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 By Casey Cortney    Community    May 3, 2016

Physical Therapy Today: Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

The loss of any of the five senses is especially distressing, and one of the most frightening for any individual is the loss of balance and equilibrium due to a vestibular disorder. The condition...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Physical therapy for post hysterectomy adhesions and pain

Abdominal adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form in the abdomen between organs. They can develop following any type of pelvic surgery, from a C-section or cyst removal to exploratory laparoscopic procedures. The bands of fibrous tissues...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A new year, a new you - Final tips

I hope you are well on your way to achieving a healthier, happier and longer life by the lifestyle changes you have made so far in this New Year. If you have yet to start, you still have time. In this final “New Year, New You” article I would lik...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A new year, a new you - Part II - Exercise for life

In the last Physical Therapy Today article, "A new year, a new you - Part I - Lifestyle changes," I wrote about how to accomplish permanent lifestyle changes so you can have a healthier, happier, and...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A new year, a new you – Part I

We all want to live a healthier, happier, and longer life. What better time to renew our motivation than in the New Year 2015. Now, I am not talking about New Year’s resolutions, I am talking about true motivation to make the changes in your life t...

 

Physical Therapy Today: How to protect and strengthen the knee and foot

Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the pain and just ‘carry on’ leading to more injury and...

 

Physical Therapy Today: How to prevent wrist fractures

A wrist fracture has the potential to impact daily life for an extended period of time. Wrist fractures can result from falls, sports activities and improper lifting. Owing to the complex architecture of the bones, muscles and ligaments in the wrist...

 

Physical Therapy Today: October is National Physical Therapy Month

We can’t stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physical therapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain and...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Get back to your prenatal body

Giving birth is a life changing experience. From a physical standpoint, childbirth has a significant impact on a woman’s body. Symptoms can vary greatly, and range from pain and headaches to tightness and incontinence. Aches and pains are common...

 

Physical Therapy Today - Yes, physical therapy can help urinary incontinence

Incontinence is an embarrassing condition that affects men, women and children of all ages. A common symptom is the loss of bladder control when coughing, sneezing, lifting and laughing. Incontinence can be temporary or persistent. Temporary loss of...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Why space matters – in your spine

You may know that physical therapy helps in the treatment of low back pain, but did you also know that physical therapy can help treat conditions such as spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the space surrounding the spinal cord...

 
 By Casey Cortney    Community    May 5, 2015

Physical Therapy Today: Pre- and post-operative physical therpy for total hip replacement

Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip joint with a new artificial/prosthetic implant. Physical therapy is essential before and after surgery in order to minimize complications. Therapy also reduces recovery...

 

Physical Therapy Today - Role of physical therapy in women's health

Ever since the No. 1 New York Times bestseller entitled “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” by John Gray was published, more and more people have asked the question, “What makes men and women so different?” Gray’s use of analogies...

 

Physical Therapy Today - New Year, New You: Final Tips

I hope you are well on your way to achieving a healthier, happier and longer life by the lifestyle changes you have made so far in this New Year. If you have yet to start, you still have time. In this final “New Year, New You” article I would...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU – Part II, Exercise for life

In the last Physical Therapy Today article, “A New Year, A New You-Part I-Lifestyle Changes.” I wrote about how to accomplish permanent lifestyle changes so you can have a healthier, happier, and longer life. Today, we will consider one important...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU-Part I

We all want to live a healthier, happier and longer life. What better time to renew our motivation than in the New Year 2015. Now, I am not talking about New Year’s resolutions. I am talking about true motivation to make the changes in your life...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Physical therapy for shin splints

The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run. An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Beat Type 2 diabetes with physical therapy

November is American Diabetes month. Although you may not think “physical therapy” if you have diabetes, the American Physical Therapy Association has stated that a safe, individualized exercise program may be the key in preventing type 2...

 

Physical Therapy Today: APTA debunks 7 common physical therapy myths

A recent survey conducted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) confirmed seven of the most common myths about physical therapy. While the demand for physical therapists continues to rise and many consumers are experiencing the...

 

Physical Therapy Today: The role of physical therapy in women's health

Ever since the #1 New York Times bestseller entitled “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” by John Gray was published, more and more people have asked the question “What makes men and women so different?” Gray’s use of analogies and...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Backpack safety - 6 steps to backpack safety for kid

As children head back to school in September, a disturbing new trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain much sooner than generations before them. A major contributing factor seems to be a heavy backpack. Most parents (and childr...

 

Physical Therapy Today: The elimination of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs as a result of overuse or misuse of the body and it generally affects the upper extremities. It has been reported that approximately 60% of all occupational injuries can be attributed to RSI. This causes a...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Assistive devices

For most individuals, the probability that an assistive device may be needed seems very unlikely. Walking, and basic movements like getting out of bed, in and out of a car and climbing up the stairs are some of things we take for granted. As one...

 
 By Casey Cortney    Community    May 6, 2014

Physical Therapy Today: Physical Therapy for the Spine

The spinal column supports the body and provides the structural framework for muscles and bones in the trunk region. It is a bony framework that protects the spinal cord, which serves as a channel of communication between the brain and the rest of th...

 

Physical Therapy Today: National Walk @ Lunch Day®

Walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise, but it can be hard to find time in our busy schedules to participate in physical activity. On Wednesday, April 30th, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are sponsoring the...

 

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