Scientists have found that people who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid heel-striking, and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot, using the architecture of the foot and leg to avoid hurtful and potentially damaging impacts.
Laurence N. Benz, DPT, ECS; Col Charles Chuck Martin Jr, USAF-Ret; and Michael Mueller, PT, PhD, FAPTA.
Findings contrast with studies showing that other critically ill patients fare worse in hospitals on weekends and at night.
Female athletes experience dramatically higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions compared to male athletes, according to a Canadian researcher.
Four new studies published in the January 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine connect exercise with healthy aging, via lowered risk or slower progression of age-related conditions or through in improvements in overall health in older age.
Sensory motor learning helps patients develop their bodily awareness and to trust in their bodily sensations again, say researchers.
Prister will lead the section’s governing council, which advises the AHA on public policy issues of concern to all post-acute and continuing care providers
Study findings have potential significance to the recovery of walking after spinal cord injury.
The grant funds researchers investigating exercise interventions for older adults living with multiple chronic conditions.
Attention should be paid to harms caused by daily inactivity rather than lack of regular exercise alone, says authors.