju...

Empathy Motivates Physical Therapists to Follow Their Call to Care

Stacy Barrows | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

photo courtesy of Rosalie O'Connor Copyright 2005, used with permission from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America "If You Find it in Your Heart t...

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt for Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The injury often occurs when runners bump up their mileage too quickly, introduce speed sessions or sprints, or suffer a fall that directly injures the piriformis muscle. This is an injury that can sideline runners for weeks or months at a time.

How to Reduce Knee Pain Without Surgery

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you have a minor injury that's causing you pain, take action to help it heal and use your injury as a stimulus to train other parts of your body. There's plenty you can do to speed your recovery and return as a fitter, faster and stronger athlete.

Changing the Art Movement

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Around the world, artists come together and decide to work, create, and at times even live under the same roof. There are many reasons for this phenom...

Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

As a surgeon, I wouldn't want to work without a team of PTs. They have knowledge and skills that I don't have and together we're able to get a 360-degree picture of our patients and help them back to full strength.

This Paralyzed Pit Bull Brings A Message Of Perseverance To Patients

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.21.2014 | Good News

Therapy dogs are a wonderful part of the healing process for many patients, but Elsa, the paralyzed pit bull, is more than just furry comfort for the ...

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice

Rob Schware | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Phil Rolfe, a physical therapist in Boulder, Colorado, who works at a clinic where he sees primarily spine patients. Boulde...

Living Fully by John Howard and Bill Walton

Chris Waddell | Posted 02.08.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

The torture we heap upon our bodies in the name of youthful exuberance, becomes chronic debilitation far earlier than we want.

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy,...

When Is It Time To Seek Physical Therapy?

Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty

Many folks aren't keen to rush into surgery. A study published earlier this year found that physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury a...

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

Tennis Elbow Not Exclusive to the Tennis Enthusiast: How to Manage It and Preventative Strategies

Michael Zazzali | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

The competitive tennis player is at obvious overuse risk of stressing these tendons due to the nature of the sport involving gripping the racquet as well the impact of hitting the ball. However, many of my patients have never picked up a tennis racquet yet are diagnosed with this disorder.

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

Running With Scars

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

During the one year from diagnosis to surgery, I read almost every cancer survivor book I could get my hands on. My go-to of yoga was nixed. And if this physical therapist, who was helping me to stand up straight without crying, said I should start running, maybe he was on to something.