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Archive | November, 2015

Exercise Balance to Prevent Falls

Just as a reduction in resistance training can make us weaker and fewer miles on the treadmill can reduce our cardiovascular fitness levels, maintaining good balance as you age requires a continued effort, says physical therapist Nancy Causton, PT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro. “Generally speaking, a person’s risk of falling increases when they […]

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Problems After Pregnancy

Many women after pregnancy deal with an impairment known as diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) where the vertical midline (linea alba) of the abdominal muscles separates excessively during pregnancy and doesn’t return to a normal range afterward. This can happen for reasons other than pregnancy in both men and women, but pregnancy is the most common […]

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