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Published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:58:53 -0500


Three Common Forms of Therapy Offered by Disability Services

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:01:57 -0500

Disability services come in many forms. Here are three common types of therapy.

Hip Impingement - Locking Hip

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:54:34 -0500

Hip impingement is a bizarre thing to experience. One moment your hip feels and works just fine, the next - seemingly after no particular exercise or movement at all, when you go to move, it locks. You quite literally cannot unbend the hip/leg joint.

Women and Various Therapies to Fight Ageing Processes

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:53:07 -0500

Women are undoubtedly the strongest creation of God since the very beginning; maybe that is the reason they go through all the unbearable pain whether it is delivering a baby or menstrual cycle or perhaps the menopause phenomenon. The way they conquer their battles gives further strength not only to them but also to the people around however they still have to keep up pace with the rapidly changing times. If on one hand, they have to look young then, on the other hand, they also have to manage their own lives as well as families.

Coping With Excessive Pain

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:00:13 -0500

Pain is an experience that we are all familiar with. Although unwanted, it plays an important role in drawing our attention to the source of physical discomfort or injury, so that it can be addressed. However, sometimes pain seems to outlast this function and stay on without apparent reason.

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:19:23 -0500

There are many benefits to physical therapy, but people often have questions about who physical therapists are and what they do. Here are answers to some of those questions.

Active Physical Therapy Against Back Pain

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:55:11 -0600

In the article are discussed the possible reasons of back pain and most common active exercises for its reduction. The sense of professional physiotherapy treatment is shown.

Why Is Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Gaining Popularity?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:03:50 -0600

Bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a form of therapy that is used to attain an optimum level of hormones in the human body. While BHRT is mainly confined to the United States, there is a significant level of interest directed towards it. What this form of therapy is believed to achieve is to improve the overall hormone levels in the body.

Lower Back Pain Treatment By Physiotherapy

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:34:08 -0600

Almost 80% of people are bound to suffer from the problem of lower back pain at some stage in their life. In today's uncomfortable lifestyle, this problem is noted as one of the common as well as most disturbing physical problems. After any episode of low back pain that has lasted between two and six weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, physiotherapy is often recommended.

The Next Step in Medical Technology - Bio Identical Hormone Replacement

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:10:59 -0600

What is Bio identical hormone replacement therapy? It is the use of supplemental dosage of hormones that have a chemical configuration matching to the hormones that the human body naturally produces. By the use of compounds that have exactly the identical chemical and molecular configuration as the key hormones physically found in the human body, this therapy aids to recover an individual's life's worth, verve and well-being.

How To Accelerate Your Knee Replacement Rehabilitation

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:06:38 -0600

Total knee replacement surgery has become one of the top orthopedic surgical procedures in the country today. With more people having the surgery to alleviate pain and help increase mobility, many of them are looking for ways to speed up their recovery in a safe manner that allows them to get back to participating in their life as soon as possible. Working with total knee replacements now for over 21 years, I have found three tips to help individuals speed up their recovery and decrease their pain while doing so.

10 Expert Tips for Avoiding Common Sports Injuries

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:06:13 -0600

Being an exhilarating and awe-inspiring field doesn't make sports an invincible world. One common downside of playing sports is the high susceptibility of the players to injuries. Being limited by injuries is not something any sports enthusiast would wish for. Getting assistance from a trained sports physiotherapist is necessary to prevent exacerbating the condition of injured parts.

Early Intervention: Physical Therapy For Infants and Toddlers

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:06:26 -0600

Many infants and toddlers struggle with developmental disabilities. Early intervention for physical therapy can help.

Hey Mel! - My Year at the Physical Therapy Department

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:05:46 -0600

Fitness and re-hab from a patient's point of view. The Angels in the Medical field deserve a great big shout-out of thanks from time to time.

