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Do You Have A Wristband Activity Tracker?

Lately I’ve noticed that more and more of my physical therapy patients are wearing activity tracker wristbands. Devices like Jawbone and FitBit. You may have seen them too… Or maybe you OWN one. Today I came across a journal article that examines the automated feedback provided by these devices and the behavior change techniques associated with …

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Exercise Helps Decrease Pain and Increase Function For People With Hip Arthritis

I’m always excited when research confirms something that I’ve seen first-hand in my physical therapy clinic. In this case – new research shows that an exercise program can help patients with hip osteoarthritis. The program (called the Tübingen exercise approach) resulted in a statistically significant decrease in pain and an improvement in physical function as …

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The Best Way For Overweight Adolescents to Lose Fat

New research shows that the best way for obese young adults to lose weight (and body fat) is to regularly participate in an exercise program that combines anaerobic (aka resistance training) with aerobic (aka cardio) exercise. The results also show that the exercise groups did better than the diet alone group. In my experience the …

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