Therapy for Treatment of Ganglion Cyst

Do you have a bump on the wrist your physician called a ganglion cyst? These soft-tissue fluid-filled lumps are usually harmless, generally painless and often go away on their own. However, some can become painful and will need to be drained or surgically removed. Once the ganglion has reduced in size, STARS therapists can aid…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

Healing a Broken Fibula Through Walking and Physical Therapy

A broken fibula may be very painful, but sitting on the couch and letting it heal on its own is probably not the best approach. While your fibula—the long, thin outside bone of your lower leg—is healing, you should stay mobile through the use of a walking boot and physical therapy. Although the fibula is…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

National Headache Awareness Week

The first week of June is National Headache Awareness Week and while headaches may not necessarily be an expected topic at a rehabilitation office, STARS’ Physical Therapists offer numerous strategies to combatting the nuisance that headaches are. Different things such as sitting at a desk all day with your shoulders hunched, or standing on your…

Posted by Kate Mason in PT eDigest, PT in Motion

National Cancer Survivors Day (June 3)

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer or they themselves have been diagnosed with it. According to the National Cancer Institute, in the year 2016 alone, “there were an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States.” On June third, we recognize and celebrate all of those who have survived cancer….

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and STARS can provide you with information and treatments for it! First there are a few things about pelvic health. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that work together to perform optimal bladder, bowel and sexual function. When the muscles are unable to perform cohesively, either after prostate…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

How Can STARS Help with Diabetes Management?

Diabetes can affect anyone at any age, and can be related to physical problems such as weakness, loss of endurance, obesity, balance problems, and sedentary lifestyle. Physical activity and exercise are important and effective ways to lower high blood glucose levels. Physical therapists help people with diabetes improve or avoid related problems, and can teach…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest