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Category: Back Pain

5 Signs of a Stroke

February 13, 2019
Back Pain

5 Signs of a Stroke A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or ruptures. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. Almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke […]

3 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help Manage Headaches

February 13, 2019
Back Pain

3 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help Manage Headaches Headaches affect 47% of the global population and are described by the type and location of pain in the head. Many headaches are harmless and resolve gradually. However, more frequent moderate to severe headaches can impact your ability to do daily activities and quality of life.  […]

PT Techniques Used for A Pulled Back Muscle

October 30, 2018
Back Pain

A pulled muscle in your back is essentially a muscle strain injury. This can happen when you extend beyond your normal range of motion, make a sudden movement, or overstress your muscles without properly warming up. Pulled back muscles can also occur as a result of poor posture and muscle weakness or imbalance, so you […]

Physical Therapy for Pain

September 17, 2018
Back Pain

Physical Therapist Services for People With Pain Pain is a completely individualized experience, and it is one of the most common symptoms that may lead someone to seek the help of a physical therapist or other health care professional. In recent years, an alarming number of Americans have been prescribed opioids for pain relief. Because […]

What is Pitcher’s Elbow?

April 19, 2018
Back Pain

Pitcher’s Elbow, also known as medial epicondyle apophysitis, is a common injury that occurs among young baseball players. Caused by “overuse” and “repetitive motion,” Pitcher’s Elbow causes pain and swelling inside of the elbow, and can limit one’s range of motion. Causes The forceful and repetitive nature of overhand throwing for baseball players (pitchers in […]

Physical Therapy for Runners

April 6, 2018
Back Pain

Physical Therapy for Runners Physical Therapist Services for Runners Whether a runner’s goal is to improve his or her time, increase speed or stay fit, it’s essential to maintain correct form to prevent injury. Physical therapists can advise runners on proper form, training methods, strategies for preventing injuries, and proper shoe selection and work with […]

10 Exercises To Do In the Pool

Pool (aquatic) exercise provides many benefits, including an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. The buoyancy of the water supports a portion of your body weight making it easier to move in the water and improve your flexibility. The water also provides resistance to movements, which helps to strengthen muscles. Pool exercises can also […]