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A new approach for Chronic Pain- Part 1

A new approach for Chronic Pain- Part 1

Chronic pain is perhaps one of the most frustrating conditions for a health care provider to treat as well as for patients to deal with. The model used to train many of us was to identify a disease or injury by looking for a mechanical or chemical cause for the pain and then address theContinue Reading »

I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

“I can do everything, but with pain.” “The pain doesn’t stop me but it is always there.” These are statements I hear all the time from my patients. Here is another one: “I don’t have pain when I exercise or move, the minute I stop the pain comes back.” What is going on here?? Well, whatContinue Reading »

Posture Tips for Moms

Posture Tips for Moms

Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys off of the floor, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for mothers. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers tips to help moms and other caregivers accomplish these daily feats without aches and pains. Physical therapists are experts in movement and function, especially when movementContinue Reading »

Physical Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Physical Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a health condition characterized most commonly by chronic widespread muscular pain and tenderness, symptoms of fatigue, waking unrefreshed, and thinking and memory problems. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms such as: Difficulty sleeping Morning stiffness Headache Irritable Bowel or Bladder Syndrome Pain/ cramps in abdomen or pelvis History of depression and anxiety TemporomandibularContinue Reading »

Pregnancy and Pelvic Pain

Pregnancy and Pelvic Pain

Pregnancy and childbirth can mean many changes, and aches and pains, for a woman’s body, including in the pelvic area. Pelvic pain may be felt in the lower back, buttock, groin, hip or leg, and can limit your ability to walk, sleep, and perform various physical activities. What causes pregnancy-related pelvic pain? A woman’s body is challenged duringContinue Reading »

Physical Therapy & Walking Aids

Physical Therapy & Walking Aids

Physical therapists, who are experts in restoring and improving motion, recommend that elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. With emergency rooms experiencing 47, 000 fall-related visits annually from senior citizens due to improper use and fit of walkingContinue Reading »

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