Recognizing National Arthritis Month with Physical Therapy
May is National Arthritis Month; a time to raise awareness about arthritis, causes, symptoms, and treatments, and support the millions of Americans living with arthritis. Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. According to the CDC, arthritis affects more than 54 million adults in the United States. That makes it one of the leading causes of disability. But there is hope for people with arthritis. Physical therapy is a proven and effective treatm...
Posted on 2023-05-12
3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Active People to Live Better Lives
Physical therapy can provide many benefits. Athletes, performers, weekend warriors, and people who work in physically demanding jobs, as well as older individuals, can all benefit from the expertise of a physical therapist. In this blog we are focusing on 3 ways physical therapist help active people to stay that way. 1. Injury Treatment Active people can get hurt. Physical therapists have the knowledge and skills to help people recover from injuries faster. In addition to helping them to ...
Posted on 2023-04-12
3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help with Fibromyalgia
Nearly 5 million people in the United States have fibromyalgia. This chronic condition causes widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues. It can be difficult to manage and can severely impact quality of life. The best treatment plans combine exercise, modalities and education. Physical therapists are experts in all three, so they're the perfect practitioner to help! ExerciseCurrently, recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia include patient education and non-pharmacological interv...
Posted on 2023-03-20
Cold Weather Makes Warm Ups Even More Important
Warm ups are always important. They gradually raise your heart rate, and get you breathing a little faster. This sends more oxygen, energy, and nutrients to your heart, lungs, and muscles so that they can perform at optimal levels. Warm ups also get the aerobic energy system started, which can take several minutes. Getting the aerobic energy system going before activity also helps you perform better. What's different in the cold?Our bodies have a few tricks to stay warm in the cold. One of th...
Posted on 2023-02-23
Is it Acute or Chronic Back Pain?
Acute back pain lasts for a shorter length of time than chronic back pain — ongoing pain is typically announced as chronic at around six months. Both acute and chronic back pain may be dull, moderate, or severe. Additionally, sometimes minor acute pain can become chronic if it is not addressed quickly. Back pain that strikes suddenly may be frustrating, but it is the body’s way of indicating that some form of injury or condition has occurred. For instance, a soft tissue inju...
Posted on 2023-02-21
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