The Best Way to Beat Arthritis

Physical Therapy for Arthritis Arthritis has been the most common cause of pain in the U.S. for 15 years. Over 294,000 children have some type of arthritis symptoms. Yet, our country’s cure has been a reliance on drugs, and drugs create even more problems. You can beat arthritis back and improve mobility without relying on…

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Posture and Scoliosis

Posture Perfect One of the most common spinal conditions individuals may hear about is scoliosis. It’s a term medical professionals use to describe an abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. The curvature can range from minor to severe and doesn’t cause pain in most instances, but it does need to be monitored by a physical…

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Physical Therapy to Keep you at Play

For people with chronic pain or medical conditions, participating in sports and other activities may be out of the question, but physical therapy can help. Even for those who believe themselves to be in good physical condition, physical therapy at Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS) can enhance performance and aid in reducing the risk of…

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Physical Therapy Tips to Sleep Better

Physical Therapy Tips on How to Sleep Better with the Right Bed and Pillows For many people, getting a good night’s sleep could be as easy as changing their pillow and mattress. Anyone who spends the night tossing, turning and wakes with aches and pains would benefit from a consultation with a STARS physical therapist….

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How to Deal with Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain

How to Deal with Chronic Joint and Muscle PainFor those individuals suffering with chronic muscle and joint pain, physical therapy offers one of the best and long-lasting treatment solutions.We all have experienced at one time or another, soreness in our muscles, or pain in a joint as we’ve gotten older. Usually, it means a trip…

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Muscle Recovery with Electrical Stimulation

Watching the ESPN CrossFit games last summer, it was interesting how many television advertisements were for home electrical stimulation units being marketed for “recovery.” Electrical stimulation machines have been used for decades in collegiate, professional, and Olympic training room facilities. Over the past few years it has become increasingly apparent that small, portable devices are…

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Are you at risk for an ACL injury?

Youth sport participation is on the rise, particularly among female athletes. Approximately three quarters of American households have a child who plays organized sports.1 Getting an ACL injury is of particular concern because adolescents with major knee injuries are more prone to functional deficits, poorer quality of life, and increased risk of obesity in the…

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Concussions in Soccer

Sports-related concussions, especially concussions in soccer, have become a significant public health concern in the United States, with more attention being directed towards youth sports and in particular, potential prevention measures. This attention is warranted, as youth athletes between ages 5 and 18 account for 65% of all sport- and recreation related head injuries in U.S….

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Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy pain is inevitable.  50% of pregnant women suffer from some form of pain during pregnancy. 8% suffer from severe pain which affects their quality of life. The pain is first experienced in the first trimester. Most women recover from pregnancy pain in 6 months. However, in some women, pain lingers for a longer period…

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Physical Therapy Therapies for Life

Physical Therapy helps Your Body Heal An injury requires immediate attention and our physical therapy therapies provide extensive expertise combined with advanced technology. Depending upon the injury, heat and cold therapies may be employed and used in combination with other methods, all of which are designed to ease pain, maintain mobility and rehabilitate.  Therapies can…

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