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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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A Year in Review at AHS

This past Saturday, the AHS team members and their families gathered to celebrate the holiday season and the end of a wonderful year! Turns out, we clean up pretty well!

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Managing Body Pain in Cold Weather

Have you ever wondered why your muscles and joints seem achier during the winter months? Our bodies’ natural reaction to cold external temperatures can cause us pain. Small changes in your daily habits and physical therapy can help. Here’s how:

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What is Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial weakness. It results from damage or trauma to the 7th facial nerve. It presents as drooping of the eyelid and corner of the mouth, drooling, dryness of the eye or mouth, impairment of taste, and excessive tearing in one eye. Most often these symptoms usually begin suddenly and reach their peak within 48 hours and lead to significant facial distortion.

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Take me out to the ballgame!

The Nationals are playing better than ever before this season. Go Nats!!! With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to talk about some common baseball related injuries.

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Bursa, bursa everywhere

What is a bursa? A bursa is a fluid filled sac that helps things move easily at the major joints in the body. A Bursa appears at a junction of a tendon on the bone. It protects and brakes the shocks of the joint. The structures nearby the bursa can move with minimal friction due to irritation. There are over 150 bursae. Sometime these bursae become inflamed or irritated, resulting in a condition called bursitis. This happens most often in the shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet.

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Assistive Devices after surgery

After an operation or severe injury to your foot you are most likely to be non-weight bearing or have limiting weight bearing as directed by your doctor. Here’s what you should know.

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Growing Pains part 2

Last week I discussed Osgood Schlatter’s Disease. Today I’m going to talk about another issue that can occur during adolescence known as Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease known as calcaneal apophysitis is an inflammation of the heel. This is due to repetitive small traumas from traction of the Achilles tendon at the bone growth center of the calcaneus (heel bone). This causes calcaneal apophysis damage.

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