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A physical therapist is a specialist trained to work with you to restore your activity, strength, and motion following an injury or surgery. Physical therapists can teach specific exercises, stretches, and techniques and use specialized equipment to address problems...read more
Physical Therapy Instrument Mobilization (PIM) is an innovative concept that involves mobilizing your spinal and peripheral joints via a mechanical spring loaded instrument according to physical therapy principles. Physical therapy Instrument Mobilization is a safe,...read more
Non-traumatic onset bursitis is commonly related to your biomechanics or in other words "how you move". In these cases, you should be assessed by a health professional who understands how subtle changes in how you move can cause overuse and injury. Experienced...read more
There are few things that are worse than back pain. It is the part of the body that undergoes the greatest amount of physical stress while working to both provide a strong and stable base of support while also functioning to allow the flexibility necessary to perform...read more
Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures are hurt or diseased it paves the way for elbow problems. Elbow pain is sometimes due to arthritis, but in general, most...read more
Stress fracture, also known as a hairline fracture, is a fatigue-induced fracture of the bone caused by repeated stress over time. Instead of resulting from a single severe impact, stress fractures are the result of accumulated trauma from repeated submaximal loading,...read more
The wear and tear of osteoarthritis can vary significantly in severity and resultant functional disability. Symptoms often start out as mild stiffness and aching that is often easily ignored. As the condition advances the symptoms are less easily avoided and start to...read more
Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest. Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin...read more
Have you ever received the results of an MRI, X-Ray or spoke with a medical professional about your back or neck and had no clue what they were talking about? They string together so many complex words it’s almost as if they get paid by the syllable! With so many...read more
When many of us experience neck pain or low back pain we often take to the internet to search for the answers. In order to comprehend the source of low back pain, neck pain, or sciatica one must first appreciate the relevant anatomy of the spine. Spinal anatomy is...read more
Often people with low back pain ask “Can I work out?” or “Can I take that aerobics class and will it affect my back pain?”. In acute cases (less than 7 days) physical therapists and physicians generally recommend to rest and take it easy. After that it is possible to...read more
Running is a great sport, hobby, and a cardiovascular workout. It can also be very tasking on your body and joints. Regardless of whether you are a recreational or a competitive runner, muscle imbalances and poor mechanics can lead to numerous overuse injuries. These...read more
Shoulder injuries are extremely common. This joint has a wide range of mobility but with that comes a high degree of instability and potential for injury. Studies have shown that roughly of 30% of us all have some degree of rotator cuff compromise even if it is not...read more