Did you know that having rehabilitation before surgery is just as critical as having it after surgery? It’s true! One of the most important times that you could seek physical therapy is when you are facing surgical correction of a joint or muscle. Physical therapy has proven time and time again to benefit a person as they prepare their body for the surgical correction! Physical therapy before an operation also can enhance the recovery process, making it possible to return to full strength as quickly as possible following your surgical procedure.Read full blog
Few problems can render a person’s ability to move and fulfill basic needs inept like chronic back pain. Back pain can often become more than you can manage on your own. It can create several challenges for families, friends, and health providers. While many traditional treatment methods rely on the use of medications and even surgery, there are safer and healthier alternatives, such as physical therapy. Physical therapy may alleviate symptoms with significant benefits!Read full blog
Take a moment to pause and think about who you were five or ten years ago. What kinds of activities did you thrive from doing? Were you a runner? An afternoon gym warrior? Or did you just enjoy going for long evening walks with your dog?
Now, come back to the present moment. Do you still do these things? If not — what is stopping you? Is it within your control?
Sometimes we sustain injuries that cause aching joints, lingering pain, and other lasting negative effects.Read full blog
Headaches of any kind can put a major damper on your day, sucking the fun out of planned activities and making it difficult to concentrate on work or anything else that requires your attention. While many people turn to over-the-counter medications as a means of addressing the lingering pain associated with headaches, these medications do very little to help the headache actually go away. If anything, they’re just a band-aid!
Headaches are pretty common.Read full blog
Finding ways to stay active can be difficult regardless of your weekly schedule, but when your nine-to-five grind means sitting at a desk for 40+ hours every week, the idea of developing an active lifestyle can seem almost laughably unachievable! On average, most of us spend eight hours a day at a desk, two hours a day driving, and somewhere between six to eight hours each evening in bed! This doesn’t even count the time we’re probably spending on the couch or sitting at the table for a meal.Read full blog
If your joints have been bothering you for a few months, know that you’re not alone. Joint pain plagues an increasing number of aging, often arthritic Americans. As a matter of fact, a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in 2002, about 10.5 million people in the United States said they battled severe joint pain, but by 2014 that number had jumped to 14.6 million. That’s a pretty big leap, and it certainly leaves a lot of room for concern.Read full blog
Although some of us dread getting older, there are so many things to look forward to with age, such as spending more time with loved ones, watching your family grow, and experiencing new things. But if you’re in your fifth, sixth, or seventh, decade, you might start to notice aches, pains, and other issues making movement more difficult for you. This is a cause for concern.
You aren’t alone; age-related debility and chronic health conditions are common in our nation.Read full blog
Waking up sore and achy can really zap the energy and positivity out of your day. The worst part is that if you don’t address that achiness and soreness first thing, then those feelings are likely to very quickly translate themselves into fatigue, meaning that you are likely to face the entire day feeling sluggish and ready for bed.
At the end of a long day, feeling a little sore is somewhat normal.Read full blog
Is a Herniated Disc Causing Your Back Pain?
One of the most common causes of pain among adults in the United States is back pain.
Back pain is not something you want to ignore for long, and it can develop for any number of endless reasons. Once it does develop, making it go away can truly be an uphill battle that you can’t fight alone.
When pain in the back lingers well beyond the time that an injury would traditionally take to heal it is called chronic pain.Read full blog
In so many ways, our smartphones make elements of our lives easier and more convenient, putting the world at our fingertips at a moment’s notice. But as we turn to our phones more often to connect, learn about the world and simply occupy downtime these technological tools have a downside.
As we spend time looking down at our phones, we’re often bending our heads forward, slouching and rolling our shoulders forward, sometimes for long periods of time.Read full blog