Trigger Finger
While the name might conjure images of wild west sharpshooters or deadly snipers, the condition of “trigger finger” gets its name from the trigger-like snap that occurs when the finger suddenly releases after a period of being locked down in a bent position.What is Trigger Finger? The tendons that run into the fingers have protective...
What is Torticollis?
Torticollis is a condition characterized by abnormal positioning of the head and neck and is most commonly seen in infants.What is Torticollis? Torticollis can be caused by positioning when sleeping, and can be congenital or acquired from soft tissue abnormalities. Torticollis often leads to a tightening of one side of the neck causing a preference...
What is Shin Splints?
Shin-splints is a common injury that is typically seen in athletes who do a lot of running or jumping and is characterized by pain in the front portion of the lower leg along the tibia.What is Shin-Splints? This injury occurs typically when athletes overload the area or make an error in training. Often it is...
Insurance Questions? We Can Help!
Most people do not know what their insurance benefits do or don't cover. Let us help you navigate through this process and choose what is going to be the most cost effective way to seek the treatment that you need. Upon scheduling an appointment with us we will check your insurance benefits and coverage for...
What is DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis?
Have you noticed increased pain on the thumb side of your wrist? You may be dealing with DeQuearvains Tenosynovitis. It's a mouthful to say, but it's a common culprit of radial (thumb sided) wrist pain. In this post, we will discuss what this condition is, who is most at risk, and strategies that can be...
Fall Prevention
Why is fall prevention and screening so important? Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury for older adults. 1 in 4 adults 65 and older fall each year (Matchar, 2018). Sustaining a fall can lead to fractures, decreased quality of life, as well as fear and anxiety about future falls. There are many factors...
Low Back Pain: Why You Should See a PT First
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek health care services. With today’s opioid epidemic it is important that we find safer alternatives to treat pain. Physical therapy has been a very under-utilized medical resource in treating musculoskeletal pain, specifically acute low back pain. Physical therapy has only been used in...
5 Stretches to Relieve Neck Pain
Neck pain can be one of the most difficult things to deal with and can progress to high levels of disability if not treated properly.Here are five stretches and exercises that can help reduce neck pain:1. Levator Scapulae Stretch Begin in a seated position and tuck the arm of the side of the neck that...
Pediatric Occupational Therapy: What is Visual Perception?
Visual perception skills are very important when it comes to a child's learning and deficits can cause challenges for your child in school as well as in daily tasks.What is Visual Perception? Visual perception is a broad term used to define how the brain processes visual stimuli. It is what allows a person to recognize...
Backpack Safety
The back to school season is upon us! For most students that means lugging around a backpack. Backpacks can be great tools for carrying books and supplies but can cause soreness or injuries if used improperly. Here are some key components of proper backpack use: 1. Proper Fit Backpacks should be no wider than the...