Physical Therapy

Cervical Dystonia and Neubie®Direct Current Treatment

2023-09-23T04:51:06-04:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Pain Management Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Cervical Dystonia? Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmic torticollis, is considered to be a motor system disorder in which the neuro-functional connections in the brain are affected. This can cause involuntary, often painful muscle contractions and decreased motor control of the cervical spine musculature. Multiple systematic reviews have shown that physical therapy in conjunction with medical intervention including botox injections can have positive impacts on patients with cervical dystonia.  Physical therapy offers a wide variety of treatments for [...]

Modern Approach for Overcoming Chronic Pain: Cognitive Functional Therapy

2023-12-21T14:43:28-05:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, low back pain, or chronic neck pain that hasn’t improved fully with traditional orthopedic or physical therapy treatment? Is your ability to perform fitness activities, sports activities, or normal daily work activities limited by this pain? Are you ready to explore the modern approaches to dealing with persistent/debilitating pain? Are you a person that has an identified tear, bulge, or degeneration? Have you been told they aren’t a candidate for [...]

The Artistic Athlete: Physical Therapy for the Performer

2023-09-30T01:36:26-04:00July 13th, 2022|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Sports Medicine Articles, Wellness Articles, Performing Arts Medicine Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Performing Arts Medicine?  Performing Arts Medicine is a specialized subset of sports medicine focused on treating and managing conditions unique to dancers, musicians, vocalists, actors, and all other performers. The treatment of performers requires extensive knowledge and background in the demands, culture, and techniques specific to the arts in order to correctly diagnose, treat, and return the performer back to the stage safely and efficiently.  Why is it important to see a provider specializing in Performing Arts Medicine? [...]

Men’s Health Awareness Month -Specifically Male Pelvic Pain

2023-09-30T01:40:47-04:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Pelvic Floor Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Male Pelvic Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are misconceptions when it comes to issues such as pelvic pain. The medical community often considered this a female problem related to pregnancy, postpartum, menstrual cycle, or female reproductive organs…but as you may guess, anyone with a pelvis can have pain and that includes males. Guys haven’t had it so good with it comes to dealing with male pelvic health issues and the intervention provided by the medical community. Too often (and still so today), male pelvic pain was [...]

High Intensity Resistance Exercise Is For Everyone… Using BFR!

2023-09-25T12:11:11-04:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Q: What is a “High-Intensity Resistance Exercise”? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines high-intensity resistance training to be loads of at least 70% of your 1-rep max (1RM). This level of resistance is thought to be required in order to produce muscle growth (hypertrophy) and strength gains.  Q: Is high-intensity resistance training appropriate for me? High-intensity resistance training may not be appropriate for you if you have: Cardiovascular disease Joint disease/injury Post-operative limitations Weight-bearing restrictions Q: How can [...]

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now – In The Treatment Of Scoliosis

2022-01-11T06:50:11-05:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Injury Prevention Articles, Scoliosis Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FOR STARTERS AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT YOUR MOTHER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. Listen to her when she tells you to wear your brace or whatever it is for that matter.   I will never forget the day I was told I had to wear a brace. It was a horrible hot heavy piece of plastic. It became a nightly routine to wake up in the middle of the night sweating and chuck the brace across the room. Yes, I was [...]

The Warm-Up Revolution

2023-12-21T14:46:29-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Injury Prevention Articles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How many of you remember spending half an hour standing in a circle with your teammates before practicing counting “1…2…3…” as you gradually stretched individual muscle groups? My guess is, probably most of you. As we continue to move into an age of analytics within sports, the efficacy of warm-ups in their ability to decrease injury risk and prepare athletes for sport is gaining more attention. In The Past Traditionally, warm-up programs have consisted of short bouts of aerobic activity [...]

Bending without breaking: Hypermobility disorders and physical therapy

2023-12-21T14:24:37-05:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Pilates Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Hypermobility,” is a term we like to throw around in all types of ways. For many people, it means casually bringing your leg over your head in yoga class or twisting your body into a pretzel-like Cirque Du Soleil performer, but for others, it means chronic pain, frequent injuries, and symptoms that many medical providers will shrug off as “being bendy.” There is a fine line when “flexible” can be more than just limber joints and muscles and may be [...]

Male Pelvic Pain

2022-04-27T07:57:55-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

...it’s more common than you think…and yes, it can be treated! With June being Men's Health Awareness Month, we wanted to bring awareness to a problem that is commonly misdiagnosed. Men with pelvic pain are almost always misdiagnosed as “prostatitis” and are prescribed rounds of antibiotics even though they do not have an infection. More commonly referred to as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) which can present as perineal (pelvic floor) and genital pain. The prevalence of CPPS in the [...]

The Nose Knows Best! The Secrets to Better Breathing

2023-09-30T15:33:16-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is a simple, free, daily action that can positively affect your IMMUNE SYSTEM, MOOD, WEIGHT, and LONGEVITY?  Breathing.  Nasal breathing that is! Mouth breathing causes the tissues in the back of the mouth to become loose and flex inward, making breathing more difficult, creating more...mouth breathing! Nasal breathing naturally tones the soft tissue in the airways, keeping them firm and in shape! Mouth breathing while sleeping allows gravity to close the airway even more as the soft tissues in the [...]

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