September 2013 - Orthopaedics Plus

National Physical Therapy Month

NPTM2013_Swimming_590x222October is National Physical Therapy Month!
National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is an annual commemoration held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). NPTM is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. (more…)

Don’t Let Your Muscles Go Hungry

Sports-Injury-629x421Studies show that muscle loss caused by poor eating habits contributes to an increase in injury. As an athlete loses muscle, they become weaker and cannot perform at their best level. Muscle loss happens unevenly throughout the body that contributes to muscular imbalances and athletes don’t usually realize until it’s too late. If one muscle is weaker than the others, the stronger muscles help deliver power to the body in times of endurance. Therefore, the weaker muscles are unable to become stronger, leading to growing disparities that put athlete’s bodies at high risk for injury. (more…)

Exercise Has No Age Limit

0035For seniors, being physically active aids in improving the health of those who suffer from disease and disabilities, and it can also curb many illnesses. According to the American Senior Fitness Association, 60 percent of seniors are not active. While seniors may not be able to exercise as vigorously as they did when they were younger, there are still many ways for seniors to work their muscles, raise their heart rate, and boost their metabolism.