Physical therapy

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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7 Nov, 2020

How physical therapy for hip arthritis can help you get through your day

Have you recently been diagnosed with hip arthritis? It can be discouraging to be told you have hip arthritis, because there is no cure for this condition. However, there are treatments that can help manage the pain and stiffness and improve your quality of life. Treatments for hip arthritis vary depending on the severity of

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5 Nov, 2020

Four physical therapy treatments for neck and shoulder pain

Neck and shoulder pain is one of the most common causes of pain in American adults. Often, neck and shoulder pain develop at the same time because the neck and shoulders share a lot of the same muscles and tendons.  You rely on your neck and shoulders for the majority of your daily activities, so

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4 Oct, 2020

What to expect from your physical therapy clinic in Gretna, LA

In today’s digital age, access to the latest information and treatments is expected by everyone who is looking for treatment. The difference then becomes the patient experience and how they are welcomed into their treatment program.  When you’re suffering from aches and pains or a sudden injury, you deserve the best to help you recover.

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3 Oct, 2020

Rehabilitate at Rehab Access in Belle Chasse, LA

Nobody should have to live with long-lasting pain; yet, so many people do. Conditions like chronic neck pain, back pain, and hip or knee pain plague millions of Americans every year.  A variety of treatments are available for chronic pain, but what is best for you depends on the cause and severity of your condition.

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7 Apr, 2020

Herniated disc recovery time without surgery — what to expect if you have physical therapy

There are a number of causes and contributors to herniated discs, some that we can control and others we can’t. In many ways, this condition is related to the natural aging process, which causes the discs that cushion the spinal column to break down and deteriorate over time. This means that while individual cases of

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6 Apr, 2020

Spinal stenosis treatment — natural remedies include physical therapy

Many forms of spinal stenosis treatment claim to be natural remedies, but not all of them are evidence-based practices. Spinal stenosis, or narrowing in the spinal column, is a common source of neck pain, back pain and related symptoms. Because of this, many people with spinal stenosis are eager to find relief for symptoms without

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6 Mar, 2020

Your physical therapy checklist for fall prevention in the elderly population

Preventing falls is a serious concern. According to the CDC, 1 out of 5 falls can result in a serious injury such as a broken bone or head trauma. Since our bodies begin to lose functional ability as we get older, ensuring elderly patients avoid falls is of particular importance.  That’s why a fall prevention

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1 Mar, 2020

Three tips from a physical therapist on how to prevent lower back pain

Nearly everyone has to deal with back pain at some time or another, even if it’s just a minor backache that develops after a strenuous activity. However, it is estimated that 20% of people affected by acute lower back pain eventually become chronic back pain sufferers. While there are many factors that are beyond your

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