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Research Shows Prevention Programs Can Reduce The Risk Of Falls

As we’ve shown over the last few posts, falls are one of the greatest dangers to the over-65 population, and suffering from just one fall can lead to an unfortunate cascade of consequences that will significantly impact one’s health status. But we’ve also…
September 27, 2022Read More

Physical Therapists Can Help Reduce Your Risk For Falls

Falls are scary, and they can be disabling in a variety of ways. Directly, they often result in injuries that can make it difficult to move and function normally. Indirectly, they can create a significant fear of falling in many individuals, which in tu…
September 20, 2022Read More

Unpacking The Magnitude And Scope Of Falls In Older Adults

Although falls in the elderly result in nearly one million hospitalizations and tens of billions in healthcare spending each year, many people are still not properly informed about the scope of the problem or what they can do to address it. This gap in kn…
September 6, 2022Read More

Self Management Strategies Can Lead to Benefits for Neck Pain

Most people who develop neck pain will improve without any interventions, usually within a few days or weeks. But for some, the problem continues or may even worsen. Between 50-85% of patients report symptoms that don't completely resolve, and almost half…
August 23, 2022Read More

Physical Therapy Provides Significant Benefits For Radiating Neck Pain

The spine is made up of 24 bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of one another. Together, these bones connect to create a canal that protects the spinal cord from damage. The uppermost portion of the spine that begins at the base of the skull is…
August 16, 2022Read More

Our Top 3 Exercises To Reduce Your Risk For Neck Pain

The neck has an incredibly important job to do. It supports the head and allows us to move it in a wide range of directions so that we can better navigate the world around us. But because of how frequently it’s used and its position in the body, as we’ve …
August 9, 2022Read More

Understanding Your Neck Pain Can Help You Get The Care You Need

Most of us can recall one or more occasions when the day got off to a rough start because of a stiff neck. This can be explained by the fact that neck pain ranks among the most common types of pain you can get. Statistics vary on just how many people en…
August 2, 2022Read More

Physical Therapy Is An Effective Solution For Tennis Elbow

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, wh…
July 26, 2022Read More

Physical Therapy & Surgery Lead To Similar Outcomes For Carpal Tunnel

The carpal tunnel is a space at the base of the palm that contains several tendons and the median nerve, which provides sensation to most of our fingers. If these tendons and soft tissue thicken or any other swelling occurs in the area, the tunnel narrows…
July 19, 2022Read More

Top 3 Exercises To Reduce Your Risk for Wrist And Elbow Pain

Most people don’t realize just how much they rely on their wrists and elbows to function properly until a problem arises. This is often the case for anyone with wrist or elbow pain, which can cause daily life to become a series of obstacles to overcome, o…
July 12, 2022Read More

Understanding Causes Of Wrist And Elbow Pain, And When To Get Help

In a typical day, you use your hands, wrists, and elbows extremely frequently. From vigorously brushing your teeth in the morning to switching the lights off before bed and during most other actions in between, these joints are very often in a state of mo…
July 5, 2022Read More

Several Exercises To Help Patients With Frozen Shoulder

One of the few common shoulder diagnoses that does not directly involve the rotator cuff is adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. This condition occurs when scar tissue forms within the shoulder, causing the shoulder capsule to thicken and tighten arou…
June 28, 2022Read More

Physical Therapy May Have Same Outcomes For Shoulder Pain as Surgery

As we discussed in our first newsletter, nearly 85% of shoulder conditions involve the rotator cuff, and among the most common of these is shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). SIS results from the rotator cuff tendons becoming compressed—or “impinged”—as …
June 21, 2022Read More

Our Top 3 Exercises To Reduce Your Risk for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be an extremely bothersome issue in your life. Although you may not realize it, you use your shoulder on a frequent basis every day, since it permits many of the movements that involve your arms. Therefore, if a problem arises that leads…
June 13, 2022Read More

Physical Therapy Is Your Best Bet For Most Causes Of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint. Up to 26% of the population is currently affected by it, and it ranks third—behind back pain and knee pain—in musculoskeletal conditions that lead people to consult their doctor. About 1% of the population v…
June 7, 2022Read More

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Lead To Chronic Neck Pain

Myofascial pain syndrome and dysfunction of the muscles that support the upper spine and shoulders can lead to a variety of symptoms in these regions, including neck pain. The reasons neck pain develops are complex and often difficult to pinpoint, but res…
May 24, 2022Read More

Hands-On Techniques Can Help Patients With Myofascial Pain Syndrome

As we’ve explained, myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, with up to 85% of the population likely to be affected by it at some point. If symptoms arise—which are most likely to be noticed in the mid-to-upper spine—…
May 17, 2022Read More

Combined Exercise Program Benefits Patients With Chronic Neck Pain

As we explained in our last newsletter, myofascial pain syndrome is a common condition that can affect any muscle in the body, but the muscles of the upper back, neck, and shoulder are most likely to be involved. The deep, aching pain and stiffness that r…
May 10, 2022Read More

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Be A Common Cause of Upper Back Issues

The spine is possibly the most problematic area of the body. From the base of the spine up to the upper back and neck, there are various ways in which pain can manifest and produce disability. Although pain is most common in the lower back, several issues…
May 3, 2022Read More

Physical Therapy Leads To Both Direct & Indirect Benefits

In our last post, we summarized a meta-analysis that investigated the use of spinal manipulation and found ample evidence from numerous studies that it was effective for chronic low back pain. But spinal manipulation is just one of many interventions that…
April 26, 2022Read More
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