Pregnancy: Pain and Incontinence

During pregnancy, pain and discomfort are not uncommon, especially pain in the lower back and pelvic area. In some cases, lower back pain (LBP) and sacroiliac joint Pain (SI) can cause, or are symptoms of, urinary incontinence (UI). In fact, 79% of women who experience LBP simultaneously experience UI.[1] However, research has shown that “performing…

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Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a wonderful way to incorporate low impact muscular and cardiovascular therapy in a cool and relaxing environment. Since the water reduces the effects of gravity, the pressure that is normally put on your joints is reduced allowing you to move more freely and with less pain. Aquatic therapy is not only for…

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August Is Back To School Month!

August is Back to School Month: Backpacks and Back Pain in Children As the school year fast approaches, it is time to start thinking about backpacks again! As your child’s backpacks quickly fills with books and journals, they can become quite heavy. If your child’s backpack weighs more than ten or fifteen percent of their…

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Anterior Ankle Impingement

Anterior ankle impingement is a condition that causes a reduced range of motion in the front of the ankle as a result of repeated impact, bone spurs, scar tissue build up, and inflammation. If you are noticing a dull or pinching pain that occurs when pointing your toes up or down, kicking a ball, walking,…

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Common Dancer Injuries

Like many sports, in order to be a successful dancer, it requires flexibility, strength and stamina. Dancing is demanding and time consuming, and leaves no room for injury. However, dancing for hours on end, with only a few hours of rest and sleep in between offers minimal time to relax and rehabilitate sore or tight…

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Therapy for Treatment of Ganglion Cyst

Do you have a bump on the wrist your physician called a ganglion cyst? These soft-tissue fluid-filled lumps are usually harmless, generally painless and often go away on their own. However, some can become painful and will need to be drained or surgically removed. Once the ganglion has reduced in size, STARS therapists can aid…

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Healing a Broken Fibula Through Walking and Physical Therapy

A broken fibula may be very painful, but sitting on the couch and letting it heal on its own is probably not the best approach. While your fibula—the long, thin outside bone of your lower leg—is healing, you should stay mobile through the use of a walking boot and physical therapy. Although the fibula is…

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National Headache Awareness Week

The first week of June is National Headache Awareness Week and while headaches may not necessarily be an expected topic at a rehabilitation office, STARS’ Physical Therapists offer numerous strategies to combatting the nuisance that headaches are. Different things such as sitting at a desk all day with your shoulders hunched, or standing on your…

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National Cancer Survivors Day (June 3)

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer or they themselves have been diagnosed with it. According to the National Cancer Institute, in the year 2016 alone, “there were an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States.” On June third, we recognize and celebrate all of those who have survived cancer….

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Capitol Classic Children’s Race

June 1, 2019 | Downtown Boise The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Race is open to kids ages 6 to 14, of ALL abilities. The one-mile course starts at the Historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol with a Finish Fair in Capitol Park. Check out the STARS Pediatric adaptive course that starts…

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