Category Archives: Physical Therapy

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Are Orthotics For You?

Variations in foot structure, such as flat- or high-arched feet, have long been recognized to cause stress on muscles, ligaments, and bones that can result in injury. Although there are many variations of flat- or high-arched feet that may or may not be functionally abnormal, studies have demonstrated that flat- or high-arched feet increase the

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Trigger Point Release

What is a Trigger Point? According to Saleet Jafri, M. who wrote Mechanisms of Myofascial Pain, a trigger point is a focal area in muscle that appears stiff and hypercontracted and is particularly painful when palpated. It is also ”a focus of hyperirritability in a tissue that, when compressed, is locally tender and, if sufficiently

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Physical Therapy Modalities And Durable Medical Equipment: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)

Perhaps you have been receiving physical therapy treatment and have heard your therapist use the word “TENS” while working with you or have been given a TENS unit for home use. Or maybe you have seen the Icy Hot commercials advertising their new Smart Relief Tens. TENS stands for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation” and is

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Balance 101

What is balance? Balance is the ability to maintain the body’s center of mass over its base of support or the even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. How does it work? Continue Reading

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