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Prevent Fractures with PT

March 12, 2013

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF- now say that five times fast) recently issued new recommendations in regard to vitamin D and calcium supplement prescription to prevent fractures.  The recommendations guide health professionals to practice utilizing current research evidence. The task force concluded, “the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of […]

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Would you be standing upright if you couldn’t see?

October 8, 2010


“It’s funny how this is so hard when I close my eyes,” the patient says as I stand guard ready at any moment should a sway turn into a fall.  Actually it makes sense.  Our balance relies on input from our eyes, muscles, and inner ear.  When you take one of those three inputs away […]

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