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Clinical trial explores exercise as pain management technique for lung cancer survivors

An innovative clinical trial out of the Baltimore VA Medical Center called Exercise Rehabilitation in Veteran Cancer Survivors is examining the role of exercise in managing neuropathic pain in lung cancer survivors. Neuropathic pain, which includes numbness, tingling, pins and needles sensations, sensitivity to touch, and/or muscle weakness is common after surgery and chemotherapy in lung cancer survivors. “Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Health|3 Comments

Helping Veterans with therapeutic exercise and holistic interventions

Kinesiotherapy provides therapeutic exercise and holistic interventions to improve well-being and functional abilities for America’s Veterans. It was used to treat more than 100,000 Veterans in 2019.

By |November 16th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Helping Veterans with therapeutic exercise and holistic interventions

Veterans: Exercise online at your pace on your schedule

Gerofit is a personalized exercise program developed specifically for older Veterans. It’s available free, 24/7. It’s on the VA YouTube page. Here’s all the information you need to add some healthy active time to your day.

By |October 9th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Veterans: Exercise online at your pace on your schedule

Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #30 – Upper Body Chair Exercise

Practicing yoga in a class is an excellent self-care practice, but sometimes it just isn't possible to grab a mat and head to a studio. Yoga teacher and Whole Health Coach, Katherine Hillgren, from the St. Louis VA Medical Center, suggests that a home practice, like chair yoga, is a suitable replacement in a pinch.

By |June 12th, 2020|#LiveWholeHealth|1 Comment

Parkinson’s patient finds relief from pain through exercise

This Army Veteran was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2009 and the effects of the disease left him with hip pain. Initially, he sought relief from anti-inflammatory drugs, rest and physical therapy—but nothing was working until he started exercising.

By |April 4th, 2017|Health, Top Stories, Vets Experience|1 Comment
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