Hamstring Health and Physical Therapy

Hamstring Health and Physical Therapy

The body has three muscles (collectively known as the hamstring) in the back of the thigh that can be injured. The most common causes are participation in sports and athletic endeavors. The hamstring muscle helps people extend their hip and bend their knees. Once a hamstring muscle has been injured,

Mysterious Aches and Pains: Understanding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Mysterious Aches and Pains: Understanding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Do you suffer from Pain or Numbness in Your Arm and Hand?

We will examine one of the possible causes, known as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. It is a condition that causes pain in the neck, shoulders, and down the arm due to compressed nerves or blood vessels.

Suffering from an ACL Injury

Suffering from an ACL Injury

If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably heard of ACL injuries but do you know how they are treated? In a nutshell, an ACL injury is a tear in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which is a ligament inside the knee that connects your upper leg and lower leg.

COVID-19 Pain Management – Physical Therapist Important Role

COVID-19 Pain Management – Physical Therapist Important Role

COVID-19 has affected millions of people around the world causing respiratory and physical dysfunction. With a variety of symptoms coming to the surface, even people who have experienced mild symptoms may take some time to regain their physical condition and exercise capacity.

The prolonged rest and lack of mobility experienced by some patients can lead to physical deconditioning,

Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know

Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know

The ligaments surrounding the ankle are surprisingly fragile. A seemingly harmless motion has the potential to cause serious sprains. Ankle ligaments are elastic structures that hold the ankle joint together to prevent (or minimize) excessive twisting and turning that can lead to injury. These ligaments are able to stretch slightly to accommodate normal movements,

Are you Ready for a Hip Replacement Surgery

Are you Ready for a Hip Replacement Surgery

If you suffer from hip arthritis and have tried everything with no relief, then your doctor may recommend a hip replacement surgery.

So how do you know this is right for you? Ask yourself:

  • Is hip pain taking over your life?

Are Our Children Getting Too Obese?

Are Our Children Getting Too Obese?

This is one problem that hits close to home.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reports from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of overweight children between 6-19 years of age is between 17-18 percentile in the United States.

Running Injuries And How To Avoid Them

Running Injuries And How To Avoid Them

Walking, jogging, and running are excellent activities to promote health and wellness. Are you an avid jogger or runner? If so, could the way you run be hurting you?

When you run, jog or walk, each step sends shock waves up the feet,

Stroke Rehabilitation Through Physical Therapy

Stroke Rehabilitation Through Physical Therapy

A stroke can affect men and women of all ages and carries with it damaging and potentially life-threatening complications. A stroke refers to an unexpected loss of brain function that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted or when blood vessels in the brain rupture. 

Physical Therapy for Arthritic Joints

Physical Therapy for Arthritic Joints

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. This degenerative joint disease is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage, leading to bones rubbing against each other. Typically, it affects the ‘bigger’ joints in the body, like the hip, knee, shoulder, even the spine.

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