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What do you need to do to finish 2014 strong?

Are you finishing up a 2014 project, meeting a deadline, or sales goal?  Are you shopping until you drop, wrapping presents, and sticking stamps on Christmas cards?  With all of this hustle and bustle, how do you feel? Are you TIRED or ENERGIZED by the season?  Perhaps your answer is predisposed by one thing: EXERCISE. Did you mark exercise off of your list because you are too busy? We know that exercise is the …Read More

Regular Running Does NOT Increase the Risk of Knee Arthritis

….and may even protect against it. New research reveals that “runners, no matter what the age when they were active runners, had knee pain less often than people who didn’t run, according to the study. They also had fewer symptoms and evidence of knee arthritis than non-runners did, the researchers found.”  Read more here. Find your way to get active today to improve your health for all your days to …Read More


When you want to get moving for your health, how do you deal with your knee pain? The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons evaluated the available scientific studies for effective treatment for mild knee osteoarthritis.  The 13 page summary is available online or read the condensed list here: Exercise – strong evidence for effectiveness Weight loss – moderate evidence for Acupuncture – strong evidence against Physical agents (TENS, ultrasound, etc.) – inconclusive …Read More


Avnew Health is ready to MOVE for Joint Health and we want to encourage you to join us! We are excited to encourage men (and women) to pay attention to their health, to be proactive and to find the best solutions throughout the month of November (MOVEMBER). Join us in growing disease-fighting Tom Selleck moustaches, have some laughs, raise awareness for men’s health, and get yourself moving. If joint pain is …Read More

Walking for Knee Osteoathritis

News: 2014 released 2 year study finds that walking 6000 steps or an hour a day improves knee function for those suffering knee pain from Osteoarthritis.  In fact, each additional 1000 steps/day was associated with a 16-18% reduction in functional limitation.  Get walking but if you sit down to read, see more at US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.  From MoveForwardPT.com

It’s October – Check your Gait

Do you ever have pain in your back, hip, knees, or feet after or during your everyday activities? It is not abnormal for joint pain to creep up on you after years of improper gait function. Osteoarthritis, for example, is a gradual degenerating of the joint cushioning. Knee and hip osteoarthritis can disrupt your normal gait as you compensate for pain and restricted joint motion. If you have had knee …Read More

5 Things PTs and Patients Should Question

Choosing Wisely is a national campaign to promote conversations between health care providers and patients about utilizing the most appropriate tests and treatments to optimize care and avoid waste. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) joined the national Choosing Wisely campaign, initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and created a list of “5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question.” In this episode, physical therapists Nancy White, PT, …Read More

Pain Treated With PT: Laura’s Story

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnJTqNOMzxo?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] At Avnew Health, we believe in physical therapy for restoring healthy movement to your joints.  Watch Laura’s story on MoveForwardPT.com.  Need Physical Therapy yourself?  We can help.  Avnew Health, we help you get moving again – pain free.

Why PT is important after surgery

Many patients focus so much on the hours spent at the hospital that they don’t consider the importance of rehabilitation after the operation.  Here are some of the reasons you may need to do PT after your operation: – See more at: http://www.physiquality.com/blog/?p=7332#sthash.sYoGO9py.dpuf


We’ve come a long way!  It’s exciting to be part of a society that has so many ways to be well.  In modern day society, we can diagnose so much, treat so many diseases, and soothe our aches and pains.  There are many diseases that science is still fighting, but for the vast majority.. we are blessed with options, science, and advancement. For the majority, the question is not if …Read More

It’s National PT Month!

October is National Physical Therapy Month!  At Avnew Health, we are excited to recognize the important role physical therapists play in restoring health and movement. Any of your joints acting up? Wonder if physical therapy is a solution for you?  Stay tuned this month for the reveal of an exciting Avnew addition aimed at those aging joints.  For now, explore moveforwardpt.com for more on physical therapy and some great stories. If you need …Read More

Don’t eat SAD. Slow Osteoarthritis with nutrition.

Certain nutrients and foods help slow the progression of osteoarthritis, reducing pain and inflammation. Stop eating SAD (Standard American Diet) foods and learn to eat for joint health. EAT MORE Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, and halibut. Organic fruits and vegetables. Nuts and seeds. Whole grains. Ginger. EAT LESS Highly refined products such as white rice, bread, and pasta. Foods high in saturated fats such as pizza, cheese, …Read More

Avnew Health is proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you: Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer Maintain or reach a healthy weight Keep your body strong and active Manage – or even prevent – osteoarthritis However, many people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Only 1 in 3 adults eat the recommended amount of fruits every day. Only 1 in 4 adults …Read More