4 Ways to Ease Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Understanding and managing Plantar Fasciitis includes recognizing symptoms and causes and practicing home treatment.
Making Living with Lupus Easier – How Physical Therapy Can Help
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 – Only for Tennis Players?
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.
Changing Lives – How Physical Therapy Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease
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.
4 Stretches to Alleviate Lower Back Pain
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.
Plantar Fasciitis: 4 Tips to Manage 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.
Is it Normal for Men to Experience Incontinence?
Male incontinence is a treatable condition. A physical therapist can help you in tailoring an independent program to combat your symptoms and occurrences.
Hurt Your Knee While Skiing? 5 Tips for Recovery!
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.
Can Physical Therapy Relieve Sciatica Pain?
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.
Back Pain: Words of Wisdom from a Physical Therapist
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.
Understanding Running Injury Flare-Ups
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.
Why Does My Kneecap Hurt?
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.
Breathing and Back Pain
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!
Sprained Ankle? What You Need to Know.
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.
What is Torticollis – A parent’s guide.
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.
Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes
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.
How can I tell if I have a pinched nerve?
“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.
Knee Pain in Kids – When to Seek Treatment
Knees hurt sometimes. Even in young people. Common knee injuries fall into two categories: gradual-onset injuries, and sudden-onset injuries. Learn about the most common situations and what can be done about them.
The Pesky IT Band
Are you an active biker, runner, recreational or competitive athlete limited by pain on the outside of the thigh or the outer knee? You may be one of the many people dealing with pain in the iliotibial (IT) band!
The Fight Against Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss with Aging)
Most people have heard of a loss of bone that occurs as we age, known as osteopenia, but another important impact of aging, related to our muscle mass, is just as crucial to understand and address. Let’s dive into what causes sarcopenia and what we can do to combat it.
What is Incontinence? Symptoms, Causes, Types and Treatments.
Every year, 13 million Americans are affected by incontinence or involuntary loss of bladder and bowel control. Both men and women, young and old, may experience some form of incontinence. There are many ways physical therapy can help you regain control over your bladder and bowels.
What is Spinal Stenosis, and Can Physical Therapy Help?
When our spine wears down, it is less able to do its essential tasks, including protecting the spinal nerves: a condition called spinal stenosis. If you have been suffering from back pain, especially burning or achy pain associated with nerve irritation, physical therapy can help.
Physical Therapy and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is caused by a decrease in bone density, which makes bones more fragile and susceptible to breaking. A diagnosis can be intimidating, but understanding the risk factors, causes, symptoms and how to manage the condition can help you maintain an active life doing all the things you love.
What is Patellofemoral Pain?
There are many potential sources of injury to the knee, including cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons, as well as joint wear and tear (osteoarthritis). Sometimes, however, pain is felt in the knee even though there is no injury present. This is called patellofemoral syndrome.