After experiencing an injury, many people ask themselves the question, “Should I have an X-ray or MRI before I come to therapy?” What should I do? Well, our intuition would typically say “I have back pain, therefore an x-ray or MRI will help me determine what’s wrong and how to go about fixing it.” We must know the medical diagnosis
Have You Heard of Pre-Hab? There Are Several Different Ways it May Benefit You It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery
The ankle is a complex joint that allows for movement in various planes: dorsiflexion/plantarflexion (up and down), inversion/eversion (in and out), and pronation/supination (arch down and arch up). While having adequate mobility in each direction is important, dorsiflexion, or the ability for the foot/ankle to move upward towards the ceiling, has the most functional implications.
Imagine waking up, fully rested after 8 hours of sleep. As you gently awake, you move to sit up… only to be hit with an ache in your back. The aches in your shoulders and neck quickly follow as you move, but as you go to stand up, they are eclipsed by the dull ache
Sleep is the world’s most natural performance-enhancer. Without it, we are sluggish and slowed down. But with it, athletes have a secret weapon to beat their opponent. Sleep is a frequently over-looked strategy to improve performance and assist in both prevention of injury and recovery from injury. There have been many research studies confirming these
A herniated disc refers to an issue with one of the rubbery cushions that are in between the vertebrae. A spinal disc has a soft jellylike interior with a tougher exterior. Symptoms of a Herniated Disc While most herniated discs occur in the lower back, they also can occur in the cervical area. Symptoms are
Long-term opioid consumption is not a good strategy for managing chronic pain. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids simply alleviate the symptoms (pain) of a larger problem. For very real, measurable improvement over chronic pain, physical therapy has been proven to be a much better option than opioids or other pharmaceutical painkillers. If
Everyone strives for a healthy, strong, and active lifestyle. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially if you are being limited by chronic pain. Sometimes just the thought of going out and exercising with persistent discomfort can leave you feeling defeated. Fortunately, physical therapy can help relieve those aches and pains so you