Physical Therapy

Flat feet or (Pes planus) is a condition that affects the arch of the foot. The condition may also be referred to as fallen or collapsed arches. This condition is relatively common affecting up to 30 percent of individuals. Pes Planus is more prevalent in children there are about 20-30 percent (1) of children with some form of flat feet. females have a predisposition to this condition than their male counterparts in adulthood.

As the temperature begins to decrease inversely, the frequency of snow and ice formation increase! Because of this, there is a positive relationship between ice formation and incidences of slips and falls which could cause serious injury. We can not exactly control the weather but we can dictate means of preventing slips and falls. Here are some tips to follow when heading out this winter season!

In a previous blog we discussed dry needling (DN) and its supplementary inclusion to a well rounded physical therapy protocol. Electrical stimulation can be added alongside DN for a more effective treatment.

As we trot through the holiday season we are slowly approaching the peak time of the year. Many of us are planning on taking a break from our busy lives and visiting our loved ones to destress and create great memories. Our minds check out of their busy schedule and take a break unfortunately, we can not say the same about our bodies.

Many refer to them as “bunions” but the medical term is (Hallux Valgus) Hallux meaning your big toe and Valgus referring to angulation or “bowing”. Bunions form when the joint at the base of the big toe is misaligned which causes a notable bulge on the side of the foot.

The best pillow is any pillow which keeps your spine in good alignment in your preferred sleeping position and one which is made of a comfortable material you can tolerate all night.

Many refer to them as “bunions” but the medical term is (Hallux Valgus) Hallux meaning your big toe and Valgus referring to angulation or “bowing”. Bunions form when the joint at the base of the big toe is misaligned which causes a notable bulge on the side of the foot.

Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent skeletal disorders with high public health consequences. Consequences which arise due to the morbidity and mortality of fractures that result from injury. This blog will provide a brief background and tie in how seeing a Physical Therapist may be the right choice in combating this spooky disease.

Most people associate Physical Therapy with athletes and for the most part adults. Of course, this is far from reality. In fact, there are cases where children and even babies need to visit a Physical Therapist or as they are known in the field, Pediatric Physical Therapists.

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine discussed the difference in effectiveness of both physical therapy and glucocorticoid injections on individuals who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee joint.

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