Treating a Jammed Finger

Many people have jammed a finger at some point in their lives. While these injuries often occur when playing sports such as basketball, they can also be the result of falling onto an outstretched hand or catching your finger between two objects. While a jammed finger may appear to be a minor injury, they can…

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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 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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June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and STARS can provide you with information and treatments for it! First there are a few things about pelvic health. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that work together to perform optimal bladder, bowel and sexual function. When the muscles are unable to perform cohesively, either after prostate…

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How Can STARS Help with Diabetes Management?

Diabetes can affect anyone at any age, and can be related to physical problems such as weakness, loss of endurance, obesity, balance problems, and sedentary lifestyle. Physical activity and exercise are important and effective ways to lower high blood glucose levels. Physical therapists help people with diabetes improve or avoid related problems, and can teach…

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Saint Alphonsus Healthy Aging Expo

National Senior Health and Fitness day is May 29th–Exercise is an important part of a good health at every age; however, many older adults don’t get the recommended amounts of physical activity. Staying active can boost vitality, help maintain strength and flexibility, improve mental function, reduce your risk for health problems, and even help relieve…

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Stroke Recovery With Physical Therapy

A Stroke occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to an area of the brain, resulting in death of brain cells and damage to the brain. This can result in a variety of symptoms. These can range from weakness and altered sensation to paralysis and complete loss of sensation. While traditional medicine helps in the…

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