Neck Traction: For A Very Holistic Approach Towards Healing

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:18:39 -0500

The neck comforter is a new innovation; it's a device that provides clinical grade traction. By using it, you can easily soothe the muscles by stretching, and heal even severe neck pain. This improves your posture, decompresses the spine and greatly improves the circulation, especially between your neck and head, and between your neck and arms. With the neck comforter, you not just improve movement in your neck, but also loosen up any stiff joint that you may have.

Neck Comforter - A Great Way to Soothe a Stiff Neck and Increase Mobility

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:55:28 -0500

We spend long hours before the computer for work, study or recreation, and sometimes, we may be on the phone for long. Driving in traffic can cause a stiff neck and another very common cause of strained neck or a pulled muscle is sleeping in awkward positions. Apart from bad posture, it is stress which can take a toll on our everyday health and can cause neck or shoulder muscles to tense up.

Why Sign Up for Rehabilitation Services Following an Injury

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:52:12 -0500

It's important to get rehabilitation services, as well. Apart from helping speed up your recovery time, it can also help you better deal with the effects of your injury mentally and emotionally.

Occupational Therapy: The Basics

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:55:42 -0500

Occupational therapy is a growing field of health and wellness that focuses on empowering people to achieve their goals. Learn more about how it can help you.

10 Solid Reasons Why Should You Consult A Physiotherapist

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:34:38 -0500

Injuries are a part of our lives, but there is no reason to make it an impediment. One should always be ready to bounce back and face the challenges. Medications are often recommended by doctors for the pain but, if one is to get any long term relief, they need to be treated appropriately, so physiotherapy is the best option for that.

How Physical Therapy Can Help a Loved One With Cerebral Palsy

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:26:36 -0500

Physical therapy as part of a cerebral palsy regimen can have many benefits. The resulting improved strength, muscle tone, and coordination can give a CP patient more personal independence.

A Glimpse Into the Importance of Physical Health

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:55:57 -0500

Today a lot of people are facing physical ailments. There has been a rise in sickness due to causes like stress, pollution, noise, adulterated food, poor sanitation etc. Even if we have the tools to stay as healthy as a horse, we cannot find the time to do that.

Chiropractic Treatment With Physical Therapy Offers Long-Lasting Relief

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:28:32 -0500

Many chiropractic doctors offer physical rehabilitation in addition to spinal manipulation. Chiropractors must undergo extensive training in physical therapy and pass national boards in order to provide such services to the public. By offering both chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy, the patient has a better chance of achieving long lasting relief from neck and back pain while maintaining a functional more productive life.

Natural Movement

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:30:34 -0500

How well do you move your body? We go though specific movement patterns each day with our bodies which can be broken down to what are known as primal movements. Dysfunction and injury in the body can often e traced to limitations within these movement patterns.

Full Shoulder Replacement? Dos and Don'ts for a Full Recovery

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:42:30 -0500

People with severe shoulder pain tend to report the most significant improvements after undergoing full shoulder replacement over other corrective measures. For many, such a drastic surgery may seem daunting. If you are a candidate for full replacement, read these dos and don'ts to pave the way to a smooth recovery.

Ways Physical Therapy Can Help

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:22:23 -0500

Physical therapy can have a variety of positive benefits for patients. When people experience an injury or illness, this treatment can help with recovery.

Psoas Muscles: Understanding Them, Releasing Them, and Integrating Them for Healthy Function

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:36:34 -0500

Your psoas muscles, your deepest core muscles, affect sitting, standing, walking and running. This article describes how they work and provides a resource for correcting psoas muscle dysfunction and pain. RELEVANT TO: groin pull pain, psoas muscle pain, iliopsoas bursitis, iliopsoas tendinitis.

Understanding Occupational Therapy

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:25:49 -0600

The practice of occupational therapy involves a three-step process. Understanding this process, dubbed "The Framework," can make the process more familiar and help patients be more in control of their own success.

Three Reasons Why Orthopedic Rehab Is Helpful

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:34:36 -0600

Following a surgery or injury, orthopedic rehab is necessary for a patient to return to pre-injury strength. Here are three reasons why.

