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Physical Therapist’s Approach to Neck Pain

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

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Exercise adaptations

Do you feel like no matter how much you exercise, you cannot see any changes?
Well, you are not alone! Turns out, our body is very intelligent and gets used to the same exercise routine.

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Hand Therapy and Occupational Therapy (OT)

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.).

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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.

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis is a condition caused by overuse of the extensor muscles in your arm and forearm specifically where the tendons attach to the rounded portion of bone (epicondyles) on the outside aspect of the elbow.

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Therapy and Concussion management

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)

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Developmental Delays

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.

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