Health Blog Category: physicaltherapy
Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough because they have to be for your game! However, we’re all still human, and unfortunately, injuries do happen.
The hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Conditions such as arthritis, aging, and sports injuries can all cause problems, and before you know it, pain symptoms can flare up.
If you’re experiencing hip, knee, or leg pain, call Midland Sports Rehab and Freeland Sports Rehab to schedule a closer look.Read full blog
Those of us concerned about maintaining a high level of fitness, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, rely on a solid set of core muscles to stabilize the body and allow us to perform at our best. Athletes are attempting to enhance their form to complete this essential activity better.
One of the essential workouts for core strength is the squat! According to renowned strength coach Mark Rippetoe, the squat is an exercise that stimulates those core muscles.Read full blog
Is Chronic Back Pain Preventing You from Living Your Life to the Fullest? PT Can Help
Do you feel like you’ve been locked out of your life due to your chronic back pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Approximately 80 percent of Americans have experienced back pain or will experience it in the future.
The nagging, sometimes excruciating sensation of back pain can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions.Read full blog
The Natural, Long-Lasting Solution to Chronic Pain
As two of the largest joints in the human body, your hips and knees play a huge role in supporting your body’s weight and guaranteeing mobility. However, as many Americans know, pain in the hips and knees is remarkably common.
In fact, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, 50% of all adults reporting joint pain have issues with their knees and hips.Read full blog
Pain Relief is Right Around the Corner!
Do you wake up feeling rigid and aching in the morning? You may think, “Did I sleep wrong on my neck? Do I have to upgrade my mattress? ” It’s only natural for us to feel a little off from time to time when our day begins! However, if you notice that you are regularly waking up in pain, it may be time to go to a physical therapist.Read full blog
Are You Looking to Improve the Results of Your Surgery? “Prehab” PT Can Help
Practicing with a physical therapist before your operation– sometimes referred to as “prehab,” — can help you mentally and physically prepare your body for the stress of undergoing a major surgery, and is a very wise decision for your health.
Most people know that physical therapy is commonly used as a tool for rehabilitation after surgery or major strain to the body.Read full blog
Have You Been Looking for a Drug-Free, Natural Solution to Chronic Pain?
Do you feel anxious or unnerved by the idea of relying solely on drugs for pain management for the foreseeable future? If so, those worries and fears are completely valid, especially if the drugs in question are opioids. After trying NSAIDs or steroids without feeling relief, many individuals with chronic pain can feel that they have no choice but to turn to more powerful opioids.Read full blog
Research Shows That Stretching Is Just as Important As Exercise
It is an unfortunate truth that Americans are not getting enough physical activity. Healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week.
If you are trying to become more active, preparing a regular exercise routine of your own is a great place to start. However, you mustn’t forget one of the most important parts of healthy exercise in your new routine: stretching!Read full blog
Everything You Need to Know About Pre-Hab
It’s no secret that undergoing physical therapy after an injury or surgery will help you heal faster. But what if there was a way to avoid injury and prevent surgical intervention in the first place? Pre-hab or preventive rehabilitation allows patients to heal better following surgery, speed up the healing process and, in many cases, avoid injury in the first place. Contact our office today to meet with a physical therapist.Read full blog
Improve Your Health and Wellness and Have Fun Doing It Through PT
Staying active can help you live longer while also improving the quality of your life
According to PT in Motion News, 80 percent of Americans don’t meet the physical activity guidelines established by the US Department of Health and Human Services on a regular basis. As you can see, it is difficult for many people to find the time or motivation to exercise.Read full blog
If You’ve Been Dealing with Painful, Stress-Related Headaches Physical Therapy Can Help!
People who experience stress or tension headaches often describe the pain as a dullness, tightness, or a feeling of pressure around the forehead and neck. If this type of discomfort, often described as a clamp squeezing the skull sounds familiar, keep reading.
While reducing your stress level can often reduce the severity of your stress-related headaches, achieving that can be easier said than done.Read full blog
Your Sleeping Situation Impacts Your Health More Than You Might Think
Imagine gently waking up after 8 hours of sleep. You should feel rested and ready to start your day, right? But when you move to sit up you are suddenly struck with an intense backache.
Pain in your shoulders and neck quickly follows as you move and is soon accompanied by a dull ache in your hips and legs when you stand.Read full blog
Enhance Your Health and Wellness with These Easy Steps!
Most people feel that they have to spend hours a day working out or attending the gym in order to keep fit. That’s why many of us find ourselves saying we don’t have time to exercise! However, it doesn’t take hours out of your day to work out and remain physically fit. There are a few simple elements you can integrate into your everyday routine that will improve your health.Read full blog
Are you searching for a method of natural pain relief? Try physical therapy!
Long-term opioid use is not a good strategy for chronic pain management. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids only mask the painful symptoms of a larger problem.
Physical therapy has been shown to be a much better alternative than opioids or other pharmaceutical medications for achieving measurable relief from chronic pain.
If you have been considering using opioids for pain relief, but wish to explore alternate options first, contact our office today to speak with a physical therapist.Read full blog
Did you know that you can manage your chronic pain with proper nutrition and physical therapy?
If you are working to manage a chronic pain condition with the help of a physical therapist, it is likely you will receive some nutritional advice as part of your treatment. They know that in some chronic conditions, dietary changes can hugely help the body reduce or even eliminate pain.
A study released by Harvard Health showed that certain foods can alleviate inflammation, while other foods can aggravate it.Read full blog
Find Relief Today!
There you are, walking through the park on a sunny summer day when you unexpectedly find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in agony, slumped in a crumpled heap, hoping that no one saw you slide. So, what do you do from here? How do you know if the injury is going to go away on its own, and when do you call a physical therapist?Read full blog
You Don’t Have to Risk the Harmful Side Effects of Drugs – Find Natural Relief with Physical Therapy
Pain can be a helpful messenger, a warning that something needs to be repaired in your body—but it can also be an agonizing nuisance that destroys your quality of life. To make matters worse, many pain issues are rooted in deep-seated underlying disorders, often arising from a part of the body other than a part of the body with symptoms.Read full blog
You Don’t Have to Deal with Day-to-Day Pain
Dealing with headaches on the daily alone can be very isolating and leave a person feeling exhausted.
Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint? It’s true. Headaches are extremely common and can be so debilitating to the point that they impact a person’s quality of life.
Fortunately, through physical therapy, long term relief is possible.Read full blog
Relieve Your Pain Without Harmful Medications!
Arthritis is a common term used to describe over 100 different forms of joint pain and disease. Many people believe that arthritis affects only the aged, but this is far from reality.
According to Healthline, “the symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65, but it can also develop in children, teens, and younger adults.Read full blog
Find The Relief You’ve Been Looking for with Physical Therapy
The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost due to low back pain.
Many people suffer from lower back pain and have no idea how to find permanent relief. Dealing with this kind of pain impacts daily life and can take away the time you normally use to relax, work, and spend time with your family.Read full blog