Heel Pain And How Physical Therapy Can Help!

Have you ever experienced heel pain for no apparent reason? One of the causes of pain in your heel is a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. The plantar fascia serves as a “shock absorber” for the arch of…

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout the United States and STARS Physical Therapy in Idaho wants to make you aware about breast cancer screening. It is important to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  Although many great strides have been made…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

In October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can help improve and restore motion to your life. This recognition is an opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in helping you to improve your quality of life by keeping healthy, fit, and active, and avoiding…

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Bicycle Injuries

Cycling is an activity with high levels of participation, and which is growing in popularity. There is an international push to increase cycling participation.1 This is due to the inherent health, environmental, and transport benefits of cycling.1,2,3 The low-impact nature of cycling makes it an appropriate component of rehabilitation, as well as a fitness activity…

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Summer Heat and Arthritis

  During the hot, summer months, arthritis can flare up. The heat and humidity cause joints to swell, increasing inflammation and stiffness within the affected area. In order to help you mitigate the pain and reduce inflammation and stiffness, Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services offers arthritis management techniques. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists can…

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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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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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