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Manual Therapy Improves Standing Balance

Dynamic standing balance is fundamental to perform daily activities. Balance impairment occurs in up to 75% of people aged 70 years and older and is common in people with neurological and musculoskeletal disorders such as stroke and arthritis. Given the high prevalence of balance impairments and their potential impact on function, interventions to improve balance are an important public health… Read More »

Manual therapy for ankle sprains

Ankle sprains often occur when running, walking on uneven ground, or jumping. Usually, people are told to rest, elevate the foot, apply ice, and use an elastic wrap to reduce swelling. This treatment is typically followed by exercises that can be performed at home. Although the pain and swelling usually improve quickly, more than 70% of people who… Read More »

Massage for premature infants

Premature infants lack the tactile stimulation they would have otherwise experienced in the womb. Infant massage is a developmentally supportive intervention that has been documented for several decades to have a positive effect on both full term and preterm infants. In a recent study, 32 infants received massage therapy by their mothers compared to a control group that… Read More »