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Why You Need To LOAD and CHALLENGE Your Older Patients

With age comes many co-morbidities and declines in function, but it doesn't have to be that way! With the world's population getting older, knowing how to prescribe exercise appropriately to facilitate independence and improve quality of life becomes much more important.

Here are 4 solid reasons why challenging exercise is important in this patient group!

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Blood Pressure Basics in Physical Therapy

Whether you work with high-level athletes or high-level couch potatoes, monitoring a patient’s blood pressure at rest and during exercise can offer very useful information to a clinician. It can mean the difference between a safe and effective treatment session and a trip to the emergency room. Whether you believe it to be necessary or not, the dangers of uncontrolled and prolonged hypertension are very real.

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