If you’re injured, coming out of a surgery, or just have a stiff neck, your physicians may send you to an outpatient physical therapy center. Physicians rely on physical therapists to provide a "hands on" approach to developing and helping to carry out a plan of care that promotes movement, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. PTs work closely with the afflicted patient, their family members, and health care providers to meet the patient care goals, as well as ensure the [Read More]
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Can Physical Therapy Help Relieve Neck Pain?
Neck pain can be caused from many different conditions and experiences. Every physical action, whether sleeping, working out, or just turning our head too fast can put the neck in a bad position and leave you feeling stiff and sore. Physical therapy can help alleviate neck pain by relaxing and stretching the muscles. Physical therapy is noninvasive, hands-on manipulative therapy with little to no pain and downtime. Benefits & Types of Physical Therapy Whether you’re experiencing pain in [Read More]
Massage Therapist vs. Physical Therapist vs. Chiropractor
Massage therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic medicine are well-known methods of pain management. However, due to their many similarities and overlaps, there can be confusion as to which method is best for certain ailments. All three have merit and work to alleviate pain and improve functionality. Below, we review the basics of all three disciplines to help you decide which one may be best to address your health issue. What Do Massage Therapists Do? Massage therapy has progressed far [Read More]
What Exactly is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder, the cause of which hasn’t been discovered. However, for the approximately 4 million Americans who have been diagnosed with this debilitating condition, its symptoms are definitive: chronic pain, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. So what exactly is fibromyalgia, who is at risk and how is it treated? Misdiagnosed, but Not Misunderstood While it’s the second most common medical condition that affects muscles, joints, and bones, [Read More]
What Is Vestibular Therapy?
Dizziness can be brought on by problems within the vestibular system, which is a region of the inner ear that is responsible for helping us maintain balance. This section of the inner ear detects changes in body movement and head position, and it thereby assists us in staying stable. That is, when it is functioning properly. Unfortunately, when the vestibular system is malfunctioning, a person can experience lightheadedness, falls, dizziness, vertigo (or a feeling of “spinning”), neck [Read More]