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  • Use Posture During Pregnancy To Maintain Wellness

    Use Posture During Pregnancy To Maintain Wellness

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Pregnancy can create many musculoskeletal challenges and progressive biomechanical demands in a woman’s body. As the body adapts to its growing baby, a gradual postural shift often occurs, moving the center of gravity forward. This new alignment can lead to an accentuated lower back curve and a forward tilting of the pelvis.As a result of these normal gestational loads ...

  • Physical Therapists Loosen Grip On Headache Pain

    Physical Therapists Loosen Grip On Headache Pain

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Headaches are a common problem, often seemingly benign and unpredictable. However, many times these pains can be solved by simple treatment from a physical therapist.Many headaches can be caused by neck pain and issues, which are known as cervicogenic headaches. A recent study found evidence showing that more than half of all headaches diagnosed as untreatable ...

  • HSS Keeps Athletes On The Move With Ankle Sprain Therapy

    HSS Keeps Athletes On The Move With Ankle Sprain Therapy

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- For even the most casual athlete, sprained ankles are a fact of life. But can these common injuries cause larger problems in our legs? According to the joint experts at Hospital for Special Surgery, ignoring more serious tweaks can have lasting mobility effects."Many of us have ‘rolled’ our ankles, causing what’s effectively known as an acute ankle sprain," ...

  • Looking To Age Without Slowing Down? Hit The (Yoga) Mat, Says HSS

    Looking To Age Without Slowing Down? Hit The (Yoga) Mat, Says HSS

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Imagine enjoying increased flexibility, improved respiratory function and experiencing a generally healthier sense of well-being as you age. According to emerging evidence, finding this fountain of youth is possible for everyone through a little instruction, dedication and a willingness to work up a sweat.According to Katrin Ramsey, a certified lymphedema therapist at ...

  • Does Running Increase Your Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis?

    Does Running Increase Your Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis?

    PARAMUS, NJ. -- One of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the United States, running totaled over 64 million participants last year alone. In the last three years, the number of master runners, or those over the age of 40, has grown to represent the largest age group of all half-marathon and marathon participants.Although running has been shown to reduce the risk of disease, ...

  • Suffering From Neck And Lower Back Pain? Staying Active Is Key Says HSS

    Suffering From Neck And Lower Back Pain? Staying Active Is Key Says HSS

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Currently the fifth most common reason for a doctor's visit, lower back pain affects a quarter of the U.S. population. Neck pain can be just as prevalent; between 30-50 percent of adults have experienced some form of discomfort in the last year. When this pain strikes, what's one to do? It turns out, lying down and waiting for pain to pass isn't always the best option. ...