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Physical Therapy for Knee Pain: What to Expect

The human knee is a hinge joint that connects the shin (tibia) to the thigh bone (femur), with the kneecap (patella) at the front of the joint. The knee contains four ligaments and two shock absorbers known as menisci. Knee pain can be caused by many factors including strain, injury, and repetitive stress, though occasionally no specific cause can be found. […]

By | 2018-09-14T14:43:05+00:00 September 14th, 2018|physical therapy for knee pain|

Physical Therapy for Muscle Imbalance: What to Expect

Most people come to physical therapy to heal from an injury or surgery, or to get relief from a chronic condition such as arthritis. Yet physical therapy has benefits for virtually everyone. Regardless of your current level of fitness, you may experience recurring aches and pains or even stiffness in one or more areas of your body. In many cases, these pains are caused by muscle imbalances that physical therapy can treat. […]

By | 2018-09-07T17:41:38+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Muscle Imbalance|

7 Reasons to Visit a Physical Therapy Clinic

Physical therapy is a broad field that can assist people of all ages who suffer from injuries, illnesses, or chronic conditions that limit their functional movement. A highly customized physical therapy program can restore your previous level of functioning, improve your overall health and fitness, and reduce your risk of future injury. Physical therapy is considered a safe and conservative approach to managing the effects of many different medical conditions on muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Here are 7 reasons to visit a physical therapy [...]

By | 2018-08-31T17:43:30+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Reasons to Visit a Physical Therapy Clinic|

Physical Therapy for Sciatica: What You Need to Know

Pain that travels through the sciatic nerve from the lower back into the leg, sciatica can also cause tingling, numbness, and weakness. The pain generally appears on one side and is worsened by sitting, though standing and walking can also be challenging. Sciatica is not a medical condition, but is a symptom of another condition such as spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease. Therefore, it is important to diagnose and treat the underlying condition. However, physical therapy can also ease the pain of sciatica and reduce [...]

By | 2018-08-28T20:00:19+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sciatica|

Why Sports Physical Therapy Is Important

Research shows that sports have a laundry list of benefits, from learning to work as a team to boosting self confidence to improving overall health. Professional athletes can even make significant amounts of money from their chosen sport. Yet anytime you push your body to excel, you increase your risk for injury. Physical therapy should be an integral part of your sports program for three key reasons. Performance Boost Physical therapy is designed to identify areas of weakness or poor fitness, and to improve their functionality [...]

By | 2018-06-28T13:46:57+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Sports Physical Therapy|

Understanding What a Physical Therapist Does

A physical therapist, or PT, is a healthcare professional who focuses on the science of movement. PTs work with patients throughout the lifespan who face injuries or illnesses that limit their functional movement. Physical therapy is a dynamic and ever-evolving profession that uses research-based scientific theory to restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical functioning. Phases of Physical Therapy Physical therapy begins with a thorough examination and evaluation. Depending on your unique situation, your physical therapist might ask you to walk, bend, or stretch in specific ways. [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:04:24+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Physical Therapy|

Physical Therapy After Surgery: What You Need to Know

Physical therapy is a key component of recovering from several types of surgery. It can get you back on your feet faster and help to ensure a full recovery. Your exact physical therapy program will depend on the type of surgery you have, as well as your overall physical condition and individual needs. Regardless, though, physical therapy after any type of surgery follows the same general progression. Post-Surgery Your physical therapy program will likely begin as soon as your surgery is over, before you are released [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:03:27+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, physical therapy after surgery|

Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Back pain can make everyday living difficult, from needing to take pain medication that makes you drowsy to facing challenges with completing daily tasks. Fortunately, physical therapy can help reduce back pain and improve your quality of life with relative ease. Here are some of the ways that physical therapy can help clients with back pain. Less Risky than Surgery Physical therapy is less risky (and expensive) than back surgery to correct back pain. In some cases, attending physical therapy on a regular basis is enough [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:02:01+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Back Pain|

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused by many different abnormalities in the physical structures of the shoulders, upper back, and/or neck. For those who play sports or sit hunched over a computer all day, muscle spasms are often to blame. Injuries such as whiplash, and chronic issues such as a pinched nerve or a herniated disc, can also cause neck pain. Fortunately, physical therapy can generally relieve neck pain regardless of the cause. Of course, you should always be evaluated by a physician first to rule out [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:58:50+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Neck Pain|

Can Electrotherapy Help with my Back Pain?

Electrotherapy is more common than people may think, and the use of electricity in healing has its place. The most common form of electrotherapy is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). TENS is most commonly used for back pain. Small electrodes carry current into the skin and bring relief to those with back pain. Of all the back pain most people have, sciatica is most common. The sciatic nerve runs down from the lower back into the leg. It has various symptoms from a burn to a [...]

By | 2017-05-21T03:06:22+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Back Pain|