Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow?
Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? What do I do when my back hurts after shoveling snow? 'Tis the wonderful holiday… [more]
What is the best position to sleep for back pain?
Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers… [more]
What to expect after a knee joint replacement
What should I expect after my knee replacement? How should I prepare for my knee replacement? Total knee replacements are… [more]
Do arthritis supplements really work?
How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin… [more]
What is frozen shoulder?
What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to… [more]
Why does my hip hurt?
Why does my hip hurt? What is hip bursitis? How do I alleviate hip bursitis pain? If you've been experiencing a pain… [more]
How do I manage stress?
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]
What causes tension headaches?
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]
What is Runner’s Knee?
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating… [more]
Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt?
What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness… [more]
Have you ever woke up in the morning and stood up out of bed with the feeling of a knife sticking you in the bottom of your heel? The pain is nearly crippling at first but as you take a few steps the pain eases a bit. The same happens after periods of sitting or driving in a car for sometime. You go to stand up or get out of your car and put on some kind of display like your firewalking on hot coals. The likely cause of the pain is an inflamed plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick … [Read More...]
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating in local 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. Consequently, runners are training more often, and may become susceptible to repetitive use injuries in the knee. The two most common knee injuries in runners are patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). PFPS is pain under or along the knee cap itself, while ITBS is pain along the outside of … [Read More...]
How do I make the most of my physical therapy evaluation? What questions will I be asked by my physical therapist? As physical therapists we cannot be so blind to assume everyone knows what services we can provide and what diagnoses we are capable of treating. So whether you have been through therapy before or are going for the first time here are a few things to consider before your first visit with your therapist: -Where is your pain and how does it change based on … [Read More...]
Do I need a referral for physical therapy? How can a physical therapist help me? What is the training for a physical therapist? Legislation now allows you to be evaluated and treated for up to 24 days by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician. This is referred to as direct access. In April 2013, Indiana became the 49th of 50 U.S. states to adopt it into practice. Direct access to physical therapy services means that as a patient, you will receive the treatment you … [Read More...]
Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers scold to “sit up straight.” Posture has always been a focus since we were little (despite few of us heeding this advice). We are exposed to ways to correct posture daily at work and home with the various ergonomic tools made to improve work place stations, but how often do we consider sleeping posture? Mild stiffness in the mornings is a normal occurrence. When we … [Read More...]