Why Stretching is Better than Massage Doing the right stretch can make a huge difference in how you feel. Physical therapy is a combination of exercises, evaluation, detective work, puzzle solving, convincing, hands-on work including manual stretching/massage/manipulation, modalities, etc. But what I’ve found to […]
You’re not the only one that started feeling the same symptoms even after a surgery. Surgery doesn’t address the underlying reason why your symptoms started in the first place. This article explains why, and what do to about it instead!
Fallen Arches, though not always painful, can be a warning sign of issues with your foot and calf and relate to conditions like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, balance issues, and decreased sport performance.
Okay, first of all, before you agree to any surgery, YOU SHOULD ASK FOR A REFERRAL TO A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, and actually go, and work hard on the exercises she gives you FAITHFULLY. Another “first of all” is don’t ever settle for the “just live with it”. I hear that WAY too often and always there is at least SOMETHING you can do to make some degree of progress. And another “first of all”, Don’t Feel Embarrassed! Statistics say 1 in 4 women are suffering with urinary incontinence, and that statistic includes women over just 18yrs old! You are not alone, and the sooner you do something about it, the easier your results will come.
That was the ah – ha moment, and I have never suggested buddy taping to anyone again. What I did instead, was to use the tape to provide support for my healing toe with the anatomy in mind.
What is the difference between CARTILAGE and MENISCUS? (tow- MAY-toe) (tow –MAH –toe) 10/02/2018 When people have pain in their knee, it’s about 50/50 if they ask me about their ‘cartilage’ or about their ‘meniscus’. Generally speaking, those terms are interchangeable because their differences are […]
12/14/2018 Repetitive strain or “overuse” injuries account for over 50% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. A repetitive movement (use of tools, keyboard/mouse, squatting, lifting, writing, cashiering, stocking, playing music, assembling, walking, food production, etc), or a prolonged position (studying, driving, sitting, standing, etc) […]
03/22/2019 Middle School Career Day Presentation – What it’s like to become a Physical Therapist – **To become a PT: ** *First you’ve got to ‘decide/KNOW’ that you want to be a PT. Ask yourself these 3 questions: Do I like learning about the human […]
12/12/2018 Inflammation is a very popular subject, and rightly so. Nearly every physical therapy patient that I see has inflammation. Or as they say in Spanish, (in-fla-ma-see-own). Surely I will be making a lot of blog entries on the subject – and today, as my […]
01/13/2019 SHOULD I USE ICE OR HEAT? If I had a nickel for every time I heard this question… lol My short answer to the question is, “If you’re feeling throbbing or burning pain, or warmth around your injury then definitely go with ice. If […]