Physiotherapy, Remediating Illnesses And Injuries

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:22:36 -0600

To treat and mend the body is what physical therapy is about. It is a specialty that helps with the management of impairments and mobility using examination, diagnosis, and prognosis. The methods used are based on the medical history of each and customized activities can be utilized so the result is improved.

Physical Wellbeing

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 06:42:06 -0600

When we talk of physical wellbeing, we aren't talking simply about the fitness of the body. Physical wellbeing is a big umbrella under which physical fitness is also a crucial point.

The Importance of Hand Grip Testing

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:55:21 -0600

Strength evaluation is a popular aspect of many thing from job application to testing susceptibility to certain disorders and disease. Using the MicroFET 2 Handheld Dyanmometer the user can quickly and accurately judge a person's grip strength and compare to norms or previous measurements to determine progress after an injury.

The Benefits of Using the MicroFET 2 When Testing Hand Grip Strength

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:52:12 -0600

There are all sorts of reasons that hand strength might need to be measured. From athletes to job applicants to rehabilitation, testing hand grip strength may be necessary to perform optimally, qualify for a job and regain function. Handheld Dynamometers are tools which can be used for measuring maximum isometric strength of the hand and forearm muscles.

Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome With Ultrasound and TENS Combination Therapy

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:24:07 -0600

In order to treat this combination of symptoms, it requires a combination of physical therapy modalities. Ultrasound therapy along with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) can be used to reduce pain, muscle spasms and increase range of motion.

How Physical Therapy Can Treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:16:40 -0600

Symptoms can start out somewhat vague. Pain may be felt in the neck and shoulder accompanied by tingling in the hand, particularly if a lot of time is spent at a computer. Hand and shoulder pain may worsen, while patients may begin to feel coldness in their fingers.

A Case Study for Multiple Pain Pathologies in a Female Client Using Chapman Reflex Activation

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:05:14 -0600

How can you effectively treat a client with multiple pain pathology? My thoughts are starting with the nervous system as it seems to be the linchpin to unravel everything else. By facilitating strength to muscles you often get return to normal length and power. This made a huge impact to this female client impacted with multiple fractures, cancer and multi-factorial pain.

How Physical Therapy Can Treat Sciatica Caused by Low Back Pain

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:40:22 -0600

Back pain is one of the most common ailments people seek out out physical therapy. With more and more people working behind a computer than ever before in history this trend is not likely to slow down. If you are looking for options to treat your back pain or Sciatica here are some popular modalities and techniques your Physical Therapist might recommend.

How to Test for Patients at Risk for Falls

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:58:38 -0600

Fall prevention is a simple way to make sure that elders and those needing assistance stay healthy, especially during the winter season. By performing some simple tests you can determine how accident prone a person is and prepare them to avoid risk.

How Personality Can Affect Patient Outcomes

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:37:06 -0600

A positive attitude from the patient as well as the healthcare provider can actually yield better results than neutral or negative attitudes. In this article we'll cover some of the basic tips and advice for adding a positive attitude into any rehab regiment.

How to Improve Patient Compliance in Physical Therapy

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:57:16 -0600

Patient compliance is a major challenge for Physical Therapists hoping to instill good habits in their patients. I've found that with a small amount of coaching and a good plan PTs can drastically improve Patient Compliance and help people stick to their goals.

How to Prevent Injury for Physical Therapists

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:52:09 -0600

Being a physical therapist requires a lot of hard work that takes its toll on the body. Physical therapists spend an inordinate amount of time on their feet and contorting their body in order to better serve their clients. While that is admirable it can leave a lasting negative impact and limit their ability to continue working. This article presents several helpful tips and tricks to take care of your own body while helping others do the same.

