If you work in a profession like medicine, customer service, or the hospitality industry. Where you spend the better part of the day on your feet, discomfort and soreness in your feet and ankles are likely to be a regular thing for you.Why? Because when we walk or stand, the feet absorb our entire bodyContinue Reading »
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Can Physical Therapy Help With My Concussion?
Concussion is perhaps one of humanity’s most common injuries. Especially in the sporting world. Nobody is immune to concussions, and it’s impossible to completely prevent them when suffering an accident or sporting head injury.According to estimates, almost 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur every 12 months in the United States.It’s also estimated that 10%Continue Reading »
Are Good Foot Orthotics Worth It? And How Can They Help Me?
What Are Foot Orthotics?Foot orthotics are a tool frequently used by Physical Therapists to assist clients who are experiencing foot pain and/or discomfort further up the body – including the ankles, shin bones, knees and hips – that have likely been caused by either an injury or deformities that have developed within the feet. AlsoContinue Reading »
Diabetes: Why Taking Care of Your Feet Is So Important (Part 2)
Diabetes & Foot Problems – Why Do I Get Regular Foot Checks As A Diabetic Anyway? As a person with diabetes, it can be quite intimidating when you consider how many complications can come as a result of having the condition. Why, if you’re taking your prescribed tablets or insulin and doing all you canContinue Reading »
Diabetes: Why Taking Care of Your Feet Is So Important
Diabetes – The Number.1 Suspect for Creating Foot Problems… As someone with diabetes, why should you be making a special effort to look after your feet? After all, diabetes is all about controlling blood sugar levels, eating healthily, and taking prescribed doses of insulin or other medication isn’t it? Well, yes, but it’s complicated –Continue Reading »
Is Hip Pain Hindering You?
If you’re experiencing pain that originates in the lower back before then shooting down through your hips, buttocks and leg, chances are you are being hindered by sciatica. This pain may have gradually crept up on you over time or a particularly awkward movement may have brought it on suddenly. Either way, sciatica is anContinue Reading »
Yet More Common Sports Injuries!
As You May Have Experienced, Sports Can Hurt! Participating in any type of sport comes highly recommended by healthcare professionals as a way of keeping yourself healthy. To maintain a balanced lifestyle, playing sports brings a batch of social activity into life. It can also be good fun, too! However, the other side of thatContinue Reading »
When Sport Bites Back: Common Sporting Injuries
Sport Can Hurt! Participating in a sport comes highly recommended as a way of keeping yourself in shape, building muscle, and maintaining a healthy heart. Sports also brings a slice of social activity into our lives while being a great time too. However, the double-edged sword to all of these welcome gains is that physicalContinue Reading »
How To Walk Your Dog Properly
Most dog owners agree that heading out on a walk with their four-legged friend is one of the simplest ways to ensure they’re accumulating sufficient exercise day-to-day. Combine the active element of dog-walking with catching some daylight and fresh air, being able to explore the local area and having canine company too and it becomesContinue Reading »
How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Forefoot Pain
Does every step hurt? Struggling to undertake daily chores? Fighting the urge to just give up? When every step, or movement, sends a bolt of pain across your forefoot, it won’t be long before frustration and discomfort suffocate your ambition and energy. Pain in this area is a surprisingly debilitating affliction. That might sound overContinue Reading »