Walking Speed as a Vital Sign

Body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate are the four standard vital signs that are often medically assessed any time someone presents with an emergency. Pain is occasionally considered a vital sign, but pain is very subjective. The brain also can override an incoming danger signal if needed. This is how it is…
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Lessons from Flag Football in Moderation and Progressive Exercise

Every now and then, I give myself a good reminder of some of the key principles of physical therapy. Gradually progressive exercises with progressive loading of muscles, joints, tendons, and bones is important to a safe and effective aerobic or strengthening program. During and after playing three continuous games of flag football, I was reminded…
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Why You Need an Exercise Partner

  Most people know that they should exercise for a variety health benefits. Exercise has been shown to have positive benefits in preventing and improving numerous health conditions, not limited to cardiovascular disease, cognitive function, diabetes, and cancer. Inactivity is just like any other bad habit. It can be hard to break the cycle, to…
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