Does Perturbation-Based Balance Training Prevent Falls?

Physiological impairments associated with neurological conditions (eg, stroke, Parkinson disease) and the “normal” aging process can contribute to impaired balance control and increased fall risk.

Functional Medicine And Fibromyalgia

Recent research shows that a number of different disease processes, ranging from cancer and heart disease to Alzheimer's and fibromyalgia, may be more closely tied to inflammatory cascades in our immune system.

Adults With Communication Disabilities Face Healthcare Obstacles

Adults with communication disabilities struggle to access quality health care-significantly more than typical peers. How can we get them needed health information and services?

Usefulness of the Berg Balance Scale to Predict Falls in the Elderly

Falls among the older adults are a major health concern and are the leading cause of injury deaths, nonfatal injuries, and hospitalizations for trauma among the older adults.

Feeling Unsteady: A Guide to Better Balance

Falls have been the most common accident that warrants an emergency room visit. In recent statistics, one in three adults 65 and older has had a fall at least once.


Proprioception, was originally defined by Sherrington in 1906 as “the perception of joint and body movement as well as position of the body, or body segments, in space”. Throughout the human life span the functions of several physiological systems dramatically change, including proprioception.

Reducing Negative Stereotypes Associated with Aging & Promoting Positive Self Perceptions

The aging population is growing rapidly due to longer life spans. As this population continuously grows, it is necessary to emphasize the significance of healthy aging and active participation of these individuals

LBP Prevention And McKenzie

Lower back pain is a major health issue with significant socioeconomic implications in many western countries. Studies show that exercise and remaining active lifestyle significantly reduces the number of recurrence is in lower back pain population.

How House Call Physical Therapy Helps Retirees Keep Dreams Alive During the Golden Years

Are you among the thousands of New Yorkers & New Jersey residents who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years?

Top 3 Exercises to Maintain your Core Strength and a Healthy Back

Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year; that’s 2 full work days for every worker in the US.

Stretchable Electronics A ‘Game Changer’ For Stroke Recovery Treatment

In February 2018, John A. Rogers, a Northwestern University engineering professor, introduced a stretchable electronic sensor at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting.

Under-Utilized Core

Experiencing low back pain? Shoulder pain? Shortness of breath? These could be symptoms of a weak or under-utilized core. Core has been a ‘buzz-word’ for quite some time now, but many fitness fanatics and weekend warriors misunderstand what the core actually is, and how it is often at the root of many issues.

The Occupational Therapist Chooses the Easel

Home-based occupational therapists (OTs) are in a unique position to address the friction between a client’s physical abilities and their home environment: we treat individuals in the midst of all those factors that challenge them practically and motivate them to convalesce. Read more about occupation-based interventions can help.

Where Directly or Indirectly May Knee Pain Stem From?

Is knee pain always limited to causes only at the knee? It has been suggested that impairments of the hip and foot/ankle may contribute to the development of pathological conditions of the knee by means of direct and indirect influences on movement patterns or anatomical alignment that could overload the knee structures.

Gait Instability in the Geriatric Population

As people get older, its common to develop issues with gait and mobility for many reasons, from certain medical conditions such as arthritis, stroke or parkinsonism, to the use of many medications along with other factors such as arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, depression, diabetes, fear of falling, orthostatic hypotension, sleep disorders, and inner ear problems.

Sensory Variables Affecting Balance

Falls occur when there is a loss of balance with an inability to control one’s posture. Sensory input, the external information received from our surroundings, influences our balance. Three types of sensory input received include visual input (e.g. vision), proprioceptive input (e.g. joint position, related to standing surface) and vestibular input (e.g. head positioning.)

Boxing and Its Effect on Parkinson’s Disease

Mr. NR is an 85 year old male and a current patient. He is a former professional boxer and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease roughly eight years ago. Much has been written about the possible link between Parkinson’s disease and boxing, largely due to Mohammad Ali.

Activity Engagement and Everyday Technology Use Among Older Adults in an Urban Area

In a recent issue of the AJOT, an article was published looking at the associations between activity engagement, everyday technology use, access to that technology and cognitive status among older adults in urban areas.

Movement as Medicine for Major Depression

Physical therapists are movement specialists. We have an extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the human body and injuries, diseases and illnesses that affect movement. Patients benefit from skilled physical therapists who perform thorough evaluations and develop treatment programs based on the findings of the examination.

Diaphragmatic Breathing: A Clinical Tool for Occupational and Physical Therapists

As physical and occupational therapists we are charged with creating the conditions for our clients to perform the daily tasks and activities of their lives at the highest level of safety and independence possible.