Tips to Give Physical Therapy Patients Working in an Office

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:27:26 -0600

Working in a physical therapy clinic can be hard work. As a health practitioner it is important for clinicians to take their own advice and stay healthy at the office. While at work stay mobile, stretch, hydrate, and keep your health in mind while helping others take care of theirs.

How Physical Therapy Helps Elderly People With Diseases

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:24:27 -0600

Physical therapy is very helpful to the elderly, especially those who are suffering from diseases. This article outlines the different ways that exercise and therapy can help elderly people who have Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis.

How to Treat the Pain Associated With Plantar Fasciitis

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:29:37 -0600

Plantar Fasciitis is a common yet very painful ailment affecting athletes and regular people alike. Usually it just takes rest and time for healing to occur but there are some new options in the Physical Therapy world that can help reduce recovery time. In this article we will discuss the top 5 ways Physical Therapy can help with Plantar Fasciitis rehabilitation.

How Multi-Layered Approaches to Patient Care Can Be Effective: A Case Study

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:14:52 -0600

Concierge medicine or hybrid healthcare are new trends in medicine today. The idea of more personalized service is appealing for many reasons. Wellness centers seem to crop up with more regularity with services like physical therapy, chiropractic, massage and acupuncture. What is unique about these clinics is the opportunity they present to create a multi-pronged approach to a patients treatment regimen. Rather than each practitioner seeing their own clients, which happens, there is also the possibility of each offering their unique set of skills to patients.

Exercise and Rehabilitation, and Rehabilitative Exercise

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:25:48 -0600

The more fit our bodies are, the less prone to injury we will be. However, this depends on various factors, and given those factors, also affects recovery and rehabilitation after an injury.

Benefits and Features of the Trigger Point Injections During Injury Treatment

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:53:30 -0500

When a patient is suffering from trigger point problems, it is quite vital that he or she, under the supervision and recommendation of his or her doctor of course, must administer trigger point injections. But, if you are suffering from staggering pains in your upper back and shoulder areas, then you can actually be suffering from trigger point pains.

How to Treat Cervical Radiculopathy With Physical Therapy Modalities

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:33:04 -0500

Cervical radiculopathy is often referred to as a pinched nerve in the neck. It is characterized by radiating pain from the neck to the shoulder, shoulder blade, arm, or hand. Patients can also experience weakness and lack of coordination in the arm and hand. From athletes, heavy laborers, and workers who use vibrating machinery to people who sit for long periods of time, or individuals with arthritis in the cervical (neck) region can be affected by cervical radiculopathy. A physical therapist can help alleviate the acute neck and arm symptoms that result from the condition, as well as improve general strength and function.

First Aid Training Programs For Your Medical Career

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:37:23 -0500

The emergency treatment or First aid is a standout amongst the most fundamental ability of a man. On the off chance that you have the capacity to give CPR when it is obliged or on the off chance that you have the capacity to give emergency treatment preparing at whatever time then this would be your greatest points of interest for your whole life.

Home Traction Devices: Letting You Save Trouble

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0500

Physical Therapy is a remarkable way to heal the body from a host of musculoskeletal afflictions, which could affect the back, the neck or any of the joints. This also works for many problems affecting our bones and muscles.

Physical Therapy Treatments for Carpal Tunnel

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:22:33 -0500

Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS) develops from nerve problems in the wrist. Symptoms of CTS include persistent pain, numbness and tingling. These symptoms progress gradually and can become debilitating.

An Overview Of Chiropractor Services

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:28:26 -0500

A chiropractor is a professional in the health care industry that focuses on treatment and diagnosis of various neuromuscular disorders and the emphasis is treatment using manual manipulation and/or adjustment of the spine. Most of these professionals aim at improving the patient's functionality and pain reduction and also to educate the patient on the ways to take care of their health by using therapies, ergonomics and exercises so as to take care of back pain. The field is seen as a complementary medicine or an alternative to medicine.

The Benefits You Get From Physiotherapy

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:38:18 -0500

Physiotherapy treatments help restore movement and function when you are affected by injury, illness or disability. Through exercise, therapy, and advice you will be able to manage pain and prevent disease.

