21Oct, 2017

Plantar Fascia and Physical Therapy

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When you wake up in the morning do you experience a stabbing pain near the heel of your foot? What about after prolonged periods of standing? If this is a familiar pain for you please note you are not alone. There are more than 3 Million diagnosed cases per year and approximately one out of 10 people in the US experience this persistent pain that is located on the bottom of the foot called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom […]
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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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30Apr, 2017

Opioid Usage and Physical Therapy

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The sale of prescription opioids like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, Methodone and Percocet are rapidly increasing as a way to manage pain. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they have quadrupled in the United States. The opioid usage is now become an epidemic and as of March 2016, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines. Opioid usage is recommended for certain cases including cancer treatment, end of life care, palliative are and some acute care situations but only if properly dosed. There are risks associated with inappropriately […]
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31Jan, 2017

Taking Care of Your Achilles Tendon

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The Achilles tendon, the largest tendon, is one of the most common tendons to rupture. This tendon stretches from your calf muscles all the way to the bones of the heel. The Achilles tendon is frequently injured and in most cases it is mild and just feels like a burning sensation/pain or stiff; however approximately 30,000 people in the United States aging from 30 to 49 experience severe injury meaning the tendon is torn or ruptured. There are many different type of treatment for the Achilles tendon injury. Physical Therapy […]
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