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Living with scoliosis has more than its fair share of twists and bumps

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can be detected and treated in childhood but is often missed for lack of screening.<p>Ten-year-old …

Physiotherapy

Massage Therapy for Panic Disorder

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are unconventional types of products and practices that are being used to treat a variety of medical …

Massage Therapy

Don't do this to your back

One of the most common sources of pain as we get older is the back. Medical experts often say that eight out of every 10 people will have some …

A Physical Therapist Reveals The Truth About How Bad It Is To Crack Your Back

Ad failed to load<p>There usually comes a point in the day when it's time for a big, juicy stretch, and along with it, a nice snap, crackle, and pop of …

The doctor who really feels his patients' pain

<b>For Dr Joel Salinas, music creates colours, numbers have personalities and another person's pain feels almost like his own. He thought that was how everyone experienced the world - until he went to medical school.</b><p>Joel Salinas rushes in to the hospital bathroom and throws up until he's dry heaving. …

Some People Are Taking Topamax For Weight Loss—But Is That Really A Good Idea?

It's got some pretty serious side effects.<p>If there's a way to safely drop lbs while relaxing on the couch and watching <i>Real Housewives</i>, that’s definitely something we want to know about.<p>Welp, some people say Topamax is that magic weight-loss bullet the world has been waiting for.<p>The drug was …

Weight Loss

10 Foods This Nutritionist Eats to Fight Inflammation

When it comes to inflammation, the foods you eat can fight or trigger a response.<p>When your body heats up, or gets red or swollen, that’s inflammation …

Kids expected to drive VR demand as parents try to moderate health risks

A solid majority of parents expect that virtual reality will help educate children but believe the technology also poses health risks, a new report from Common Sense Media said today. The nonprofit media research group’s Virtual Reality 101 study is cautiously optimistic about the increasingly …

Suit that gives you electric shocks makes VR more realistic

Oomph! I’ve just been shot in the back and I can feel the impact reverberating across my shoulders. Luckily for me and the rootin’-tootin’ cowboy …

Google’s DeepMind built an AI that navigates cities by sight, no maps needed

DeepMind Technologies Inc. has developed an artificial intelligence that learns city streets by exploring them “on foot,” allowing the AI to navigate …

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Entertainment Industry

Wireless, Smartphone Ultrasound Scanner a Safe Alternative to X-Ray for Lung Scanning

<b>LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2016</b> – Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare startup, will demonstrate its ultra-portable smartphone ultrasound scanners …

Medical Technology

The Best Yoga Poses to Ease Your Period Cramps

Periods suck. (The only sugarcoating we’ll tolerate for periods is dark chocolate for our PMS.) No matter how many alternative tampons, high-tech absorbent panties and menstrual cups we try, it’s still literally a <i>huge</i> pain. Some months you might even be tempted to lobby your boss for paid period …

6 Biggest Strength-Training Mistakes

If you want to improve your big lifts, take heed of these common strength-training errors that can hold back your progress.<p>Legend has it that some …

Exercise

A library that brings books by sailboat

More than 10% of West Sulawesi's adult population cannot read, while in many villages the only book available is a solitary copy of the Quran.<p>The toothless steersman positioned the rudder. A second sailor, balancing barefoot on an outrigger, coaxed an elderly engine into life. A third poled the …

Stop reading this headline and go get a flu shot

The world feels like a bizarre place right now. We are in the midst of one of the strangest elections in modern American politics — and we’re hearing dozens of reports of creepy clowns appearing in the woods.<p>But here’s a more productive way to spend your time than obsessing about the news: Go get a …

What's freezing up your shoulder?

There are many types of shoulder conditions, but one in particular can creep up on you without you remembering having hurt it. This condition is …

Pain

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Beneficial for Elderly Pneumonia Patients

The study results got published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study analyzed 375 patients ages 50 or older who were …

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

Reflexion Health, a San Diego startup founded in 2012 at the nonprofit West Health Institute, is moving to commercialize Vera, its physical …

Digital Health

Physical Therapy Exercises for Numbness in Leg

Experiencing tingling and numbness in the leg can be a symptom that something is placing pressure on your nerves. One common cause of leg nerve pain …

5 Things You Should Know About Holistic Physical Therapy

If you’ve had physical therapy for an injury, pain, or post-surgical rehab, it may surprise you to know not all PT is created equal. In fact, a lot …

Tips on Writing a Physiotherapy Personal Statement

Physiotherapy is an important part of the medical industry as it focuses on treating the body through physical training.<p>Students are trained on how …

'An inspiration': Dogs with special needs help kids heal in physical therapy

When little bodies and spirits need to heal, a dog can do wonders — especially one that knows all about overcoming challenges.<p>Kids who undergo intensive therapy at Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio as they recover from serious accidents or surgeries get an extra dose of motivation thanks to furry …

Physiotherapy

Force Therapeutics raises $2.5M for expansion of remote physical therapy business

Force Therapeutics, a remote patient monitoring business providing physical therapy for people recovering from orthopedic procedures, has closed a …

Physiotherapy

Six Things to Know Before Getting an MRI

The imaging technology is good for diagnosing sports injuries like stress fractures, but it’s not always conclusive and comes with its own risks.<p>When she developed severe hip pain in the fall of 2014, Chicago runner Violeta Ochoa Salabert's doctor suggested she try physical therapy. Two months …

Pain

Mix of brain training, physical therapy can help paralyzed patients

Training the brain could give paraplegics more control over their bodies.<p>After a year working with devices that link machine to brain, people …

Physiotherapy

Robotic legs could power up physical therapy for kids with cerebral palsy

Kids suffering from cerebral palsy may soon have a powerful new physical therapy technique in the form of robotic assistance for their legs. A study is being conducted on the potential benefits of the system, newly adapted for the use of children.<p>Lokomat is a “robotic gait training program” that’s …

Physiotherapy

Why Are So Many Olympians Covered In Large Red Circles?

Written by Ana Krneta<p>ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD<p>instagram / @m_phelps00<p>ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>A lot of …

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