What is Lymphedema?

Physical Therapy Can Help in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of lymph fluid between the tissue layers that can cause swelling, or edema, which can most commonly be present in the arm or leg, but can also occur in other parts of the body, like the breast, trunk, head or neck. Since the lymph fluid is rich in protein, it […]

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How to Fall Safely

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Fall Safely

Falling is a serious concern for the elderly, people living with chronic pain, and people who have an uneasy balance or a hard time walking. Falling can cause serious injuries and can be a scary reality for any person that lives alone with no immediate help to rely on. In order to lower the risk […]

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What Is Gait Training?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: What Is Gait Training?

We have all heard of weight training, but have you ever heard of gait training? When a baby is growing up and becoming more adventurous, they start to crawl around and eventually try to stand up. The more they crawl and attempt to stand up, the more they learn what it takes to walk and […]

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Chronic Pain and Falls

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Chronic Pain and Falls

Older adults sometimes feel chronic pain and it often goes completely untreated or undertreated which may result in more frequent falls. According to a study done by the Journal of the American Medical Association, a link has been discovered between chronic pain and an increased number of falls in adults older than 70 years of […]

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Injury Care: R.I.C.E.

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Injury Care: R.I.C.E.

Whether you are clumsy or stable, injuries are bound to happen. Injuries can be prevented but for some this requires more time spent being cautious and in turn can make some tasks seem limited. After an injury occurs, panic overloads the body. If you are severely injured please seek medical attention as soon as possible. […]

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Tips on Staying Warm This Winter

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Tips on Staying Warm This Winter

The surprisingly warm weather has been more than welcomed by many as it seems we have skipped winter this year. Although the holidays have passed us by and the month of December has come to a close, winter weather seems to be making an appearance fashionably late. It is important we are prepared these next […]

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Resistance Training for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis From an Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

Osteoarthritis can be a very painful and debilitating condition, and a common mistake made by people with this condition is resting and avoiding exerting the arthritic joint when a flare up occurs. Proactivity is key when it comes to osteoarthritis. Under a professional’s supervision, a program of strategic resistance training and cardio can actually reduce […]

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Winter Safety Tips

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Winter Safety Tips for Avoid Slips and Falls

Winter is a beautifully majestic time of the year, yet as pretty the snow and ice may be, it can present us with many obstacles. Being wary of your surroundings when outside is crucial to preventing injuries. The first thing to pay attention to is your shoes. Boots or sneakers with tractions are the best […]

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Staying Healthy in 2016

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Staying Healthy in 2016

It’s that time of the year again—a new beginning and a fresh start, although it does not have to be a new year though to bring about positive change in your life. It may be the first day of a new month or even just a new hour on a given day, but whenever you […]

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Physical Therapy and Arthritis

Physical Therapy Can Help Minimize the Effects of Arthritis

Winter is here and those with arthritis tend to suffer more pain in the colder weather. Scientists have devoted research to weather and its impact on your body and have found a correlation between arthritis and weather. Changes in temperature or a change in weight of the surrounding air can trigger joint pain, and it […]

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