Physical Therapy: Wet or Dry?

Physical Therapy: Wet or Dry? When you are in pain, floating around weightless in a pool of warm water—the rationale behind aquatic therapy—sounds appealing. Therapeutic water programs allow us to restore function and strength without having to fight gravity, while bringing the benefits of the natural pain-relieving aspects of water. For those who have weight-bearing…

Posted by Rebecca Thompson in PT eDigest

Subchondroplasty: Filling the Void in Your Knee

Subchondroplasty: Filling the Void in Your Knee Made up of bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles and fluid, the knee works like a complex machine. If one part of the machine is not working properly, intense discomfort can ensue. One of these system malfunctions is a bone marrow lesion, a microfracture or swelling in the soft…

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News Flash: Physical Therapy Relieves Menopausal Symptoms

News Flash: Physical Therapy Relieves Menopausal Symptoms If you are starting to experience symptoms of menopause, you may wonder whether physical therapy can help in some way. The answer is yes! We can customize treatments to address the areas the most important to your current and future health. Physical therapy can help with these common…

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Use Your Head with Concussions

Use Your Head with Concussions In recent years, concern has risen about the long-term impact of concussions, traumatic brain injury usually brought about by direct impact to the head or by severe, violent shaking of the upper body. In most cases, a concussion has little to no lasting effect, but repeated or severe blows can…

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Walking Away from Flatfoot

Walking Away from Flatfoot With all the use they get on a daily basis, your feet take a lot of wear and tear over the years. As a result, you may develop posterior tibial tendonitis(also known as adult acquired flatfoot). The posterior tibial tendon begins in the calf and runs along the inside of the ankle….

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Back Pain from pushing stroller

Question: How can I take care of my neck and back when I push my child in a stroller?Answer: Pushing a stroller is part of normal daily tasks for parents.When pushing the stroller, stay as close as possible, allowingyour back to remain straight, and your shoulders back. Your entirebody should provide the force to push the stroller,…

Posted by Rebecca Thompson in Healthy Advice