14Aug, 2017

Yoga or Physical Therapy for Back Pain?

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With nearly 10 percent of adults in the United States are affected by chronic lower back pain. A greater percentage is found in racial or ethnic minorities and those with lower socioeconomic status. With this many people being affected more and more doctors are looking at other ways besides opioids to help reduce the pain for the patients. Two of those ways are the tried and true physical therapy programs or the up and coming yoga trend. Let’s take a look at both of these alternatives. According to Wikipedia, Physical […]
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23Jul, 2017

How can Physical Therapy help me with my COPD?

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, causes the airways in your lung to lose its normal shape and elasticity and can become inflamed. This creates difficulty in breathing and leads to other problems. COPD is estimated to be the fifth leading cause of death by 2050. Currently it is the tenth most prevalent disease. COPD causes the airways to be less efficient at moving air in and out of your lungs. The most common types of COPD are emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. Emphysema is a condition where the […]
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19Jun, 2017

Pelvic Pain, Also Known as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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One out of every 5 Americans suffer with one type or another of pelvic pain which is also known as pelvic floor dysfunction. Many Americans go untreated as for most the pain has been unidentified. What is Pelvic Floor Pain? The pelvic floor is made of tissues and muscles which form a sling that goes from the pubic bone to the tailbone which assists in supporting the pelvic organs as well as the abdominal organs. This support helps control the bladder, bowels and sexual activity. When the muscles of the […]
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17May, 2017

Technology Disabilities and Physical Therapy

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The age of technology is great as we receive information quicker, we can communicate with our family and friends more frequently and we work more efficiently. However we are beginning to see the effects of technology on our bodies. The more time we spend typing on our keyboards, tapping our screens or thumb scrolling the more we experience fatigue in our neck, aches in our forearms and pain in our thumbs and wrist area. New terms have been created due to our technology ailments; have you heard of digital disabilities? […]
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