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Should I see my physical therapist?. You may ask yourself this question after an injury or when you start experiencing pain. If you don’t, maybe you should. And if you do, how long does it take for you to act on it? Research studies have consistently correlated improved outcomes and lower associated healthcare costs when patients receive physical therapy treatment within one month from the onset of pain. That means patients respond better and faster to treatment when physical therapy is s...
Posted on 2017-10-01
When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a bulging disc, muscle strain or did you just plain over do it? Being a physical therapist is much like being a mechanic for the body. Where is that pain coming from, what type of pain is it, are you out of alignment, what are you not able to do that you want to get...
Posted on 2017-02-17
For many people, knee pain can be a way of life, limiting their ability to climb stairs, squat down to get something off the floor, enjoy long walks, shopping and a host of other daily activities. The knee joint is one of the most complicated joints in the body and has to bear up to 6 times your body weight with running or jumping. This incredible joint has to move over a million times each year and over 80 million times over a lifetime. This is also the reason why things can go wrong, causing ...
Posted on 2017-02-17
Do you find your shoulders aching at the end of the day or when having to lift your arms? Whether your pain is from an old injury or just from moving all day long, try these simple techniques to feel better and stronger. Why Your Shoulders Hurt Your shoulders are the most complicated joints in your body and one of the most easily injured. They have to move through an incredible 180 degrees of motion, while still maintaining stability and strength. Some of the most important muscles in the shou...
Posted on 2017-02-17
You know the old song, the knee bone is connected to the hip bone? It holds very true and explains what is called the biomechanical chain. For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole host of factors, but believe it or not, your feet and ankles can be a culprit. When you walk the hips, knees, ankles and feet rotate in opposite directions to act as a shock absorber. In addition, your muscles provide support and cushioning ...
Posted on 2017-02-17
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