Technology has provided new medical treatments, ways to communicate, and entertainment options, but it’s also taking a toll on the bodies of those who use it. Squinting at small screens, selfie-induced tennis elbow, and sitting hunched over computer keyboards, tablets, and video game systems are just some of the ways in which people are causing injury to themselves.
The decision to have a joint replacement is a big step involving major surgery and significant rehabilitation times. Patients will need to work closely with their surgeon and physical therapist for a return to full functionality and the new lease on life that a joint replacement can provide.
The feet bear the weight of the body upon them, but the heel of the foot receives little thought unless it begins to hurt. Pain can originate under the heel (plantar fasciitis) or the back of the heel in the Achilles tendon. Inflammation, swelling, and pain are common complaints associated with the heel.
Those who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia are happy to finally know what’s wrong, but they’re often depressed when they contemplate living with the condition. There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but physical therapy is effective in alleviating the symptoms and improving the quality of life.
Autism is often viewed as a condition of the mind, but it also has a strong physical component that can be addressed through physical therapy. People of all ages with autism often have difficulty with motor skills, along with issues concerning balance, coordination,
Many people are familiar with the term multiple sclerosis (MS), but few know just how unpredictable and disabling the disease can be. MS affects the central nervous system and disrupts the normal flow of neurological impulses between the brain and the body.
Mystery still surrounds the disease and the exact cause isn’t known,
The pandemic has disrupted our lives and created hindrance in maintaining physical health. Physical therapists are advising their patients to be creative while staying at home. They are using the internet to provide physical therapy and also providing tips to help patients remain physically active.
Many platforms are striving to provide physical therapy services to people that are isolated at home.
Physical Therapy and Post COVID-19 Recovery
COVID-19 is spreading at a fast rate and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the elderly and people who have underlying health conditions are at risk. The lockdown and social distancing measures have pushed people into a sedentary lifestyle. The result is limited functional capacity,
How We Are Keeping Our Patients Safe in The Time of The PandemicWhile COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, we are committed to making our clinic safe for visits. We want to ensure our patients’ and staff’s health, wellness, comfort, and safety are our top priorities.
Whether an individual wants to improve their heart health or needs rehabilitation following a stroke or heart attack, a physical therapist can help. The average adult has a heart that beats 72 times per minute, circulating oxygenated blood throughout the body,