The Different Forms of Physical Therapy

A physical therapist is a licensed medical professional specializing in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing health and movement problems. In contrast to physicians, doctors of physical therapy do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. Physi

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What is Safe Pain Management?

Nobody likes pain — well, almost nobody — but it would be hard to live without it. Pain is what keeps us from sticking our hands into the fire, and it’s often how we know to seek treatment when something is wrong. But there are also times when

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Telemedicine for Physical Therapy

After a year of COVID-19, we’ve all become experts at social distancing. Industries have adapted quickly with changes to everything from the way we watch movies to buying groceries. And as difficult and annoying as much of this has been. Some of th

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Mindfulness Practices and Pain Management

Chronic pain is defined as any pain that is persistent and lasts for twelve weeks or more in spite of treatment or medication. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an injury but it can also occur without any identifiable cause. Managing chronic pain can

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Learn About Fascia and Why It Matters

When we think of human anatomy and how our bodies are held together, the first things that probably come to mind are bones and muscles wrapped in skin. These are the organs that get all the glory. Often overlooked, however, is the fascia—a thin lay

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When to Apply Heat vs. Ice

Both heat and ice have long been recommended as treatments for pain and soreness and to help with injury recovery. But do they work? And is one better than the other? Read on to learn when to use heat vs. ice.   Different Methods for Differe

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9 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff

Shoulder pain can be a game stopper. Any injury that affects your ability to lift, reach, or carry is going to be a sharp reminder of how often you need to do those things. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a professional athlete, a homemaker, or

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What Is SI Joint Pain and How Can You Prevent It?

Notoriously difficult to diagnose and often confused with other conditions, sacroiliitis is estimated to cause up to 25% of all cases of lower back pain. But what is sacroiliitis? Your sacroiliac joint is located where your pelvis connects with yo

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Nine Safe Exercises for a Herniated Disk

Age and injury put everyone at eventual risk of a herniated disk. The engineering marvel that is the human spine is remarkable in its combination of toughness and flexibility. But its weak point—the soft, rubbery cushions between each vertebra—ar

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Treating Nerve Damage with Physical Therapy

There’s a lot that can go wrong with our nervous systems, and the impacts can range from annoying to frightening or even incapacitating. Most commonly, we’re dealing with some peripheral neuropathy—any disease or damage affecting nerves outside

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