Prevention of Osteoporosis

Physical Therapy Can Help Combat and Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that nearly one in five American women over 50 and one in twenty American men over 50 live with. Osteoporosis is the loss of bone density and mobility which can increase the likelihood of bone breakage in everyday situations. Although bone loss, especially in women, is partially unavoidable due to hormonal […]

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Joint Replacement

Physical Therapy Can Help Expedite the Healing Process After Joint Replacement Surgery

Has a doctor recommended joint replacement surgery? You are not alone. Joint replacements have become more common as more than one million Americans have had their hips or knees replaced each year. Joints can be damaged by arthritis as well as other diseases or injuries. As you gets older, more bone and joint problems occur. […]

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Understanding Incontinence

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Understanding Incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control—a symptom caused by everyday habits or an underlying medical condition. Incontinence affects over 33 million people each year and many more cases go unreported. Aging, pregnancy, and prostate problems are the most common causes of urinary incontinence. Obesity and overall poor health can also increase the risk […]

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Physical Therapy Can Help Those Suffering from Fibromyalgia

Did you know that fibromyalgia affects approximately 4.5 million Americans? Fibromyalgia does not have a known specific cause or cure. Symptoms include chronic widespread pain throughout multiple areas of the body over a long period of time, including headaches as well as general fatigue and attention focusing issues. Causes are linked to physical trauma, infection, […]

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Cross Country Injuries

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Prevent Common Cross-Country Injuries

Cross country running is a rewarding but strenuous sport that can often lead to a number of injuries. The extremely long distances covered and the variety of running surfaces are just some of the factors that can wreck havoc on a cross country runner’s body. The sport is well loved by people all over the […]

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Plica Syndrome

Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Function in an Injured Knee

Plica syndrome (also commonly referred to as synovial plica syndrome) is a condition which occurs when the tissue of the inner lining of the knee joint becomes irritated. Synovial is a type of tissue surrounding a joint and is a normal structure found in many knees. However, the synovial plica are more prominent in some […]

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Torn Meniscus

Physical Therapy Can Help to Rehabilitate a Torn Meniscus

A torn meniscus is a serious injury occurring frequently in athletes and even more frequently in those over the age of 65. The tear is caused by a sharp, sudden twisting movement at the knee joint. Even though a meniscus tear can be extremely painful, there are many options other than surgery depending on the […]

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Arthritis

Physical Therapy Can Help Minimize the Effects of Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition involving the inflammation of the joints which affects millions of people on a day-to-day basis. This uncomfortable and painful disease unfortunately has no cure, but can be made more manageable through specific treatments. Physical therapy is a popular method for pain reduction. A physical therapist will work with you based on […]

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Resistance Training to Increase Endurance

Physical Therapy Can Help You Develop the Optimal Exercise Routine

When some people think of the word endurance in fitness, they tend to think of longer cardio sessions. Although that may be true, forgetting to utilize strength resistance training to build endurance can be a costly mistake. In order to build up your endurance, you need strong, efficient muscles to keep your body going. If […]

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Combating Friction Blisters

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Combating Friction Blisters

Friction blisters remain the most common foot injury among athletes and non-athletes alike. Ironically, they also seem to be the least understood. A blister is formed by friction causing the top two layers of skin to rub together. The layers separate, and the space between fills with fluid—on the outside, it looks like a bubble. […]

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