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11 Oct, 2021

What can a Louisiana physical therapist do to help your vertigo?

There are plenty of Louisiana residents who have felt dizzy or like the room is spinning around them after a night out. Many people will immediately think that these symptoms are simply signs that they have overindulged in tasty alcoholic beverages. However, a physical therapist may have a different diagnosis. These specialists know that these

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10 Oct, 2021

Why you should consult a physical therapist after a back injury at work

It’s not that long ago that going to work meant sitting down with your laptop at home. Yet more and more people are going back to work in professional settings, which can be good in many ways. However, going back to working on-site can also leave you open to a back injury at work.  How

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8 Oct, 2021

Is physical therapy the same thing as physical rehab?

Physical therapy, physical rehab or rehabilitation, and physiotherapy. There are a lot of terms that are thrown around when people talk about treating musculoskeletal injuries or medical conditions, but do they all mean the same thing exactly? In the case of physical therapy and physical rehab, the answer is they aren’t exactly the same.  What

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4 Oct, 2021

Why should I go to physical therapy before walking on a sprained ankle?

All ankle sprains are not created equally. There are three grades of ankle sprains. People with grade one sprains should be able to walk in less time than people with grade two or three sprains. One medical professional who can help you determine if you should walk on a sprained ankle yet is a physical

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20 Sep, 2021

Can you get a concussion from the same event that gives you whiplash?

Many people assume that a concussion comes from a direct impact to the head, such as banging helmets together when playing football or hockey. This is a common cause of concussions.  However, you can also get a concussion from a car accident that gives you whiplash. This is true even if you don’t hit your

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13 Sep, 2021

How can physical therapists help you avoid wrist pain with pressure?

How many times do you move your wrist in a day? For most people, it would be hard to count their wrist movements since there are so many. Your wrists move when you turn the wheel when driving. They move when you twist doorknobs, raise a glass to your mouth, and lift objects, and those

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10 Sep, 2021

Physical therapy after a knee replacement may not take as long as you think

So, you’ve decided to have a total knee replacement, and there are many things you’re looking forward to. Being able to move your knee more. Being able to move around with less pain. However, you may not be looking forward to how long physical therapy and other recovery steps will take after your knee replacement. 

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6 Sep, 2021

What steps can a physical therapist take to find out why you feel knee pain when walking?

Ever since you learned to walk, you’ve been putting one foot in front of the other without thinking about it much. However, the seemingly simple task of walking can become a challenge when you have knee pain when doing so.  If you do feel knee pain when walking, you’re a member of a pretty large

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16 Aug, 2021

Three reasons you feel pain when putting pressure on your wrist

There are hundreds of movements you do throughout the day that put pressure on your wrists, but these movements can seem far from commonplace when the pressure they cause is triggering wrist pain.  People who are feeling wrist pain are a part of a fairly large group. A medical survey reveals that 6% of respondents

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9 Aug, 2021

Three tips that can help supercharge your knee sprain recovery

Anytime you change direction or stop suddenly, you’re at risk of spraining one of the ligaments in your knee. You’re more likely to end up searching for knee sprain recovery if you play sports. People with physical jobs also have a greater risk of a knee sprain.  Knee sprains are most common in the anterior

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