Are opioids considered unsafe when prescribed for chronic pain?

You may have heard the recent news about Tiger Wood’s being charged with a DUI only to discover it was actually the use of pain medication that led to his arrest, not alcohol. So it’s completely normal that Tiger Woods used painkillers through his discomfort, and completely appropriate that doctors worried about him developing an…

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The Pilates Reformer: What’s it all about?

  Perhaps you have caught a glimpse of the curious contraption that takes center stage at every Pilates gym – the Reformer. Have you wondered what this equipment is? The truth is that Reformer-based exercise is one of the most sought-after choices at Pilates studios around the world. So what is it? The Reformer’s unique…

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Recognizing the telltale signs of osteoporosis

You may be unaware just how much osteoporosis can affect your quality of life until you sustain a fracture. In fact, a fracture resulting from an impact that normally would not be enough to cause an injury may be your first sign of a problem. You can be proactive in determining whether you are at…

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Pilates: A friend in cancer recovery

As a physical therapist and wellness professional, I have always been aware of the vast health benefits of Pilates. Recently, however, my own personal experience has opened my eyes to the integral role this exercise form can play in life’s greatest challenges. A loved one has undergone various stages of cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy…

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