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After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is called rehabilitation. Rehabilitation often focuses on physical thera



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What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Neck cracking is a noise that occurs when the joint in the neck is loosened. It also refers to a technique carried out by chiropractors.



How do you get rid of keloids?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at keloids and how to get rid of them. Included is detail on why keloids form, their relation to body piercings, and the outlook.



What is opponent process theory and its relationship to addiction

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

A look at opponent process theory. Included is an overview, a look at its relation to addiction, how it works in a therapeutic or work setting, and more.



What you need to know about dyskinesia

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

We look at dyskinesia, including the main symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about this condition that results in involuntary movements here.



Could tai chi encourage more patients to take up cardiac rehab?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart patients who refused conventional rehab.



Scars: Are they preventable?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

While many scars do not hamper everyday life, some cause life-long problems. Find out how scars form and why it is so difficult to prevent them.



Six yoga poses for prostate enlargement

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Yoga has many benefits, In this article, learn about six yoga poses that can help ease and manage the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.



Epley maneuver: A treatment for vertigo

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Learn how it is performed, and how it helps.



How to get rid of dizziness: Medications and remedies

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

There are many potential causes for dizziness, and it can cause a lot of distress in daily life. Learn how to prevent and manage dizziness effectively.



Dorsiflexion: Injuries and mobility exercises

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

Dorsiflexion is the movement of raising the foot upwards. Learn about the potential injuries that can affect dorsiflexion, and exercises to treat them.



Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.



Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...



Mobility aids: Types, benefits, and use

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

Mobility aids are designed to help people with their independence and reduce pain. What types of mobility aids are there and who can benefit from them?



Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier.



Colles fracture: Treatment and recovery

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Colles fracture is the medical name for a broken wrist. In this article, learn about the causes of Colles fractures, how they can be treated, and recovery.



Frontal lobe: Functions, structure, and damage

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is the frontal lobe? in this article, learn about the functions of the frontal lobe, the effects of damage to it, and possible treatments.



Computer model simulates sense of touch from the entire hand

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

The software will allow scientists to simulate the response of the entire nerve and use it to create realistic touch sensations with bionic hands.



Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Parkinson's disease

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy - alone or in combination - improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial in the...



Horse, rhythm-and-music therapies may boost recovery after stroke

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapies may improve stroke survivors' perception of recovery, gait, balance, grip strength and cognition years after their stroke, according to new research in...



Jaw exercises for TMJ pain

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PST

What is the temporomandibular joint and what may the causes of pain be? Learn about the exercises that can manage TMJ pain and how it may be prevented.



Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs.



Neuroprosthetics: Recovering from injury using the power of your mind

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:00 PST

Medical News Today take a look at five neuroprosthetic devices that help people with sensory or motor disabilities to regain control over their lives.



Six fixes for anterior pelvic tilt

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, learn how to do a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises that improve posture and help correct an anterior pelvic tilt.



Hand that sees offers new hope to amputees

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking - just like a real hand - are to be trialled for the first time.



Gauging 5-year outcomes after concussive blast traumatic brain injury

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PST

Most wartime traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are mild but the long-term clinical effects of these injuries have not been well described.