What is Container Baby Syndrome?
A “container baby” is a newborn or young infant who is placed in a container such as a car seat or stroller for extended periods of time throughout the day. “Container Baby Syndrome” (CBS) is a term used to encompass the various conditions all linked to babies that spend a long time in a container...
The Role of Physical Therapy in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can be very traumatizing to the body causing a wide variety of injuries from whiplash to broken bones. Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process following an MVA to help reduce your pain and stiffness as well as avoid long term injuries.Common Injuries Sustained During an MVA All motor...
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
There are eight different senses that our bodies take in from the surrounding environment: sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, vestibular (sense of head movement in space), proprioception (sensation from muscles and joints), and interoception (sensations from internal organs). In sensory processing disorder these processes are disturbed.There are three types of sensory modulation disorder: Sensory Over-Responsive:...
Workplace Wellness
Being in front of a computer and keyboard every day for hours on end can take a toll on the body. Our bodies are created for movement so staying in one position for the majority of the day can result in poor circulation and an imbalance in strength and flexibility of muscles. That is why...
Achilles Tendinopathy
Achilles tendinopathy is an irritation to the Achilles tendon. This type of pain can affect both active and inactive individuals although it is most commonly seen in athletes. It is estimated that about 24% of athletes will suffer this condition at some point, while up to 50% of runners will experience some type of Achilles...
What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?
Did you know that jaw/mouth pain doesn’t necessarily mean you need to see a dentist? Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a common condition that affects the natural functions of the jaw, such as opening the mouth and chewing, and it currently impacts over 10 million people in the United States. The causes of this condition...
Managing Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a very common condition affecting over 3 million people per year. It can occur practically anywhere in the body and can range from feeling like a dull ache to sharp pain. Although sometimes there is no obvious cause for the pain that doesn’t mean nothing can be done. Physical therapy can help!5...
Developmental Delays
Do you have a son or daughter struggling to reach early childhood milestones? If so, they could be showing signs of a developmental delay. What is Developmental Delay? Developmental delay is diagnosed when a child struggles to perform everyday skills including motor (movement), cognitive, social and emotional, speech and language, and other daily living skills....
What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. This is usually triggered by specific changes in the position of the head which leads to dizziness among other symptoms.Causes Most often the cause of this condition is unknown or idiopathic. Sometimes it is caused by a blow to the head...
Lumbar Radiculopathy and Sciatica
Low back pain is a very common condition, with an estimated 3 million cases in the US per year. The mechanism of injury for lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica can vary from an acute injury to long term stress on the back. Regardless of how it has been acquired, conservative treatment with physical therapy has been...