The Route to Happiness Through Therapy

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:56:51 -0500

Studies have shown that people who feel that are realising their ambitions are the happiest. Contrary to the popular belief that money equals happiness, these individuals are unlikely to be earning the highest salary or living a glamourous celebrity life. Instead they are working hard to fulfil their goals, whilst taking time to engage with others and make a difference.

Becoming Bionic

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:17:28 -0500

The first time I broke my left knee, physical therapy had not yet arrived in my home town and my leg never achieved its full mobility. When I broke it a second time, I was told it was time to replace it. Still, I put it off until this past spring. And that's when I found out what a difference physical therapy can make. I now have a knee that works the way it should and I thank the physical therapists (and the surgeon) for that!

Osteopathy: Rid Yourself of Back Pain in a Natural Way

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:03:16 -0500

Osteopathy is an ancient alternative medicine technique that focuses on physical manipulation of muscles and tissue in your body, to try and relieve the issue at hand. It has been around for many many years and lots of people have gotten much lower back pain relief and healing from this style of treatment. Learn more about osteopathy and see if it can help you...

Elbow Tendonitis: Commonly Misunderstood Treatment for Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:29:28 -0500

COMMONLY MISUNDERSTOOD IN THE RECOVERY PLAN BY PROFESSIONALS 1. Inflammation scam: INFLAMMATION is never the cause of the pain unless it is truly a sprain. Again, ice, NSAIDs, and Corticosteroids can do more harm than good.

Tips From The Professionals To Recover From ACL Surgery

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:01:12 -0500

Recovery and healing from ACL surgery can be long process, but there are some tricks the professionals use on athletes to accelerate their recovery. These tricks are not exclusively for athletes, but can be used by everyone.

How Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers Treat Back Strains

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:33:49 -0500

One of the medical complaints doctors hear about the most are back strain injuries. This happens to athletes and non-athletes all the time. 25% of all adults have experienced lower back pain at some point in their lives and chances are you could be one of those people.

Recovering From Knee Surgery With Cryotherapy and Compresson

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:45:51 -0500

Losing mobility and the long recovery process of knee surgery can be frustrating. To facilitate a quick recovery it is important to understand your knee injury and then apply your doctor's recommendations. The recommendations your doctor may give are things such as plenty of rest, cryotherapy, compression, and healthy living habits.

The Minimum Effective Dose and Manual Therapy

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:30:39 -0500

The phrase minimum effective dose has become popularized by Tim Ferriss in his book The Four Hour Body (recommended read). Tim's definition of the minimum effective dose is - the smallest dose that will produce the desired effect or outcome. I liken the phrase to a biohack, although the minimum effective dose must be effective (the word is in the phrase!

Spinal Decompression: Vastly Effective for Healing a Host of Conditions and Disorders

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:04:46 -0500

Decompression therapy is a form of physical therapy, and is particularly effective for relief from backache. The underlying science behind spinal decompression is creating more space between adjoining vertebrae, to correspondingly overcome any underlying conditions like a pinched nerve in the back.

Cervical Traction: The Best Way to Heal a Sore Neck

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:54:29 -0500

In particular, traction therapy can be greatly effective for neck related problems. While neck traction is very often applied to ensure pain relief, there are various mechanisms by which it heals the neck.

Alternative Treatment Protocols for ACL Injuries

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:23:54 -0500

One of the most common sports injuries is the ACL tear. It is widely understood that surgery is the only means to fix an ACL tear. However, there are cases where alternative treatments are available and have shown to be just as effective as surgery.

7 Questions You Have to Ask Before Starting Physical Therapy

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:40:16 -0500

Not all physical therapists are created equal! Before starting physical therapy, ask your prospective therapist these 7 questions to guarantee you receive the best possible care at the most affordable price.

