Physical therapy

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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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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