Category Archives: Aging

What age should you stop playing basketball?

If you have ever wondered whether basketball is too stressful on your body as you age, you are not alone. Many people worry that older adults should not enjoy the benefits of fast-moving sports like basketball, for fear of injury or health. However, when it comes to the question… “Am I too old for basketball?” […]

Don’t Fall! 5 Tips to Keep You Safe

The Jackson Clinics is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, especially seniors. Falls are a significant health concern, particularly for the elderly, and can lead to serious complications. In this article, we’ll explore 5 fall prevention tips to keep you steady on your feet and living life to the fullest. Understanding […]

Finally Relief For Knee Osteoarthritis

A common condition among older adults, osteoarthritis, develops when the cartilage that usually serves as a cushion in a joint wears away, leaving bone to rub against bone. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that more than 8 million Americans older than age 45 suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. Are you one of […]

Does Aging Actually Slow Us Down?

As most parents will attest, we are constantly amazed by the things our children attempt/accomplish, especially at an early age. Watching them go makes it impossible not to wonder, “How do they have so much energy? Does aging actually slow us down?” My latest experience of amazement came on our trip to Maine, as I […]

Fall Prevention: Are You At Risk?

Did you know, according to the CDC, one in every three adults 65 and older suffers a fall each year in the United States, making Fall Prevention Programs critical for long-term health. Let’s face it: the numbers are staggering. As we age, it appears that there is a direct link between the gradual loss of […]

Build for a Healthy Retirement Now

Some good news for people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who exercise and are fit: A long-term research study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that the more fit you are during your midlife years, the lower your risk of developing chronic diseases in old age. This holds true for both […]

Paget’s Disease: Treating with Physical Therapy

A slow-progressing bone disease that typically afflicts older adults, Paget’s disease involves excessive and abnormal remodeling of bone. Throughout our lives, bone continuously breaks down and “re-forms” new bone; cells called osteoclasts absorb this broken-down bone matter, and osteoblas ts create new bone. Paget’s disease creates an imbalance in the way these cells interact, resulting […]

Bone Up to Fight Osteoporosis

Primary osteoporosis is the name given to osteoporosis cases not caused by an underlying drug reaction, disease or syndrome. In this condition, the bones—the word itself means “porous bones”—become brittle, making them highly susceptible to fracture. An event as innocuous as landing the wrong way when sitting down on a chair or twisting awkwardly during […]

Treadmill Rehabilitation After Stroke

The treadmill used by a person after experiencing a stroke is not your average gym model. It is specially designed to help the rehabilitation process, walking in particular. In locomotor treadmill training, a harness secures the patient and helps support some of his or her body weight. As the patient gains strength and the skills […]

Recognizing and Treating a “Mini-stroke”

No permanent damage results from a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a mini-stroke. It is caused by a short-term blockage of a blood vessel supplying blood and oxygen to the brain. Although its effects—which can include trouble speaking, dizziness, blurred vision and weakness on one side of the body, among other signs—last less than […]