Everyone strives for a healthy, strong, and active lifestyle. However, the reality is that this type of lifestyle is not always easy to achieve, especially for those suffering from chronic pain. Fortunately, physical therapy is a great resource for helping you alleviate your pain and reach your fitness goals. If you’re looking to achieve a
Category: Health & Wellness
According to a longitudinal study, approximately 3% of all emergency room visits tend to be the result of back pain or injury. Back pain is the most commonly reported area of pain, which can cause significant limits to one’s daily life. It is common for back pain to develop as a result of poor posture.
If you are living with pain, you know how limiting it can be. Chronic pain, or pain lasting for three months or longer, is usually indicative of an underlying condition that needs to be treated. While medication is effective in masking pain in the short term, it won’t provide any relief in the long term.
Do your weight-bearing joints feel more like pain-bearing joints these days? If you have a hip or knee that just can’t support your body weight without causing annoying aches or agonizing pains, you may be unable to perform your job, play sports, handle household tasks, or even find a comfortable sitting or sleeping position. These
Who says that getting healthy has to be a chore? You’ll be delighted to learn that simply by modifying your diet, you can get chronic pain and inflammation under better control (or possibly even avoid those symptoms entirely). Better yet, the diet you choose doesn’t have to taste like a punishment for previous bad behavior.
We all know that cardio takes time. In fact, one of the most common complaints we hear from patients who come to us for physical therapy exercises is that there simply isn’t enough time in their busy days to complete cardio workouts. Other times, whether there’s a time constraint or not, many people report a
Anyone who lives an active lifestyle knows how important physical activity is to maintaining that sense of well-being. However, you also know how much energy it takes to maintain that lifestyle – workout routines, athletic training, competitions, injury rehabilitation exercises, and even the non-stop pace of your everyday life can take a lot out of
Are you in need of a surgical procedure? Do you have a physically demanding job or sport? Are your muscles or joints weaker than they used to be? If you identify with any of these scenarios, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may benefit you. There are several benefits to participating in pre-hab treatments. It can speed
We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re walking down the sidewalk, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel an immediate twinge of pain, but you’re unsure whether or not it requires a trip to the doctor. It is true that many mild injuries can be treated with the R.I.C.E (rest, ice,
We’ll admit it – finding time to exercise during the day can be hard. For many people, it seems like an all or nothing task. You spend 8 hours of your day at work, your commute home, you drive your kids to their activities, you make dinner, you get ready for bed… it seems as