Facility Fees: Understanding The Hidden Charges Did you know that where you see your doctor can affect the charges you pay for your visit? We live in a time where health care costs are through the roof due to higher deductibles and co-pays. With the increase in health care costs, patients [...]
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Sciatica: Understanding the Symptoms, Misconceptions and How Physical Therapy can Help Sciatica refers to pain along the sciatic nerve. This most commonly occurs when a herniated disc, bone spur or spinal stenosis compresses part of the nerve. The pain typically starts in your lower back, through your hips and down through [...]
Back Pain: A Comprehensive Guide to Detection and Recovery Through Physical Therapy Each year, millions of Americans experience back pain that ranges in severity from mildly annoying to debilitating. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimates that 80 percent of the population suffers from back pain at some point in their life [...]
What Is Considered Chronic Pain & How Do You Find Relief? Pain in various parts of the body impacts a majority of adults at some point in their life. Back pain alone affects 50 to 80 percent of Americans. In most instances, pain resolves in a short period of time ranging from a few days [...]
Dry needling has become a sought-after and trusted way to help release some types of pain to augment other physical therapy modalities and exercises. During a dry needling session, a trained therapist uses the same type of very small needle used by acupuncture technologists. The therapist identifies an area where pain is originating, known as [...]
Knee pain can sideline a patient, whether caused by overuse, injury or surgical intervention. Knee injuries are among the most common suffered by athletes, and knee replacement surgery is one of the most frequently performed joint replacement surgeries conducted by orthopedic surgeons. Physical therapy can greatly help patients suffering from knee pain, regardless of its [...]
A scientific analysis of studies indicates that a quarter of the population suffers frequent foot pain. This pain can limit mobility, decrease the quality of life and create a negative impact on the ability to conduct routine activities. Don’t let pain limit your life and dictate what you can do. Speak with your doctor to [...]
Whether the result of an injury, illness or aging, lower back pain can range from a minor nuisance to an impediment to daily living. The World Health Organization reports that lower back pain impacts between 60 and 70 percent of people at some point. You can successfully address this pain through exercises as part of [...]
Undertaking a new physical fitness program can feel daunting — and the stress of not knowing where or how to start can prevent you from beginning in the first place. At your neighborhood gym, you may just become another faceless member, left to your own devices to figure out the equipment and put together a [...]
After you suffer a physical injury or undergo surgery on a bone or joint, your doctor may refer you for occupational and physical therapy. You may even need to go through rounds of therapy to strengthen areas before a surgical treatment. Sometimes only one type of therapy is prescribed, but many doctors often recommend both. [...]