Education Articles

Hands-on physical therapy effective for common shoulder conditions

Only few studies have evaluated this treatment for these patients Shoulder problems are one of the more common issues that affect the musculoskeletal system, as its prevalence in the general population has been reported as high as 4.8%. The most common shoulder condition that causes pain is shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS), which often results from
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Younger patients continue to have impairments after ACL surgery

Increase in number of surgeries has led to increase in need for effective rehabilitation The number of injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in younger patients whose bodies have not yet fully matured seems to be rising. In some cases, these patients are treated with a surgical procedure called ACL reconstruction. With more young
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Prevent Low Back Pain while Shoveling Snow

As I was shoveling the snow off my driveway this week, I quickly realized that I needed to adjust my technique or I was going to pay for it later. Injury can result from repetitive movements with a general lack of awareness and variability in movement and may be prevented with some easy steps. First,
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Dive Into Aquatic Therapy at our Clifton Street Practice

Our aquatic therapy program consists of supervised exercises performed in the water that provides a safe and effective method for healing injuries, faster progress, and increasing mobility with each completed exercise. Aquatic therapy can benefit patients with the following conditions: -Rheumatoid Arthritis -Fibromyalgia -Back Pain -Knee and Ankle Injuries -Sports Injuries -Common orthopedic injuries The water’s buoyancy reduces
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More use of PT linked with less back pain in older adults

Back pain is prevalent and reduces quality of life in population Back pain is a prevalent condition in the entire population, as 80% of people will experience it at least once. It’s particularly common in older adults, and up to 33% of individuals over the age of 65 experience it regularly, which limits their abilities
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Balance-training program leads to improvements with osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can have numerous negative effects and increase risk of falling Falls and resulting injuries are one of the most common causes of disability, reduced functioning, and lower quality of life in older adults. Unfortunately, as people age, the fear of falling usually increases as walking speed, balance, and physical function all tend to decrease.
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Concussions

Have you suffered a concussion in the past and are you having a hard time returning back to work or school? There are certain factors that may prolong your recovery. Prior concussion Female vs. Male Age History of ADHD/ADD Neurological diagnosis Psychiatric diagnosis Prolonged loss of consciousness Vestibular diagnosis It is expected that most people
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Aquatic Exercise

We all know that exercise is important to maintaining and improving health, but what happens when exercises in the gym are too painful due to joint discomfort and back pain? Are there alternative options?  The answer is : YES! Aquatic therapy can be very beneficial for those who suffer from arthritis and joint pain in
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Attention Ladies:  What’s in Your Bag

Have you been dealing with pain in your neck, back or shoulder?  Well guess what!  It could possibly be that favorite accessory that most of us women love known as the PURSE.  Have you noticed that over the past few years those purses are being manufactured much larger than ever before?  What used to be
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IT IS SPRING TIME!

Time for spring planting, garden tilling, and mulching and time for the gardener in all of us to get in gear. It is this time of year when I have many people come to me after hurting themselves because they become very active outside after not doing much in the winter to stay in shape.
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