You’re probably familiar with the benefits of physical therapy in rehabilitating soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries.However, are you aware that getting physical therapy after surgery is not only beneficial but supported by solid scientific facts? After an operation of any type, your connective tissues, muscles, and bones gradually undergo natural healing over the weeks and monthsContinue Reading »
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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 »
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 »
The Best Exercises for Beating Knee Pain
Is Knee Pain Hindering You? Knee pain is one of those ailments that promptly highlights an area of the body which is fundamental to overall mobility but has perhaps been taken for granted prior to any issue having made itself known. It can be both surprising and irritating how quickly pain within the knee leadsContinue Reading »
How Can Physical Therapy Help My Child Recover from Injury?
It’s a question we hear regularly: Can my child come for physical therapy? Here’s the answer. Physical therapy isn’t just safe for your children, it’s massively advantageous to their wellbeing, too! Not only can physical therapy help your child’s somatic development, but physical impairments, injuries, and chronic health conditions can all be addressed. If youContinue Reading »
What Is Prehab? And Why Would My Doctor Recommend Physical Therapy Before Surgery?
This is a great question that we often get asked as physical therapists. Prehab is short for pre-rehabilitation, and it is defined as seeing a physical therapist or getting rehab BEFORE an operation or injury. Now, you may ask yourself, “Why would I go to PT before my surgery?” Prehab is beneficial as it allowsContinue Reading »
How Do I Know That Physical Therapy Will Help Me?
Question: How can I tell if physical therapy actually works? Answer: By the power of testimony. Let me tell you a story. The year is 2011. LMAFO’s Party Rock Anthem blares from the Bluetooth speaker system at the tennis courts. In her Champion-workout tee and tennis skirt, Aimee Henderson is flying across the court. Diving forward toContinue Reading »
What Can I Do About The Pain In My Neck?
Last month, I talked about your feet and the pain you might be having; this month, I’m going to address the other end of your body – your neck. We are always asked: What can I do about the pain in my neck? Let’s talk about the pain in your neck – and no! I’mContinue Reading »