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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