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The resources listed on this page are from the American Physical Therapy Association. You will find brochures and information linked directly to the APTA.

 

BALANCE & FALLS

Balance & Falls
PTs can help prevent falls with evaluation and development of individualized treatment plans including exercises to improve strength, mobility, and balance. Download

CARDIOPULMONARY

Heart Health
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco, and obesity are contributors to the leading cause (29%) of death in the United States: heart disease. They are also contributors to major causes of disability.Access

In Flight Health Hazards
Long flights in cramped quarters can cause cramping and even lead to blood clots. Access

DIABETES

Diabetes: A PT Perspective
Following an appropriate exercise program, and doing it safely, can be key in preventing type 2 diabetes for Americans at high risk for the disease. Access

NEUROLOGY

Stroke: A PT Perspective
PTs play an important role in prevention and treatment of strokes, the leading cause of long-term disability in America. Access

ORTHOPAEDIC

Backpack: Does Your Child's Backpack Make the Grade?
Tips on the right and wrong ways to wear a backpack. Download

Cycling: Bike Right! Bike Fit!
Tips about the importance of proper bike fit in preventing pain and injury, including cycling safety. Download

Golf: PT Tips to Get You Back on the Green
Posture, fitness, and flexibility are key to a better golf game and to avoiding injuries. Access

Knee: Prevent ACL Injuries
PTs tips to avoid Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries. Download

Knee: Injury Prevention for Basketball Players
Suggested exercises to help prevent basketball-related knee injuries.Download

Neck: Exercises for Neck Pain
PT tips to relieve neck pain and improve mobility without expensive surgery or side effects of pain medication. Download

Posture: Tips for Mom
Posture tips for lifting and holding a child, as well as for picking up toys and pushing a stroller. Download

Shoulder and Rotator Cuff: A PT Perspective
The shoulder's wide and varied range of motion makes it extraordinarily flexible, but also unstable. The expertise of a PT can help prevent and treat shoulder injuries. Access

Youth Sports Injury Prevention
PTs treat, manage, and help prevent overuse or traumatic injuries resulting from sports activities. Access

REPETITIVE STRESS INJURY

Repetitive Stress Injury
Repetitive stress injury (RSI) is an overuse injury, sometimes caused by frequent use of hand-held devices (including video games), that occurs when too much stress is placed on a joint or other tissue. Access

WELLNESS

Obesity
PTs play dual roles in the fight against obesity: (1) helping prevent obesity and maintain weight loss and (2) treating those who are already overweight or obese for related conditions and side effects. Access

Walking: 30 Minutes for Life
Walking briskly for 30 minutes each day could help improve the body's ability to generate energy, which leads to slowing, and possibly reversing, the aging process. It is also a great low impact exercise for developing and maintaining cardiovascular fitness. Download

Walking: Walking for Exercise
Tips from physical therapists about walking for exercise, including a ready-to-use walking log. Download