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Question of the Week: Why is exercise good for patients with arthritis?

Research shows that some form of regular exercise is beneficial for people with arthritis, whether in the form of cardiovascular or strength training or both.1,2,3  These benefits include overall pain reduction, improved self-efficacy (a belief in being able to achieve … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: I had knee surgery, shouldn’t I be doing leg extensions to strengthen my quad?

“Ask a PT” will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Single Leg Squat

This is a great exercise for anyone who runs, skis, or participates in any sport that involves running, jumping, or sustaining a squatting position. It is a good way to train and develop strength in the hips in order to … Continue reading

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