Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – How Physical Therapy can help!

TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury and Life Changing Physical Therapy Physical therapy can be a life-changing treatment for people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is diagnosed when an injury to the brain damages or changes the way it functions. Blows to the head, car crashes and falls are the most common…

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Multiple Sclerosis, Physical Therapy and You

Many people are familiar with the term multiple sclerosis (MS), but few know just how unpredictable and disabling the disease can be. MS affects the central nervous system and disrupts the normal flow of neurological impulses between the brain and the body. Mystery still surrounds the disease and the exact cause isn’t known, making it…

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How Physical Therapy can help with Fibromyalgia Pain

Let Physical Therapy Reduce Your Fibromyalgia Pain Those who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia are happy to finally know what’s wrong, but they’re often depressed when they contemplate living with the condition. There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but physical therapy is effective in alleviating the symptoms and improving quality of life. No one knows for sure…

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Physical Therapy for Total Joint Replacement

New JOINT New You! The decision to have a joint replacement is a big step involving major surgery and significant rehabilitation times. Patients will need to work closely with their surgeon and physical therapist for a return to full functionality and the new lease on life that a joint replacement can provide. Knee and hip…

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Patella Instability – Surgery?

Patella Instability: When Should Surgery Be Considered?by Seth Sherman, MD Patella dislocation is the second most common cause of traumatic knee injury behind an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The patella or “kneecap” may dislocate (i.e., pop out of place) during sports participation. This may be the result of a contact/collision or a non-contact injury…

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Return to Play after ACL surgery

Return to Play After ACL Reconstructionby Arun Ramappa, MD Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries sustained by athletes.1 Hearing news of this injury is often overwhelming for athletes as they know they will have to put their recreational or competitive careers on hold to allow for…

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