Understanding Diabetes

Physical Therapy Can Help in Management of Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder of the endocrine system caused when the body is unable to produce or respond to the effects of insulin. Diabetes, as it is commonly shortened to, affects an estimated 387 million people worldwide and over 25 million people each year in the United States alone. Insulin is one of […]

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Health Benefits of a High Calcium Diet

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Health Benefits of a High Calcium Diet

We all know that calcium is important for bone health, but did you know it can also help prevent cancer and obesity? Calcium is of paramount importance to your overall health as it can protect cardiac muscles, prevents kidney stones, control blood pressure, and aid in the transportation of nutrients through the body. 99% of […]

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What is the difference between OT and PT

What is the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?

There is often confusion about the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy, and for good reason. The two practices are similar in many ways and have a lot of overlap between fields. Main difference, in a nutshell The main difference is to recognize when trying to understand the difference between the two therapies is […]

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy can Help to Alleviate or Eliminate Chronic Pain

Occupational therapy may sound like physical therapy for working people, but it includes a different range of treatment. Physical therapists deal with physical range of motion, pain and pain management, strength, and endurance, among other things. Occupational therapists focus on cognitive skills, fine motor skills, and improving the daily function of people of all ages, […]

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OT and Chronic Pain

Occupational Therapy can Help to Alleviate or Eliminate Chronic Pain

An occupational therapist helps treat many different kinds of diagnoses that restrict functional ability, one of them being chronic pain. Chronic pain can be frustrating and discouraging, especially when it inhibits your daily activities and things you enjoy doing. Occupational therapists have the knowledge and expertise in understanding a patient’s pain and taking the right […]

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