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Rehabilitation Helps Athletes Return To Their Sport Quickly & Safely

February 1, 2023
About 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day, and in most of these incidents, sports are involved. Ankle sprains represent the most common injury in sports, as they account for a whopping 45% of all sports-related injuries. But this risk varies widely…


Diet & Exercise Can Help With High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease

January 25, 2023
Every 34 seconds, one American dies from cardiovascular disease. This makes cardiovascular disease—or heart disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women and for most ethnic and racial groups, with about 700,000 people dying from it eac…


Studies Show Exercise Is Effective For Frozen Shoulder

January 18, 2023
Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a condition that occurs when scar tissue forms within the shoulder. This causes the shoulder capsule to thicken and tighten around the shoulder joint and reduces the amount of space for the shoulder to move with…


Physical Activity is Safe & Encouraged For Knee Osteoarthritis

January 10, 2023
Knee osteoarthritis is an extremely common disorder that involves the cartilage in a knee joint. In a normal knee, the ends of each bone are covered by cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones from one another and absorbs shock during impact.…


Nonsurgical Treatment Can Help Patients Overcome Lower Back Pain

January 3, 2023
There are few musculoskeletal conditions that can compete with back pain when it comes to sheer numbers. As one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor, about 25% of Americans have dealt with back pain in just the past three months, and up to 80%…


How to Stay Committed To Your New Year's Resolution for 2023

December 27, 2022
With New Year’s Eve just right around the corner, we thought now would be a great time to talk about resolutions. Many people see the new year as a clean slate and a fresh opportunity to start the year off on the right foot—and stay on it—over the proceed…


Wondering the Benefits of Physical Activity? We Got You Covered!

December 20, 2022
If there’s one thing nearly everyone knows about exercise, it’s that we all need it if we want to be healthy. This association is undoubtedly common knowledge by this point, but what some may fail to fully understand is just how far these benefits go. Res…


Using A Cane Or Walker Can Help Improve Your Balance & Mobility

December 13, 2022
Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in older adults, and the likelihood of falling increases each year as various health conditions become more common. One in three adults over the age of 65 and one in two adults over 85 will fall at least o…


Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Heart, Lung & Balance Problems

December 6, 2022
When asked about physical therapists and what types of conditions they treat, most people probably think about ankle sprains, back pain, ACL and meniscus tears, rotator cuff issues, broken bones, and possibly sports injuries overall. While these and oth…


Part 4: Common Wrist & Elbow Conditions Treated By Physical Therapists

November 22, 2022
In the final newsletter of our series, we’re focusing on the wrist and elbow. The elbow is the link between the upper and lower arm, and it can be subjected to repeated stress from many daily activities. As a result, most elbow-related injuries that physi…


Part 3: Common Knee Conditions Treated By Physical Therapists

November 15, 2022
The knee is the next region of the body we’re going to examine, as it ranks up there with the back, neck, and shoulder as a hot spot for musculoskeletal pain. Knee pain is especially common in athletes of sports that involve lots of cutting motions and is…


Part 2: Common Shoulder Conditions Treated By Physical Therapists

November 8, 2022
For the next installment of our newsletter series, we’re focusing on shoulder pain, which can be extremely disabling. Whether or not you realize it, you use your shoulder almost constantly, as it permits practically any movement that involves your arms. T…


Part 1: Musculoskeletal Disorders & Common Back & Neck Issues

November 1, 2022
With the end of the year fast approaching, now is a great time to see a physical therapist it you’re trying to get the most out of your healthcare plan. We suggest you take a few minutes to review your health insurance policy and check on your benefit sta…


Physical Therapists Use Specialized Techniques To Treat Vertigo

October 25, 2022
As we discussed in our first newsletter, vertigo is the feeling that things are moving, rotating, rocking, or spinning when a person and their environment are completely still. It occurs when there is a problem with the vestibular system that interferes w…


Physical Therapy Is Usually The Best Choice for Jaw Pain

October 18, 2022
There are 22 bones in the face and head, but the lower jawbone—or mandible—is the only one of these that can move. The mandible connects to the temporal bone of the skull at two points just in front of each ear through the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A…


Physical Therapy Can Effectively Treat Jaw Pain, Headaches & Vertigo

October 11, 2022
The jaw is an area that doesn’t generally get much attention as some other parts of the body, but jaw problems are more common than you probably think. A class of jaw-related issues called temporomandibular disorders affect millions of Americans each year…


For National Physical Therapy Month, We Recognize Our Practice

October 4, 2022
October is National Physical Therapy Month, which is recognized and celebrated by physical therapists throughout the country every year. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of the important role physical therapists play in reducing pain, imp…


Research Shows Prevention Programs Can Reduce The Risk Of Falls

September 27, 2022
As we’ve shown over the last few posts, falls are one of the greatest dangers to the over-65 population, and suffering from just one fall can lead to an unfortunate cascade of consequences that will significantly impact one’s health status. But we’ve also…


Physical Therapists Can Help Reduce Your Risk For Falls

September 20, 2022
Falls are scary, and they can be disabling in a variety of ways. Directly, they often result in injuries that can make it difficult to move and function normally. Indirectly, they can create a significant fear of falling in many individuals, which in tu…


Unpacking The Magnitude And Scope Of Falls In Older Adults

September 6, 2022
Although falls in the elderly result in nearly one million hospitalizations and tens of billions in healthcare spending each year, many people are still not properly informed about the scope of the problem or what they can do to address it. This gap in kn…