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5 Feb, 2020

Three types of rotator cuff rehab exercises

Since we rely on our elbows to do so much, elbow injuries are very common. In particular, injuries very often occur in the rotator cuff, which is a collection of muscles and connective tissue that joins the arm to the shoulder. This important part of the body needs to be strong enough to endure the

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4 Feb, 2020

Fibromyalgia pain relief without drugs — four ways that physical therapy helps

Patients with fibromyalgia often turn to medication to help manage the often-constant debilitating pain that comes with this condition. However, there are many reasons why medication can cause problems for fibromyalgia patients, including drug tolerance, side effects and an inability to treat underlying symptoms. This is why so many people are eager to find fibromyalgia

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3 Feb, 2020

Pelvic floor physical therapy — what to expect

Pelvic floor physical therapy can provide enormous benefits for patients who are dealing with problems related to a range of issues affecting this part of the body. Whether you have recently undergone surgery, given birth or suffered an injury affecting the pelvic floor, symptoms including aches, pains, incontinence and constipation can have a severe negative

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2 Feb, 2020

Physical therapy after a car accident — how long should you go?

After a car accident, it is extremely important to seek immediate treatment. By being proactive about care, patients can jump-start the healing and recovery process and even lower the likelihood of pain and other symptoms worsening down the road. Physical therapy is a standard part of a comprehensive treatment plan, helping patients to regain functioning

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3 Jan, 2020

Knee pain when walking up stairs? Physical therapy can help

Persistent knee pain can have a disruptive effect on your quality of life. Basic activities like getting up out of a chair or climbing stairs can become difficult or even impossible. It can even lead to some perplexing situations, such as knee pain when climbing up stairs but not when going down. Specific symptoms can

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2 Jan, 2020

Balance exercises for the elderly — three ways a physical therapist can make it fun

It’s just a fact of life that as we get older, many of our physical capabilities start to decline. While there’s no way for any of us to turn back the clock, it is possible to slow down the process by taking a proactive role in our health and wellness. A perfect example is to

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6 Dec, 2019

Shortening your recovery time for a sprained ankle — help for patients in Gretna, LA

Whether you twisted it while jogging or rolled it on the basketball court, a sprained ankle can take you out of action quickly — and keep you there. Often, people who are recovering from a sprained ankle are among the very active, or worse, they work physical jobs that require standing and moving. In these

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5 Dec, 2019

Undergoing physical therapy? Look for these signs of sciatica improving

Sciatica is a very hard condition to deal with. Compression or irritation of the long sciatic nerve that originates in the lower back and runs down both legs can result in pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness that disrupts nearly every aspect of your life. Causes for sciatica can include something as simple as a

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2 Dec, 2019

Preventing carpal tunnel syndrome with physical therapy

Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to wrist and hand pain that results from constriction in the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This is a narrow passage of bone and connective tissue that allows blood vessels and nerves to travel from the arms into the hands and fingers. While there are many factors that contribute to the

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4 Nov, 2019

Relief for common sports injuries — how does physical therapy help?

While they can be highly enjoyable and a great form of exercise, many athletic pursuits can be a common source of injury. From playing tennis to basketball or even just going for a run every morning, the repetitive motions and quick movements that accompany sports can put a high degree of stress and strain on

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