Physical Therapy

How Physical Therapy for High School Athletes Can Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

Sports have a variety of health and social benefits, so it’s no surprise that over half of all boys and girls over the age of six are involved in team athletics. Being a part of a team teaches all sorts of life lessons, including problem solving and communication, as well as boosting self-confidence and improving grades in school. Later in life, becoming a professional athlete might very well be a promising career. However, physical exertion is not without its risk of injury. Here’s how physical therapy [...]

By |2019-09-23T23:59:04+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Physical Therapy, Sports Physical Therapy|

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+00:00August 28th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Sciatica|

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+00:00February 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 [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:22:37+00:00February 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, physical therapy after surgery|

In His Own Words: Cincinnati Bengals’ Mohamed Sanu Discussing His Success Working with Trainer Ivan Candelaria

Ivan Candelaria MS, ATC, is one of the most sought after sports rehab specialist in the North East. He has a growing clientele of NFL Football players and he approaches all of his clientele with the same level of intensity just as he would do with his own child. Ivan guides all of his clientele through their rehab and fitness process, and takes care to guide through a program tailored to helping him/her play their sport better. How did you meet Ivan? He was always talking [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:43:38+00:00July 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

What to Expect When You Visit a Physical Therapist

Patients are sometimes hesitant when it comes to physical therapy. Not knowing what to expect or feeling nervous about being pushed too far can be intimidating. It is important to know that you are in control. Your physical therapist is there to evaluate your symptoms and perform appropriate treatment techniques. At the beginning of your first appointment, your physical therapist will ask you a number of questions. They will then do a detailed examination and evaluate your strength, balance, posture, heart rate and anything else that [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:32:56+00:00July 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy|