There are plenty of things that can go wrong with your shoulder. It’s one of the most complicated anatomical structures in the human body, after all. We use it to reach forward, back, up, down, and side to side. It even allows us to rotate our arms
When you’re dealing with illness or injury, both the cause and the cure often involve body mechanics. Maybe you’ve broken a bone. Maybe your osteoarthritis is getting worse. Or maybe you’re just feeling run down and out of energy. Whatever your
As much as we’d like to avoid it, there comes a time for many of us when shoulder surgery is necessary for a pain-free, fully functional life. The good news is that shoulder surgery has a high success rate—whether it’s open surgery, arthroscopy
When it comes to selecting a massage cream, there are plenty of options out there. It can be overwhelming trying to decide between oils and lotions with an endless array of scents ranging from soothing to sexy. Coconut? Hibiscus? Lavender? Eucalyptus
More than 27 million Americans experience the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis commonly affects the knees, hips, lower back, fingers, and feet, but it can occur in any joint. Likewise, it commonly affects people over 65, but peopl
Nobody loves a shoulder injury. They’re never fun and they’re never convenient. When a patient presents to their doctor with a shoulder injury, they’re already dealing with pain and/or physical limitations. Any medical treatment is going to be
Ankle weights: They’re not just for your mom’s old aerobic videos anymore.
Ankle weights may have seen something of a heyday back in the ’80s, but they’ve never really left us. And today, as our knowledge of exercise science has advanced,
Oil, lotion, cream, or gel? It’s a simple question with no right or wrong answer. But if you’re a professional massage therapist, it’s an important question to ask. Your final decision will take into account everything from client preference to
Sometimes you can do everything right, living a life guided by the best practices for knee injury prevention, and you still find yourself faced with the prospect of knee replacement surgery. Maybe you’ve had an accident or maybe the pain of osteoar
We could all use a little physical therapy now and then.
Whether it’s illness, injury, or disability, any condition that limits our capabilities or causes us pain is a candidate for PT.
Licensed physical therapists are specialists in restorin