Best Exercises To Reduce Spasticity – Cleveland Clinic

Spasticity is a common side effect of certain neurological conditions. And while the word might make you think of muscle spasms, it’s much different from what you might think. “Oftentimes, you may hear the word ‘muscle spasm,’ ‘stiffness’ or even ‘rigidity,’” says physical therapist and clinical rehab specialist Randy Karim, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS. “However, spasticity has special nuances that

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The Power of HIIT Workouts

Power of HIIT Workouts: High-Intensity Interval Training for Maximum Results. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) is one of the most effective and popular workout methods. It involves short, intense bursts of exercise followed by brief periods of rest or recovery. HIIT workouts can be done with a variety of exercises, including running, cycling, or bodyweight movements. In this blog post, … Read More

UAMS researcher receives prestigious national award, $1

Jennifer L. Vincenzo, Ph.D., MPH, PT, recently became the first University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to receive the national Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, which comes with $1 million over five years.

The award will support Vincenzo’s work implementing a falls prevention strategy as a standard of care for all older adults

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Q&A: House District 24 candidate Liz Thomson

House District 24 candidate Liz Thomson (Courtesy Liz Thomson)

NAME: Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson


OCCUPATION: Pediatric physical therapist (retired)


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: 8 years in House, chair of House Health and Human Services Committee, vice-chair of New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee. Currently serve on Disability Rights of New Mexico and SYNCRONYS (Health Information Exchange)

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Local “Miracle Man” recognized at Rexburg Rush triathlon

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) – Tri-peaks events brought back the Rexburg rush Saturday, for the first time in roughly 8 years.

Many hardworking triathletes were there to participate and be recognized for their efforts in completing the triathlon. And at the finish line to congratulate them – a familiar face, Rod Hutchins.

Also known as the “miracle man,” Rod spent 23

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Former Edwardsville High School basketball player Jamie

EDWARDSVILLE — Jamie Schwear made some nifty moves on the basketball court at Edwardsville High School, but the biggest move of her life came eight and a half years ago.

The 1989 EHS graduate went on to play at St. Louis University. She now lives in Australia, where she works as a physical therapist.

“I went through a divorce at

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