When To Seek Physical Therapy Treatment

When to Seek Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a rehabilitation treatment that aims to ease pain, restore function and movement.  Physical therapists are licensed professionals who work with patients to achieve long term health benefits.  People seek help of a physical therapist when they have pain in joints or muscles, after joint replacement surgery, car accident or stroke. Pain Management…

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What Is Osteoarthritis?


Osteoarthritis is a debilitating chronic condition that affects joints. It is one of the key conditions treated during orthopedic rehabilitation.  The main cause of osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage. Most commonly, arthritis affects weight bearing joints, such as knees and hips.  It may also affect the spine, including neck and lower back, shoulders,…

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What Is A Trigger Point?

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A trigger point is a knot in the center of a muscle belly.  It feels like a lump under fingertips the size of 2-10 mm.  Some trigger points are painless, while others are hyperirritable and may produce pain syndrome locally or referred to another body part.  Myofascial pain syndrome refers to pain that arises from…

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10 Ways To Manage Pain with Physical Therapy


TENS-TENS unit stimulates nerves and produces a massaging and tingling sensation to decrease pain. Ultrasound-Ultrasound warms deep structures, improves blood flow and flexibility and allows for better stretching.  Superficial heat or Ice- A hot compress warms superficial structures, decreases muscle spasm and increases blood flow.  Ice- Cold pack decreases redness and swelling and slows down…

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What Is the Epley Maneuver?

Epley Maneuver

The Epley maneuver is a specific type of exercises that is used to treat BPPV (benign paroxysmal positive vertigo).  Its main focus is to reposition calcium crystals in order to alleviate the symptoms of dizziness,  spinning and loss of balance.   Once your therapist has introduced you to the maneuver and instructed you on its proper…

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Physical Therapy for Bursitis: What to Expect

physical therapy for bursitis

Bursitis is a painful condition that results from inflammation of the bursae, or fluid-filled sac that cushions the joints, bones, tendons, and muscles. A common condition, bursitis affects almost 3 million individuals in the United States. While it can occur in many parts of the body, it is most common around joints that endure repetitive…

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How Does Ultrasound Work In Physical Therapy?

How Does Ul Trasound Work

Therapeutic ultrasound technology is a treatment modality utilized in physical therapy. Therapists utilize these modalities to provide deep heating to soft tissues (e.g., ligaments, joints, tendons, and muscles) in their patients’ bodies. It is important not to confuse physical therapy’s version of ultrasound with diagnostic ultrasound. The latter is used to examine the inside of…

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Are You Experiencing Lower Back Pain When Bending Or Sitting?

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain comes in various forms including continuous aches and perpetual or intermittent discomfort. In some cases, individuals may experience severe pain when they straighten their backs, rise up from a chair, sit down or bend forward. If you are currently experiencing lower back pain, below are several causes: Reason A: Sacral Tumors Sacrum…

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Is Obesity (Or Apple-Shaped Body) a Possible Cause of Back Pain?


The association between obesity and chronic back pain has long been a subject of debate among researchers. Both obesity and back pain are public health problems that should be taken seriously. However, the relationship between back pain and body composition is yet to be established. On one side, there are those who believe back pain…

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How To Recognize An ACL Tear

ACL Tear

An ACL tear is mostly common during sports that involve a sudden change in direction or stop. Downhill skiing, soccer, football and basketball are some of these sports. Gymnasts may also accidentally twist their knees during a performance. The manner in which you twist your knee plus your speed makes it highly probable that you’ll…

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