Cardiac Rehabilitation - Rejuvenating Your Heart After Heart Surgery or Attack

Fri, 15 May 2015 11:00:16 -0500

Cardiac rehabilitation also known as cardiac rehab is an organized medical program intended to help you improve your heart health and well-being after a heart attack or heart surgery to rejuvenate your heart. Cardiac rehab aims to set up personalized plan for restoring your strength, trimming down your risk for heart troubles, prevent your present condition from getting worse and improve your quality of life.

Osteopathic Treatment: Will It Help My Knee Pain?

Mon, 11 May 2015 07:10:07 -0500

A knee injury is one of the most common complaints especially among athletes. The knee includes bones, the meniscus, and ligaments. There are four bones of the knee, which are the patella, which is the kneecap, the thigh bone or femur, the tibia, and the fibula. The patella or kneecap sits on top of the knee joint itself and aids in the bending of the knee. The femur is connected to the tibia and the fibula runs just below and behind that bone.

Bad Baby Walker, Good Baby Walker

Fri, 08 May 2015 10:13:14 -0500

About bad baby walkers and how they may negatively affect child development, and the good baby walkers that promote proper development. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. However, they all have one big thing in common: they are all bad for your child development. I'm talking about bad baby walkers, the ones with the support system which suspends baby's bottoms in the air. They are marketed to make parents believe they promote walking in kids, when, in fact, they only promote trouble.

The Truth About Flexibility, Part One

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:37:02 -0500

This article deals with the role that joint and muscle flexibility have on our health. The clinical manifestations of hyper-flexibility are identified and discussed in detail.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Select a Rehabilitation Facility

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:53:56 -0500

One of the most important - and difficult - decisions you may face is the selection of a rehabilitation facility. Philosophies and capabilities can be vastly different from one facility to the next. While some facilities are traditional rehab, others are more geared toward providing nursing home-type accommodations. Look for rehab facilities that cover the entire spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services from physicians and therapists to case managers and dieticians.

Cold Water Therapy

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:49:49 -0500

How to heal quicker after exercising or weight training. A different technique to help carry on your routine.

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:04:45 -0500

Whatever you are recovering from, if it involves physical injury that needs special help then physiotherapy and rehabilitation might be just what you need. This article describes these systems of healing.

6 Reasons You May Need Physical Therapy

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:49:28 -0500

Physical therapy is not always needed only as a result of a serious accident. Learn some alternative reasons why you may need to see a physical therapist.

AlterG Treadmill - How It Helps With Injury Rehabilitation

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:07:38 -0600

Musculoskeletal injuries are quite common, particularly if you pursue an active lifestyle. Most of the renowned sports personalities have sustained major injuries at some point, which created gaps during their careers. The key to a complete and speedy recovery lies in keeping up with the practice routine without augmenting damage to the injured tissues.

What Is Trigger Point Therapy?

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:21:22 -0600

Trigger point therapy is widely used as a therapy for many issues, mostly related to pain. This article explains how the technique works, and who uses it.

What Is Myofascial Release Therapy?

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:04:56 -0600

With a plethora of different physical therapies to choose from, it can become confusing as to what to choose for your issue, and what sort of therapist to see. Myofascial release therapy is a very effective form of treatment, and it is worth learning about as well as learning what sort of practitioner uses it.

How Can Physical Therapy Help To Ease Chronic Pain?

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:25:48 -0600

Many people who are in chronic pain try to move as little as possible. They believe that the less active they are the less pain they will experience. Actually the opposite may be true. People who suffer from conditions that leave them hurting all of the time could possible benefit from physical therapy.

The New Alternative to Braces for Ankle Sprain Prevention and Rehab

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:11:07 -0600

A new, patented support that prevents ankle sprains is now available with the intent of cushioning the ankle from an inversion or "roll." Unlike a brace, it fits securely around the outside of any shoe type and allows the user to retain ankle mobility and comfort while still offering protection against sprains.

