When people experience pain, suffer an injury, or are recovering from surgery, there are many treatments and techniques that can help bring relief. One effective treatment is physical therapy. Physical therapy involves using prescribed exercises, hands-on care, and patient guidance to improve the quality of life for patients. There are a variety of tools and techniques used in physical therapy to help patients heal. Examples include exercises, stretches, braces, splints, ice therapy, heat ... [Read More]
Archives for February 2020
Which Sports Injuries Can Physical Therapy Treat?
Sports are one of the most common ways of incurring injuries. When an injury does develop, it can take a lot of time for your body to heal. One of the best things you can do to heal after a sports injury is physical therapy. Physical therapy aims to restore function and mobility while minimizing pain. It includes regular exercises that strengthen your body and increase mobility and flexibility. Physical therapists often work with pain specialists to alleviate pain while you heal. When it ... [Read More]
Physical Therapy After Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is a significant operation that surgeons perform to fix ailing hip joints. Most often, surgeons perform hip replacement to resolve symptoms of arthritis, which can cause enough pain to interfere with daily activities. Like all orthopedic surgeries, your body needs time to heal and get used to the new prosthetic joint. Hence, patients often undergo physical therapy for months following a total hip replacement, so they can reap the full benefits of the new joint as quickly as ... [Read More]
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
A lot of people are looking for alternatives to medication. There are several treatments designed to alleviate body pain, for instance. These are techniques to treat pain without the use of painkillers or other drugs. If you are feeling nagging pain in specific areas of your body, there may be trigger points causing the pain. Fortunately, trigger point therapy can help. Trigger Point Therapy Trigger points are places in your muscles that are strained due to continuous pressure on them. When a ... [Read More]