Monthly Archives: December 2013

Physical Activity for Kids: Why Are More Kids Less Active?

A study led by Dr. Sandra Ortlieb and colleagues looked at factors that affect physical activity for kids in an effort to create successful interventions aimed at increasing physical activity levels. The research study included data on 1,843 girls and 1,997 boys. Researchers found that body mass index (BMI), parental education, household income, number of… Read more »

ACL Injuries More Common Among Girls

Sports injury prevention programs are an important way to keep kids physically active and injury free. According to University of Connecticut researcher Dr. Lindsay DiStefano, middle school is an ideal time to implement a sports injury prevention program. Research suggests that improving neuromuscular coordination and control is at the heart of reducing ACL injuries by… Read more »

More Research on PRP Injection Reveals Positive Benefits for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Osteoarthritis is a very painful joint condition that affects an estimated 27 million adults in the U.S. According to the CDC, one in two Americans will experience some type of OA over the course of their life. It is the most common kind of arthritis. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include weakness, pain, and an inability… Read more »

How to Diagnose a Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Without an MRI Scan

An MRI¬† is a very expensive imaging study. A distal biceps tendon rupture can be difficult to diagnose by patient history and only using one common physical exam test. An excellent study from St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, found that if three special physical exam tests are used in conjunction with a history… Read more »