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Physical Therapy Can Improve Outcomes And Reduce Reinjury Risk

As we mentioned in our first newsletter, ankle sprains are extremely common, especially for athletes. In fact, if you’re actively involved in sports, there’s a rather strong chance that you will sprain your ankle at some point in your career. Ankle sprain
January 18, 2022

Your Foot or Ankle Hurting Maybe It's Time to See A Physical Therapist

Whether you spend most of your day sitting at a desk or on your feet, and whether you’re extremely active or you rarely exercise, your feet and ankles may hurt for various reasons. These structures are built for durability to withstand the weight of your
January 4, 2022

2021 In Review Part 4: Physical Therapy Knee-Related Conditions

The knee is the fourth and final region of the body we’re going to examine, as it ranks up there with the back, neck, and shoulder as one of the most common regions in which pain develops. Knee pain is especially common in athletes of sports that involve
December 28, 2021

2021 Year In Review Part 3: Physical Therapy For Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder pain can be one of the most disabling problems to deal with. Whether or not you realize it, you use your shoulder almost constantly, as it permits practically any movement that involves your arms. This is why any issue that causes pain and preven
December 21, 2021

2021 Year In Review Part 2: Physical Therapy For Neck Pain

These neck conditions can potentially lead to pain, muscle tightness and spasms, decreased ability to move your head, and even headaches in some cases. Some individuals may experience relief after trying simple home remedies—like using ice or heat, perfor
December 14, 2021

2021 Year In Review Part 1: Physical Therapy For Back Pain

Every week we send out a newsletter to educate you about common injuries and painful disorders, and if you read our newsletters regularly, you may have noticed a recurring theme: seeing a physical therapist first and fast is the best choice you can make i
December 7, 2021

A Review Of Physical Therapy Tactics For Common Injuries In Sports

In our last post, we answered some of the most frequently asked questions about physical therapy and sports-related injuries. Now, we're going to take a closer look at the specific components of physical therapy programs for several common injuries in spo
November 23, 2021

Physical Therapy is the Safest Way to Recovery After An Injury

As we explained in our last newsletter, there are several steps you can take and training habits you can change that will reduce your odds for suffering an injury in your sport. But even if an athlete closely follows all these steps and takes every preven
November 16, 2021

Staying Fit Year-Round May Reduce Risk of Sports-Related Injuries

Regardless of an athlete’s age, sport, fitness level, or years of experience, some risk for injury will always exist. In general, the more contact and cutting movements that are involved in the sport, the higher the risk for acute—or traumatic—injuries. T
November 9, 2021

The 5 Most Common Sports-Related Injuries

Sports have the power to bring athletes—and their fans—to the highest of highs, as well as the lowest of lows. The highs usually include achieving an optimal fitness level, performing well on a consistent basis, and winning lots of games, matches, or race
November 2, 2021

Reviewing National Physical Therapy Month: Other Injuries And Disorder

October is a special month for our profession, as it marks the annual National Physical Therapy Month campaign. All month long, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants around the country work to boost public awareness about physical therapy
October 26, 2021

Reviewing National Physical Therapy Month: Knee, Ankle, And Foot

This October, we’re celebrating National Physical Therapy Month once again. The national campaign, which has been held annually since 1981, is meant to increase public awareness about physical therapy and to highlight the various ways in which the lives o
October 19, 2021

Reviewing National Physical Therapy Month: Shoulder, Elbow, And Wrist

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an annual campaign that’s intended to increase public awareness about physical therapy and highlight the multitude of ways that patients’ lives can improve from treatment. To do our part in spreading the word an
October 12, 2021

Reviewing Conditions For National Physical Therapy Month: Neck & Back

October is a special time for our profession that we’d like you to be a part of. It is National Physical Therapy Month, which is an annual opportunity for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants around the country to campaign and speak out
October 5, 2021

Answers To Your Frequently Asked Questions About Preventing Falls

If you still have questions about what you can do to prevent falls, we have you covered. In our final newsletter of the month, we’re going to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about fall risk reduction to help ensure you’r
September 28, 2021

Education Should Also Play A Significant Role in Fall Prevention

It should be clear by now that falls are a major problem in the elderly community. And as we’ve shown, active, exercise-based prevention programs are one of the most beneficial ways to help at-risk adults avoid falls by improving areas like strength, ba
September 21, 2021

Exercise-Based Prevention Programs May Reduce The Risk For Falls

As we explained in our last newsletter, falls represent one of the greatest burdens on the population over 65 years, and consequently, the entire healthcare system. While not all falls result in serious injury, those that do can have significant long-term
September 14, 2021

Falls Can Have Dire Consequences And Major Costs For Older Adults

Although falls in older adults are responsible for nearly one million hospitalizations and tens of billions of dollars in healthcare spending, many people are not properly informed about the scope of the problem or what they can do to address it. This is
September 7, 2021

Most Cases Of Tennis Elbow Will Improve With Physical Therapy

Tennis is a great form of physical activity that works out many parts of the body due to its demanding dynamics, but just like every other sport, it also comes with a risk for injury. The most common injury in the sport is called lateral epicondylitis,
August 24, 2021

Elbow Pain Is Common In Golfers Due To Repetitive Bending & Twisting

So far, we’ve been primarily focusing on repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) that result from performing the same movements regularly in one’s occupation. But sports—both as a profession and a recreational activity—typically require certain motions
August 17, 2021