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Physical therapist’s approach to neck pain It is estimated that neck pain affects approximately 30% of the US population each year(2). Neck pain can be caused by many different things such as sudden trauma like a fall, sports injury, or car accident, or by long-term problems in the spine. Neck pain most frequently affects adults
Strokes disrupt the lives of many Americans annually and the disease causes difficulties for patients long after they are initially treated. Symptoms can persist, debilitating patients for months, sometimes years after.
What is hand therapy?
Hand therapy focuses on the upper extremities of the body, including the hands, the arms, and the shoulders (American Society of Hand Therapists [ASHT], n.d.). Therapists specialize in hand therapy and can even become certified. Hand therapists have an extensive knowledge of the anatomy and the physiology of the upper limbs, and can treat almost all injuries or disabilities that pertain to those body parts (ASHT, n.d.).
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, is a prevalent condition that affects many Americans annually. CTS symptoms are usually seen in older adults after the age of 45 and more women suffer from the syndrome than men; CTS symptoms happen more when sleeping due to the hand positions of patients (Sevy & Varacallo, 2021). Sevy and Varacallo (2021) state that extended use of the hand can exacerbate the condition. In addition to overuse of the hand, comorbidities, which is when a patient has one or more condition(s) in addition to an existing one like CTS, can cause symptoms to arise— Sevy & Varacallo (2021) mention obesity, arthritis, and genetic diseases as some examples of these comorbidities.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is violently shaken. Typically the injury occurs during rapid movement changes such as whiplash or a direct hit to the head(2). This shaking or hitting of the head causes unpredictable injury to various areas of the brain. The damage sustained from a concussion may not just be physical but can also cause alteration in the chemical balance in the brain. This alteration can cause behavioral issues. The complications from concussions range from short-term to long-term. The CDC estimates that 1.6 million to 3.8 million people experience concussions during sports and recreational activities annually in the United States alone(2)
There is no doubt that it can be very scary and disheartening to find out that your child may have a developmental delay but it is very important to remember that there are treatment approaches and options to choose from. At Allied Health Solutions we understand your concerns but before you start to worry, it is important to know what exactly a developmental delay is.
If you have had a physical therapy session with us, chances are you have used a Thera-Band®. Thera-Band loops or commonly known by their generic term “resistance bands” are thick elastic bands that provide a way to strengthen muscles in practically any setting. Be it at home, at your PT session, or even at work while you’re on break. They come in all colors,types, and densities. The colors of the Thera-Band are the identifiers of the density. These colors are ordered in a progressive fashion and are as follows: tan,yellow,red,green,blue, black, silver, and gold. It is also good to mention that the bands are made out of latex rubber however for those who are allergic to latex, non latex versions are also available.
As of 2021 there are over 50 different brands of Kinesiology tape available on the market(2). Kinesiology tape or kinesio Tex tape, was developed in the 1970’s by Dr. Kenzo Kase a Japanese Chiropractor. The goal behind the development of kinesiology tape was to create something that when strategically placed on the body can provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling, and improve overall performance without limiting overall movement the way traditional athletic tapes do.