The Patient's Guide to Occupational Therapy

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:32:40 -0600

Occupational therapy is an important part of a patient's recovery. It is important to know what is expected and how to best achieve the goal of mobility and function.

Three Athletic Injuries and the Sports Medicine Techniques That Treat Them

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:47:40 -0600

Athletes exert themselves all the time, which increases their risk for injury. Sports medicine experts know the best ways to treat common problems like stress fractures, strains, sprains, and tennis elbow, no matter how mild or serious these conditions may be.

Facts About Rehabilitation

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:36:43 -0600

After any injury, surgery or illness, you will go through a process called rehabilitation. This process is where your body gets time to rest, exercise, deal and move on with what has happened. During this process, many of the skills that were lost due to sickness or injury will be relearnt and regained.

Important Information When Choosing Lower Back Exercises

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01:49 -0600

The presentation of back pain in every individual is different and may arise from different origin; therefore the therapeutic exercises to fix it in different individuals will be different too. If you don't experience any pain; just mild stiffness or tension, then you are usually safe using most of the strengthening and stretching exercises. It is always safer to consult the physiotherapist to make sure that your exercise program is correctly chosen for your individual needs. If you experience any sharp tingling, numbness or shooting radiating pain from the spine to the limbs or from the spine to the chest area, these types of symptoms suggest the nerve involvement. So whenever you have back pain especially sharp in nature, try to consult the back specialist who will advise you the type of lower back exercises which are good for you and the ones you should avoid.

3 Tips to Help Improve Home Health Exercise Compliance In Physical Therapy

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:53:25 -0600

One of the biggest challenges a physical therapist can have in the home health setting is getting the patient to be compliant with the home exercise program that has been issued. Of course there are a number of factors involved and, the patients overall determination to improve and if they are internally motivated will play a large part in exercise compliance.

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During Physical Therapy

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:52:53 -0600

When faced with your first physical or occupational therapy session you may experience nervous or excited emotions due to the fact that this will be a new experience for you. However, you will soon learn that therapy sessions typically consist of a lot of strenuous, physical work. The procedures, treatments, and exercises you undergo while in therapy may be strenuous, and at times even mildly painful. Here are five tips for staying motivated to get through your therapy sessions.

Occupational Therapy for Those With Anxiety Disorders

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:54:27 -0600

Occupational therapy is an effective tool in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Proper care can often provide individuals with improved quality of life and day-to-day functionality.

A Patient's Guide to Occupational Therapy

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:03:27 -0600

When undergoing a rehabilitation program, your care team will likely consist of a variety of specialized individuals, from your general practice doctor, nurses and home health aides, and a physical or occupational therapist. This team works together to provide you with the treatment and care you need to restore your functional and motor control abilities, as well as your independence. If you are expecting to undergo occupational therapy, here is a guide for what you can expect.

How Long Will A Knee Replacement Last

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 07:16:07 -0600

There is always concerns among a patient when they are about to receive a knee replacement for the first time. Among the many questions you will have regarding the surgical procedure is how long will the knee replacement last? After all, this is major surgery and you do not want to go through this again anytime soon correct? Assuming your surgeon has completed the surgery correctly in regards to aligning the knee components, your habits will pay a big part in dictating how long the surgical procedure will last. In most cases 15-20 years is not unheard of with today's surgical procedures.

Physiotherapy Heals Sports Injuries and Knee Disorders Suffered by Runners

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:48:55 -0600

Sports injuries cause a majority of sports person and sprinters to opt for physiotherapy as per the guidance of eminent medical professionals. Surgeries consume more time in healing major injuries; in comparison, physiotherapy takes lesser time to heal the minor ones. Healing through physiotherapy also doesn't affect the carrier of sportsmen.

Why You Should Go for Hijama Therapy

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:25:22 -0600

Hijama is an ancient Islamic therapy, which was discovered in the medieval era. It purifies the blood and improves its flow, which causes a reduction in pain. The modern science also approved the efficiency of Hijama.

