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Back pain in school-aged children is an increasingly common occurrence, and the prevalence of low back pain increases once children reach school age. As a result, it’s becoming more common for children and adolescents to seek medical care because of back pain.
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According to studies, young athletes who specialize in an "individual" sport from an early age—particularly gymnastics, tennis, and dance—are at higher risk for overuse injuries than those in team sports. On the other hand, acute traumatic injuries are more common in team sports such as football, cheerleading and soccer.
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Whether you’re sitting still or moving around, good posture makes you less prone to injury and helps you avoid neck, shoulder, and back pain.
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The goal of physical therapy is to decrease pain and help you return to your daily activities. Additionally, physical therapists can help individuals by developing specialized fitness programs that encourage active, healthy lifestyles.
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Modern physical therapy came about in response to the many battlefield injuries suffered in World War I. But historical records show that Hector and Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine", used hydrotherapy and massage to treat patients as far back as 460 BC.
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It’s important to work with a physical therapist for optimal recovery from injury. Taking a do-it-yourself approach to care can lead to prolonged and unnecessary pain and discomfort.
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Pregnancy and childbirth produce changes to a woman's physique and body mechanics. Many women use physical therapy to manage symptoms like back pain and to prepare for or recover from childbirth.
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According to a recent study, a well-designed physical therapy program can relieve lower back pain associated with lumbar stenosis as well surgery in some cases.
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By improving your range of motion and training your body to rely more on your muscles and less on your joints, physical therapy can make it easier for the knee to function and help relieve arthritis pain.
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According to the latest research, pre-season training programs to improve arm flexibility and strength can help young baseball pitchers reduce the risk of certain injuries.
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