Physical Therapy Helps Teenager Return to School and Life
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At the age of 12, Elizabeth did not think much of her frequent fainting spells. Despite experiencing them several times a day, she believed these moments, when she also lost vision and hearing, were related to getting up too fast. But when the seventh grader fainted during a trail run, she and her family knew it was time to figure out what was going on. Despite numerous blood tests, MRIs, CAT scans, and visits with cardiologists and neurologists, no one was able to reach a de
Avoid Chronic Disease With Regular Physical Activity
Most Americans don’t move enough despite proven benefits, such as reduced risk of cancer and chronic diseases, and improved bone health, cognitive function, weight control, and overall quality of life. The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, reports that approximately 80% of US adults and adolescents are insufficiently active. As a result, many Americans currently have or are likely to experience chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabete
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