As a physical therapist certified in the treatment of scoliosis, Patrick Bridge breaks down the various tests and treatments for this condition.
Maintaining the health of your joints allows you to keep living pain-free in your day-to-day life and doing whatever you love to do while reducing the risk of future injury.
Does your back hurt? You are not alone! Studies have shown that more than 80 percent of us will have one or more significant episodes of low back pain in our lifetime.
If you have suffered a foot, ankle, knee or hip injury, crutches can help you keep weight off your injured leg while also allowing you to move around enough to safely perform your daily activities.
Working with a physical therapist when an injury or surgery results in the need for you to use a walking boot is the optimal way to ensure your exercise program is tailored to you and designed to maximize your recovery.
Nursing mothers can face challenges such as clogged milk ducts. PTs who specialize in women’s health can provide optimal support and effective solutions to this condition.
If pain due to HSD and EDS affects the hands, it affects most aspects of our lives. Our hands are one of the main avenues we use to interact with our world and each other.
Understanding and managing Plantar Fasciitis includes recognizing symptoms and causes and practicing home treatment.
In recognition of Lupus Awareness Month, we support the nationwide effort to raise awareness of the impact this disease can have on individuals and spotlight some of the ways PT can help those living with lupus.
Tennis elbow is named for its high incidence in the sport of tennis, but is an overuse injury that is common in individuals whose jobs require repetitive gripping, heavy lifting, or various non-neutral wrist postures.
If you’re living with Parkinson’s Disease, having a physical therapist as part of your care team can greatly improve your quality of life.
Back pain is a common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can have a significant impact on our daily lives and can be difficult to manage. These four stretches are my top picks to help alleviate back pain.
For many who seek medical attention for their foot pain, the diagnosis is plantar fasciitis. Luckily, this condition is most often manageable at home.
Male incontinence is a treatable condition. A physical therapist can help you in tailoring an independent program to combat your symptoms and occurrences.
Unfortunately for many skiers, the slopes can turn cruel, and the inevitable knee injury turns many smiles upside down. You can minimize downtime after a minor (non-surgical) knee injury by following these five key principles.
Physical therapists can identify the source of pain in the lower back or buttocks that radiates or shoots down the leg. Once they diagnose your sciatica nerve pain, your PT will create a custom treatment plan to address your symptoms.
Lower back pain affects millions every day, interfering with everything from work to sleep to recreation. Physical Therapist Matt Rogers has faced bouts of chronic back pain for years, and is here to offer his expert advice.
An injury flare-up is an exacerbation or a return of a condition you previously experienced. Though frustrating and disappointing, flare-ups are very common while returning to running.
Pain in and around the kneecap affects people of all ages and activity levels. Clinically referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), this condition stems from poorly coordinated movement irritating the cartilage under the kneecap, which causes pain and discomfort.
It’s not a stretch to believe that poor posture and back pain can negatively impact breathing. But did you know that the opposite is also true? Poor breathing can lead to poor posture and back pain!
Our ankles and feet are often undertrained and neglected parts of our bodies, so it’s not surprising that ankle sprains are, unfortunately, a common injury. If you think you sprained your ankle, a physical therapist can help.
Torticollis is a twisting of the neck that causes an infant’s head to rotate in one direction and tilt the other. It’s a posture that a newborn or infant can be stuck in, and it can influence the path of development for our young kiddos in an atypical way if not addressed early.
It’s that time of year again when youth athletes are either pushing themselves through the end of one sport season or ramping up for the next. While many kids handle this transition well, it is estimated that up to 40 percent of youth athletes suffer from pain or reduced performance due to overuse injuries.
“I think I have a pinched nerve.” This something that as a Physical Therapist, I’ve heard many times from patients over the years. Often this is not the case, but sometimes it is. Let’s look more into what a pinched nerve really is – what it feels like, what causes it, and how to treat it.