Category Archives: Physical Therapy

What can Physical Therapy do for you?

There are quite a few misconceptions out in the general public about what physical therapy is. Do therapists just give massages? Or tell patients to do exercises and stretch? Or that they are in pain and can’t come to PT but rather must see a doctor. Well, although physical therapists are trained and do perform


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Tips for Fall Prevention

Falls can cause significant injury as well as reduce your independence. Injury due to a fall can make daily living difficult and exhausting. According to the APTA, one third of people over the age of 65 and about one half of people over the age of 80 will fall at least once this year. Physical


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Cervical Traction For Neck Pain

Cervical Traction For Neck Pain

Many people suffer from acute and chronic neck pain that may radiate into the shoulders and even sends pain, tingling, and numbness into the hands and fingers that limits head movements which in turn can make simple everyday activities such as bathing, driving, and sleeping, painful and laborious. One treatment that can be used is


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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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