GERIATRICS: PHYSICAL THERAPY IN AGING

The United States population is rapidly aging. By 2030, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will more than double to 71 million older Americans, comprising roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In some states, fully a quarter of the population will be aged...

Trigger Point Dry Needling – Part Two

Physical therapists routinely evaluate individuals for painful “trigger points’ that can result in not only pain but, also limited movement and tolerance for activity.  If these areas of muscle hypersensitivity are not identified and then addressed...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by decreased bone density due to insufficient calcium and decreased osteoblast activity.  This condition results in porous bones that are more vulnerable to breaking; often it is asymptomatic until fractures begin to occur in...