PT and the Opioid Epidemic

The History Behind the Opioid Epidemic and the APTA’s Mission to Stop It: America is currently living through the deadliest drug epidemic in history. Data based on a government survey in 2018 found that 2.6 million people in the United States suffer from an opioid use disorder. The roots of today’s opioid epidemic stem back to 1980 when a doctor by the name of Hershel Jick and his assistant, Jane Porter, published a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, stating that the ris...
Posted on 2021-02-26

Exercise and COVID-19

Exercise and COVID-19
Return to Exercise after COVID-19 The symptom spectrum of COVID-19 is very broad, ranging from mild-moderate to severe symptoms that require supportive care. The majority fall into the mild-moderate category but COVID-19 can affect multiple systems in the body such as cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, musculoskeletal, and GI1. Many people have been affected by this virus either personally or have a close family/friend who have tested positive. In addition, due to lockdowns and quarantines many p...
Posted on 2021-01-18

Balance Systems

Balance Systems
The Balance Systems: Falls Leading Cause of Death and Disability  By: Karli Lynch  How Dangerous is the Problem? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of deaths relating to injuries. In fact, more than one third of adults aged 65 and older fall every year in the U.S. The CDC states that deaths due to falls have increased 30 of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, including bruises, hip fractures, and head trauma...
Posted on 2020-12-17


Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) By: Valerie Davi, SPT             Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, also commonly known as positional vertigo or even more simply as BPPV,  is a condition that affects and challenges the vestibular system. This condition affects primarily the inner ear (one part of our vestibular system) and results in multiple bouts of positional vertigo.1 This is a long name that may sound  int...
Posted on 2020-11-22

Green Exercise: Hiking and Health

Green Exercise: Hiking for Happiness & Health                 Green exercise, activity that takes place outdoors in natural environments, is growing in popularity. It is well known that physical activity has a plethora of health benefits for those who participate in exercise, although, more research is being conducted on the benefits and synergistic effects of engaging in movement outdoors! One of the most popular fo...
Posted on 2020-07-14
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