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Don't Keep Injury Secrets!

Physical therapists are experts in dealing with injuries, but your PT can't help if they don't know about your injury! You might be wondering who would keep an injury secret. The answer is - lots of people!   The first thing that comes to your mind might be an athlete, like a football player, or maybe a baseball pitcher. But athletes aren't the only ones that keep injury secrets. Performers like dancers keep injury secrets, and so do workers in all types of jobs. Why would anyone w...
Posted on 2022-10-04

PT For Your Pelvis?

Nobody is going to be surprised to hear that Physical Therapists work with muscles. But we bet a lot of people would be surprised to learn that the muscles inside your pelvis are included. While the pelvic muscles don't get as much attention as the biceps or hamstrings, they can still cause problems that need treatment. Here are a few examples: Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. More than 13 million people in the United States have this issue. Th...
Posted on 2022-09-03

What Physical Therapy Can Do For Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the joints. It can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. The hips, knees, hands, and spine are the most commonly affected joints. Arthritis is not a single disease but an umbrella term that includes a variety of different types. Some of the more common examples are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. While physical therapy might not be the first treatment you think of for arth...
Posted on 2022-08-06

Fibromyalgia - What to Do When the Fibro Ignites

As we head into the dog days of summer, the weather is heating up. For the nearly 5 million people in the United States with Fibromyalgia, they might experience a different kind of heat - the burning pain that typically comes along with this diagnosis. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms throughout the body. It's usually diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50, and 80 of the people affected are women. The most common symptoms a...
Posted on 2022-07-02

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability. This shouldn't be a surprise - it's been at the top of the list for years. You know that taking care of your heart is important. That means doing things like eating right, avoiding smoking, and exercising regularly. While all of those things can be difficult, today we're going to focus on exercise. How Physical Therapy Can Help With Your Heart Health Cardiovascular exercise is anything that makes you breathe harder and your heart pump f...
Posted on 2022-06-03
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