physical therapy

Physical Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Lead More Comfortable Lives

It is estimated that nearly 75 percent of cancer survivors experience cancer-related fatigue and are impacted by significant disabilities and difficulties in their day-to-day lives.

Knitting Should Not Be a Pain: Six Steps to Avoid Discomfort While Knitting

There are many benefits to the art of knitting. As knitters count the rows and stitches, other stressors leave their minds. The rhythmic nature of knitting can give one a sense of calmness and consistency.

How to Reduce Knee Pain Caused by Chondromalacia Patella (CMP)

Chrondromalacia patella, also known as patella femoral syndrome, is a condition where the cartilage under the knee cap (patella) has been damaged. 

Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Outdoors

Staying active while we age is important, and the outdoors offer ample opportunities to exercise, socialize and more. To make the most of your time outdoors, take the following precautions to avoid outdoor fall risks, like uneven, cracked or difficult walking surfaces:

Home Exercise Is Important to Relieve Back Pain

back painIf you have back pain, physical therapy can help reduce discomfort and improve your quality of life. But finding relief from back pain involves more than spending a few hours a week in outpatient therapy – it takes a commitment to home exercise.

Soccer: Proper Training to Prevent Injuries

soccerSoccer is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The game is played in two, fast-paced 45-minute halves, with a short 15-minute halftime. The playing field (typically 70-80 yards wide by 110-120 yards long) is significantly larger than football and lacrosse fields.

Baseball: Preventing Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

Shoulder and elbow injuries are common for baseball players – too common. A 2013 study by Bleacher Report injury analyst Will Carroll said that one-third of current MLB pitchers have had Tommy John surgery (named for the first major league pitcher to undergo the procedure) to repair overuse and other arm injuries.

Kinesio Taping To Treat Common Running Injuries

Whether you are a seasoned marathoner, a recreational jogger or just recently strapped on your running shoes, you should consider ways to prevent injuries. A runner’s best course of action for injury prevention is proper preparation, including: checking with your doctor to ensure it is medically safe to begin or continue a running program, wearing appropriate footwear and preparing your muscles and cardiovascular system for the activity.

Pilates for Rehabilitation

Today you can find a Pilates class in nearly every community and Pilates fitness DVDs are readily available at your local store or online. It seems like everyone is either taking a Pilates class or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program.

Coping with Chronic Back Pain

The spine is a complex system, which is composed of many joints that allow us to bend, flex and twist freely. In fact, we bend and flex an average of 3,000 - 5,000 times per day. At this rate, it may come as no surprise that it can be hard to resolve back pain or heal a back injury.

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