Physical Therapy: Electrical Stimulation Treatment
Whether you’re recovering from an injury or recovering from surgery, it’s possible that your doctor may recommend an electrical stimulation treatment as part of your physical therapy. E-stim, or electrical stimulation treatment, is widely used in many physical therapy treatment procedures today. It’s safe, relatively comfortable, and effective. We’ll take a closer look at the…Read More
Understanding the Types of Bursitis
Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that function as cushions between joints and muscles, bones, and tendons. The condition of inflamed bursae is commonly referred to as bursitis. Bursitis is relatively common, but pinpointing it as the cause of pain can be challenging. It may be difficult to diagnose bursitis because many people who have it choose…Read More
When To Seek Physical Therapy Treatment
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…Read More
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,…Read More
What Is A Trigger Point?
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…Read More
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…Read More
What Is the 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…Read More
Physical Therapy for Bursitis: What to Expect
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…Read More
How Does Ultrasound Work In Physical Therapy?
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…Read More
Are You Experiencing Lower Back Pain When Bending Or Sitting?
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…Read More