Improve Your Posture In No Time With A Posture Corrector

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:24:42 -0600

The muscle tone and shape of the spine take center stage in defining one's posture. In as much as it is naturally possible for the majority of people to attain an upright posture, there are individuals who find it hard to. It might be because of the nature of their job that entails sitting in a slouched position for long in front of a work desk. It is something that can also arise from muscle problems and spinal diseases. In the medical case, additional support might be necessary and this is where the posture braces come into the picture.

Physiotherapy: What Conditions Does It Treat?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:19:28 -0600

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession dedicated to restoring a patient's movement and function. By providing medical expert advice, manual therapy and physical education, movement and function is restored. Certain movement and exercises are promoted to help patients manage pain and improve their lifestyles for long. Physiotherapists help patients who suffer from injuries, disabilities, and certain illnesses.

Total Knee Replacement and Physical Therapy

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:07:07 -0600

What is a total knee replacement and how long does it take to recover? This article briefly discusses what to expect from a total knee replacement and the importance of physical therapy.

Human and Mechanical (Robotic) Physical Therapy - Why You Need Both of Them

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:33:51 -0600

Learn the benefits of human and robotic physical therapy. Both are important aspects of a modern physical therapy treatment plan.

Reasons Why One May Need Physical Therapy

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:35:18 -0600

Learn the various conditions which may benefit from physical therapy. These include injury, surgery, and arthritis. Physical therapy can help you have a better quality of life with less pain and greater mobility.

Post Season

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:14:43 -0600

Today we are going to be talking about the post season. I'm on the east coast, so now it's starting to get cold as we move into winter. Many of the tri athletes that I work with are now going into post season. What I want you to focus on in this post season is learning and gaining proper new movement patterns. Everyone knows about how the hips are supposed to move and the hip flexors that can be tight. Yet I want you to start focusing on the soft tissue work. Start working with the foam rolling in a sequence of events that is always going to get an area to open. Look at how your hips move and work with the hip flexors. I want you to start gaining more access to it.

How Hospitals Help With Rehabilitation

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:56:10 -0600

Hospitals provide many rehabilitation services for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. When surgery isn't enough to completely solve a problem, experienced medical personnel can help you or a loved one recover completely.

Physical Therapy - A List of Methods Often Used by Experts

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:38:09 -0600

Learn the various methods used in physical therapy. Also learn the benefits of each method. Physical therapy is used for treatment of a wide variety of conditions and should always be done under the guidance of a physician.

Excellent Tips To Attain Complete Fitness

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:14:52 -0500

Are you struggling to attain complete fitness for a long time? Are you exercising for months without achieving significant results? If you are finding real information to get fit then you have landed at the right place.

Maintaining Life Long Fitness After Physical Therapy

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:38:53 -0500

Once your scheduled Physical Therapy after a medical event or total joint replacement surgery is over, you should strongly consider adding a fitness program to your daily routine to help improve your overall health and fitness. Maintaining life long fitness should be everyone's goal to help live a long productive life as we age.

How Long Does Pain Last After Knee Replacement Surgery?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:40:02 -0500

The length of time someone experiences knee pain after knee replacement surgery will vary for each person. The reasons can be many however some of the main factors are a persons bodyweight, how consistent they were in the physical rehabilitation after surgery and, their overall prior level of function, strength, and attitude.

The Dangerous Effects of Stress

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:16:15 -0500

Stress seems to have a way of making it into everyday life. Whether it is that long commute home, looming deadlines at work or fighting with family members over dinner plans or whose turn it is to wash the dishes, it is certainly a way of life for many people. The effects of prolonged stress, however, may be more damaging than many may think.

Common Cause of Back Pain and How to Treat It

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:56:20 -0500

Low back pain affects nearly everyone in their life at some point. learn how to avoid that by doing nothing more than sitting, standing, sleeping the correct way plus one simple exercise for 5-6 repetition every day.