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Healthier Hands. Picture of a Caucasian male's hand holding a hand exercising devide.

Healthier Hands

As people get older, it is possible to notice more pain or stiffness in the hands and wrist. This does not necessarily mean to stop doing things needing or enjoyable to do. Now, there are more options available to help ease joint pain, strengthen hands, and continue doing things that before were taken for granted. […]

Understanding Shoulder Pain. Picture of a caucasian female with a caucasian female physical therapist checking the shoulder.

Understanding Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint joins three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulders are the most movable joints in the body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable […]

Loss of Muscle Mass. Picture of an elderly black male with arm raised to make a muscle.

Loss of Muscle Mass

Loss of muscle mass is part of aging, but we can slow and even reverse it. Age-related muscle loss, also called sarcopenia, is a natural part of the aging process. Less muscle means there is more weakness and less mobility. Both of these factors can increase the risk of falls and fractures. Losing muscle mass […]

Sciatica Back Pain. Picture of a Caucasian male holding his lower back in pain and a Caucasian male physical therapist looking at the back.

Sciatica Back Pain

Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. It controls muscles in the back of the knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot. When people have sciatica, they have […]

Coping with Muscle Cramps. Picture of a caucasian male grabbing the back of his calf.

Coping with Muscle Cramps

Has a muscle cramp woken you up in the middle of the night? Or have you been stopped in your tracks by a spasm the size of a golf ball in your calf? Muscle cramps, or “charley horses,” occur when one or more of the muscles in the leg tighten involuntarily. Usually, the muscle relaxes […]

When to Begin Physical Therapy for Whiplash, picture of a Caucasian female receiving physical therapy on her shoulder from a Hispanic physical therapist.

When to Begin Physical Therapy for Whiplash

For many, it makes common sense to not move a recently injured neck. In this case, the common sense may be wrong. It’s better to let a physical therapist evaluate an injury and determine the right time to introduce motion. The answer is often, “right away.” In one research study, Mark Rosenfeld, RPT and colleagues […]

Therapy or Surgery for a Knee Injury? Picture of a Caucasian female therapist working on the knee of an elderly Caucasian female.

Therapy or Surgery for Knee Injuries?

Breaking News in the World of Knee Injuries: The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of soft and fibrous cartilage serving as a shock absorber in the knee. Meniscal tears in the knee are very common. More than half of us will develop them, but for some, they can be painful and debilitating.1 Did you know […]

Exercising for Sedentary Lifestyles. Picture of a Caucasian male sitting on a ball in front of his desk.

Exercising for Sedentary Lifestyles

The American Heart Association states that sitting around too much increases the risks of heart health issues or strokes. But when someone has a desk job, how is it possible to get the work done and move more at the same time? There are many exercises that can be performed while sitting at the desk […]

40% of Ankle Sprains Do Not Fully Recover, Picture of Caucasian male Physical Therapist working on the ankle of a Caucasian female patient.

40% of Ankle Sprains Do Not Fully Recover

Ankle sprains are relatively common, with an annual incidence of 10 per 1,000 people.[1]  Only 11% of people with these injuries receive any supervised rehabilitation.[2]  The low utilization of physical therapy may contribute to the fact that more than 40% do not fully recover, as indicated by decreased function, persistent pain, recurrent injury, and instability.[3] […]

Neck Pain and ROM, picture of black male patient with Hispanic female therapist massaging his neck

Neck Pain and ROM

Neck pain, without trauma or an injury, often comes from poor posture, which creates stress on the muscles and joints. Exercises may help with range of motion and reducing pain. People who experience severe or sudden neck pain should not attempt to do neck exercises without the advice of a healthcare professional. Therapeutic exercise and […]