Everything you didn’t know about headaches

The common response to a headache is “Let me pop a painkiller and hope the pain goes away”. While this isn’t necessarily a bad idea, it’s not a long-term solution for headaches, particularly the ones that that have a musculoskeletal origin. Most patients are unaware that physical therapy can play an important role in the…

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Physical Therapy for Shin Splints

Physical Therapy for Shin Splints The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run. An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. Intense…

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Never Ignore Hip and Thigh Pain

The hip is an important weight bearing joint in the human body. Repetitive stress to the femur (thigh bone) over time can lead to the formation of cracks in the hip joint, which is the junction of the pelvis and the femur. For most individuals, simple cracks can heal over time without the need for…

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Can physical therapy help with shin splints?

The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run. An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. Intense pain occurs on the front,…

Posted by Kate Mason in PT eDigest

Strengthen the knee with physical therapy

Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the pain and just ‘carry on’, leading to more injury and pain. Rest and medication help reduce pain. However, the residual effects of…

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Carolina Vania, Occupational Therapist

Carolina became interested in occupational therapy when she was in high school. She used to volunteer in many rehabilitation centers in Honduras where she is from originally. It was always rewarding for her to see how therapeutic intervention could make a big difference in people’s lives. As a kid, she broke both her wrists and…

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X Games – Saint Alphonsus Sports Med Medical Provider!

Saint Alphonsus Sports Medicine was proud to be the Medical Sponsor for the 2017 X Games! The event was held on June 10th and was a free event during the practice round on June 9th. The recently completed Rhoades Park downtown Boise impressed the athletes that came from all over the world to compete in…

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Impact of Cancer – December News

December News MAKING CONNECTIONS- WRITE FROM THE HEART Write from the Heart: From a Contest to a Program Write from the Heart provides a therapeutic outlet for teens to tell their stories, through the process of writing, on the impact that cancer has had on their lives. Write from the Heart was first developed in 2014 as a one-time…

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Cancer Class Updates & Calendar

Nature Walk Thursday. Nov. 13, 1-2pm Get outside tomorrow and take a stroll on the Boise greenbelt in the beautiful fall weather with Debra Mulnick, RN. Meet at The Cancer Connection Idaho office at 12:30 pm to carpool, or just meet us at the starting place a few minutes before 1:00 at Mazzah Mediterranean Grill on Parkcenter Blvd. This…

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Cancer Connection News & Updates

Cancer Connection News & Updates Dear Founders, Partners, and Friends of The Cancer Connection Idaho We want to let you in on some exciting news from the Cancer Connection.  Our original Executive Director, Kari May, has decided to take leave of her position in order to spend time with her children. We are happy for…

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