Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. This annual occurrence is our opportunity to celebrate the profession and our own physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, who make a difference in patient lives each day.
Hillsboro Physical Therapy now has Musculoskeletal Ultrasound on-site and when indicated will utilize it with our physical therapy evaluation and for our plan of care development.
Once you’ve made the decision to pursue physical therapy, you may begin to wonder what to expect. Understandable! Physical therapist Sarah Macomber describes what you can expect during your initial evaluation and why it’s so important.
If you’re suffering from jaw pain and headaches, your jaw pops or gets stuck when you eat or talk, or you have other unexplained symptoms, you may have TMD – Temporomandibular Disorder (often referred to as TMJ). A skilled PT can work with you to address your situation and set you on the road to recovery.
Health care providers, including PTs, all go through extensive training to show care and compassion for people, but their leadership styles can vary. There is an emerging style called servant leadership that may have some extra benefit to patients.
Whether you’re an avid golfer or someone who hits the course every now and then, optimal fitness can improve your golf performance and help you prevent golf-related injury. Physical therapists with specialized training can help you take your game to the next level.
A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that can be caused during a motor vehicle accident, with or without impact to the head. Specially trained physical therapists offer expert care in concussion rehabilitation, and will work with your physician throughout treatment.
If you have pain in your jaw on one or both sides, you may have TMD, sometimes referred to as TMJ. Our skilled physical therapists are educated and experienced in treating this disorder and can help get you on the road to recovery.
Long hours practicing on an instrument, especially in preparation for a performance, can lead to pain and injury. Follow these 8 strategies to keep nagging pain and discomfort at bay while also preventing injury.
Everyone gets tired and worn down from time to time. But when that feeling goes from merely being tired to being extremely fatigued and no amount of rest seems to help, chronic fatigue syndrome may be to blame. Through physical therapy, you can learn how to conserve energy while slowly improving strength and endurance.
Blood Flow Restriction Training can be applied to a wide range of conditions with positive results. As a treatment protocol, BFRT offers the same benefits of a high load exercise or training program, using a much lower weight load, making it especially beneficial for patients who have weight-bearing restrictions.
Musicians frequently experience musculoskeletal injuries during their playing careers, but often continue to play through injury. Early physical therapy intervention by a trained specialist can reduce playing-related pain and improve a musician’s ability to return to full performance while taking into consideration the unique physical demands of playing an instrument.
When children are just learning to walk, it’s fairly common for them to toddle around on their toes. But, when a child continues to walk on their tippy toes beyond their toddler years, it’s important to take them to a medical provider for assessment.
Millions of people are injured due to motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States, and many don’t feel symptoms of pain or immobility right away. Symptoms of whiplash can show up days or even weeks later, but it’s important to seek care from a physical therapist as soon as possible after you’ve been in a car crash.
Post-COVID Syndrome or long-haulers can cause debilitating symptoms long after the virus is detectable in the body. As experts in movement, physical therapists can create a customized plan to guide you safely and successfully through recovery and back to optimal health.
The demands of playing an instrument are unique, especially when preparing for technically challenging practice or performance. Dynamic warm-ups are a great way to prepare for and enhance playing, while also reducing the risk of injury.
With the new year comes new goals and resolutions. As you work toward the things you want to achieve, consider the many ways physical therapy can help. Physical therapists can do a lot more than many people realize.
There’s nothing like a tension headache to put a damper on the spirit of the holidays. When the craziness and stress of the season catches up to you, suddenly decorating, wrapping gifts and baking cookies after a day of work, shopping and running errands can feel like a list of unbearable chores instead of the […]
Physical therapy is an obvious choice when you’ve injured your shoulder, sprained an ankle or are battling low back pain. But did you know that PTs are also trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions? According to current guidelines, depression includes experiencing five or more of the […]
Many insurance companies have a benefit deadline of December 31. Consider getting your tune-up before insurance benefits reset or expire.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which is an opportune time for us to highlight some basic facts about this condition and to explain how physical therapy as a supplementary treatment can help patients manage it.
When it comes to physical therapy, it is easy to see why it would be needed after a surgical procedure. But did you know that it can be very useful in preparing your body for what comes after your surgery?
Whether you step on a nail, stub your toe, or are agonized by back pain and sciatica for 10 years … pain is an experience that occurs in the brain. So, while injury and irritation do occur at other parts of the body, it is the brain that actually controls if you will experience pain or not.
A regenerative medicine injection is used to introduce new cells with the intent of helping your body create new tissue.