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Having Surgery Soon? Take Preventative Measures With Pre-hab

June 20th, 2020

Are you in need of surgery in the near future? Do you have a physically demanding job or sport that puts you at risk of injury? Are your muscles and joints simply not what they used to be, becoming frail and weak? If you identify with any of these scenarios, you should consider preventative rehabilitation,

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Does Your Sciatica Need Physical Therapy Intervention? These 3 Reasons Will Tell You It Might

June 10th, 2020

Your sciatic nerves run from your lower back down your legs. People who suffer from sciatica typically describe a “shooting pain” sensation on one side of their body.  While this condition does not always require medical treatment, physical therapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of your other uncomfortable symptoms.  How can physical

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Why Use Opioids When You Can Find Natural Relief?

May 20th, 2020

We’re all aware of the opioid crisis plaguing the nation. It’s scary – it’s as if every time we turn on the news, we hear another story about the epidemic.  Approximately 11.5 million people in the United States misused the painkilling drugs they were prescribed, costing an estimated $504 million in economic costs. According to

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Do You Know The Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

May 10th, 2020

We’ve all been there – walking down the street, not paying attention when suddenly your ankle slips off the curb. There’s immediate pain, but it’s difficult to determine if it’s an injury that will go away on its own with a little RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) treatment, or if a visit to the doctor

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7 Easy Ways to Increase Your Activity and Live Healthy

April 20th, 2020

Do you move every day? Doing so can increase your lifespan, improve your mood, help you maintain a healthy weight, increase your strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance, and help you manage chronic pain and other health conditions. Regular physical activity is so important that our physical therapy team is always looking for tips to offer

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5 Tips to Help Quarantine Become Less of a Pain in the Neck

April 10th, 2020

Has your neck been hurting since being quarantined at home? If so, you are not alone. As we all have to learn how to become accustomed to new ways of living for the time being, it can be easy to fall into a sedentary lifestyle. Poor posture from sitting on the couch watching TV, staring

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Are You Suffering from Chronic Pain? Understand How PT Can Help.

March 20th, 2020

Chronic back pain is pain that persists for three months and longer. This type of pain can be due to a variety of reasons, including arthritis of the spine, aging, disc problems and myofascial pain syndrome. With arthritis of the spine, there is a slow thinning of the cartilage inside the spine which can cause

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You Are What You Eat — and Good Nutrition Can Help You Feel Good

March 10th, 2020

In your everyday struggle against pain and inflammation, do you reach for a pill bottle, or do you seek healthy lifestyle changes? The latter choice will do more for you in terms of long-term function, mobility and safety. But what kinds of lifestyle changes should you pursue? In addition to regular exercise, including the types

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Did You Know Stretching Could Benefit Your Health in These 5 Ways?

February 20th, 2020

Stretching is an important part of physical therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions. Strength and endurance are both undeniably important; however, stretching is a crucial part of anyone’s exercise regimen, whether you are an athlete or someone coping with aches and pains.  Stretching helps in increasing flexibility, which can

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Need to Reduce Stress Related Headaches? Physical Therapy Can Help.

February 10th, 2020

They can impact your quality of life and make it difficult to function normally. Luckily, headache relief can be found through physical therapy. Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world? Your trained physical therapist will work with you to provide pain relief from headaches, in addition to

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