Sure, running may not be a contact sport, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune from injury. If you’re a runner, there are a lot of muscles and joints that are susceptible to injury and strain. But if you know what injuries can occur and how, it’s a lot easier to prevent them.
Can you believe how fast this year has flown by? The holidays are drawing near, and for many of us, that means traveling. Traveling can be a huge pain in the neck – literally! Whether you’re driving a few hours to be with family, or flying across the country to spend the holidays with relatives, you may be spending the holidays very sore.
Dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not always easy. The pain and numbness in your hands and wrist are making it difficult to do everyday tasks, and in some cases keeping you up at night. If this sounds like you, know you are not alone and we have compiled a few suggestions for pain relief.
You might be wondering, “What is one-on-one therapy?”
As physical therapists, we hear people say the strangest, and most incorrect, things about physical therapy – mostly about who can do physical therapy. That got us thinking, if a handful of people are saying these things, how many people actually think them?
The results are in: you’re probably sitting too much.
So your doctor suggested that you see a physical therapist. If this is your first physical therapy appointment, it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. You’re not sure what’s going to happen, how long you’ll be in treatment, or if it’s even going to work. But we’re here to put all of those worries to rest, and explain exactly what to expect from physical therapy. Read more
Adhesive capsulitis, better known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in your shoulder, and oftentimes, is stiff as well. Signs and symptoms of the condition begin gradually, but then worsen over time. It can take anywhere from one year to three years to resolve the pain and stiffness from frozen shoulder. Read more
So you tore your rotator cuff… What a bummer! The good news is that you have options. Many people believe that when you tear muscles and tendons, you automatically need surgery to repair the damage. However, this isn’t always the case. Physical therapy is an effective treatment for torn rotator cuffs, and can produce equal results to arthroscopic surgery. Read more