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Knee Pain and Physical Therapy
Knee pain can occur as the result of many different issues, including trauma, overuse injury, a direct blow to the knee, or sudden movements that cause increased stress to the knee preventing you from being able to participate in daily activities.The Importance of Physical Therapy A recent study performed by Graff, et al. has demonstrated...
Shoulder Labrum Tears
Shoulder labrum tears can often be the cause of an unstable shoulder. The labrum is a cartilage ring that surrounds the shoulder joint forming the capsule or “socket” portion of the joint. Injuries to this structure can either be caused by some sort of trauma or by tearing due to repetitive motions. Cause There are...
Physical Therapy and Total Knee Replacements
Did you know the knee is the most commonly replaced joint? A total knee replacement (arthroplasty) is often done in response to arthritis or malalignment in the knee when conservative treatment fails.Reasons for a Total Knee Replacement In most cases, a total knee replacement is done due to one of the following conditions: Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid...
The Role of Physical Therapy in Workers Compensation Injuries
Being injured is never ideal but getting injured at work can be an extra headache. Physical therapy is the first step on your road to recovery so you can return to work pain-free as soon as possible!Common Workplace Injuries Although it is more common to see workers compensation injuries in more physically demanding jobs, they...
Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know
Ankle sprains are very common injuries – almost everyone has experienced one at some point in their life. They are especially common among athletes and it is important that these injuries are treated and rehabilitated properly to avoid reoccurrence or development of a chronic injury.Types of Ankle Sprains Inversion ankle sprains are the most common...
Concussion Awareness
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury most often caused by a blow to the head, face, or neck. Football and soccer are some of the sports where concussions occur most prevalently, and it is very important that they are diagnosed and treated properly. If you suspect you have sustained a concussion it is...
Why Physical Therapy is Important Following a Hip Replacement
A total hip replacement (arthroplasty) is a common surgical intervention used in response to arthritis or fracture of the hip when conservative treatments fail. Following a hip replacement, physical therapy is a vital part of recovery to ensure that full function can be restored.Cause There are many conditions where a total hip replacement may be...
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder pain is one of the most common physical ailments people complain of. The shoulder joint is very complex and is made up of many different structures. This allows the joint to have a wide range of motions but, also makes it susceptible to many different injuries – one of the most common being impingement...
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...
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...