Back Pain and Physical Therapy

Take Care of Your Back with Physical Therapy The spine is a complicated biomechanical structure that supports the weight of the body. It allows people to bend, twist, walk and move, yet it’s one of the most abused and misunderstood areas of the body.Physical therapy provides effective methods to relieve back pain, treat injuries and…

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Back Surgery? STARS Physical Therapist have you covered!

SURGERY? We have your back! Spinal fusion is a type of surgery that permanently connects two or more vertebrae in the spine. It eliminates motion and immobilizes that part of the spine to correct a number of conditions for improved stability and to reduce pain. The services of a physical therapist following surgery helps with…

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The Role Of Physical Therapy in Knee Injuries

When there is a direct impact to the knee (commonly seen in sports injuries), the knee joint can twist or stretch beyond its normal capacity causing ligament tears (sprains), muscle injury (strains) or cartilage injuries. Inflammation of protective cushioning in the knee joint (meniscus) or fluid filled sacs inside the knee joint (bursitis) can also…

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Physical Therapy for Total Hip Replacement

PRE AND POST-OPERATIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip joint with a new artificial/prosthetic implant. Physical therapy is essential before and after surgery in order to minimize complications. Therapy also reduces recovery time and restores hip joint function as quickly as possible….

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Snowboarder’s Fracture

What to Know About Ankle Injuries in Snowboarding By Alexander Golant, MD Despite being a relatively young sport, snowboarding has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years with an estimated 8.2 million people participating. Most common snowboarding injuries include those to the upper extremities, specifically to the wrist and hand. In terms of lower extremity…

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Fibula Fracture

Fibula is a slender and long bone located on the outside of the lower leg, from outside and underneath the knee and extends down to form the outside of the ankle joint. Next to the fibula bone is the tibia, which is thicker. It forms the base of the knee called the tibial plateau and…

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