People are living longer than ever before. Advances in medicine, nutritional awareness, and improved exercise habits have contributed to the rapid growth of the 65+ age group. By the year 2030, there will be more people over age 65 than under age 18!*
Women are unique in many ways. At the most fundamental level, women’s bodies are structured to give birth and supply early nutrition to the next generation. But whether or not a woman decides to have children, her reproductive system affects her body throughout her entire life.
Abstract—The authors compared the efficacy of a self-applied modified Semont maneuver (MSM) with self-treatment
with a modified Epley procedure (MEP) in 70 patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The
response rate after 1 week, defined as absence of positional vertigo and torsional/upbeating nystagmus on positional
testing, was 95% in the MEP group (n = 37) vs 58% in the MSM group (n = 33; p = 0.001). Treatment failure was related
to incorrect performance of the maneuver in the MSM group, whereas treatment-related side effects did not differ
significantly between the groups.
The shoulder joint is capable of a wider and more varied range of motion than any other joint in the human body. This extraordinary flexibility has allowed human beings to do everything from pitch a baseball to paint the Sistine Chapel.
The American Physical Therapy Association is a national, professional organization representing nearly 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students throughout the United Stated.