Pulling Your Groin Falling On The Ice

Whether you play hockey or your foot slips while you’re walking across an icy driveway, stretching one of your inner thigh muscles past its normal limits can cause significant pain. Most groin pulls occur when you move your leg with a fast and forceful motion or your leg changes direction rapidly. The level of pain…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice

Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad is a group of interrelated conditions that affect female athletes, particularly teenage athletes. It is widely believed that an energy imbalance is the cause, combined with competitive forces. This disrupts eating patterns and body image for female athletes. Despite the fact that this is common in athletes, several aspects of the…

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Where Does Physical Therapy Stand on Foot Drop Treatment

While there is good foot drop treatment, the causes can be serious. Foot drop syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by weak muscles in the front of the lower leg. This can result in partial or total loss of control over the foot. This affects the ability to lift the foot at the ankle. Damage…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

Parkinson’s Disease: How Therapy Can Help

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that progressively affects movement in the body. Daily functional tasks such as,  walking, swallowing and turning over in bed, can be hindered by Parkinson’s Disease. Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies can help reduce the disability brought on by Parkinson’s. How can a Physical Therapist help? Educate patients on strategies…

Posted by Ty Pena in Healthy Advice

Diagnoses commonly seen in an orthopedic clinic that should be considered for referral to Hand Therapy

Wrist fractures Wrist fractures should be referred to hand therapists as the mechanism of injury that causes wrist fracture typically causes some soft tissue injury as well. Complications following wrist fractures can include instability between carpal rows, between radius and ulna or between the distal aspect of the radius and ulna and the proximal aspect…

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. 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 in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. It is important to stress that women need to be…

Posted by Kate Mason in Company News, Healthy Advice