Incorporating Yoga into Your Physical Therapy Routine This Fall

By: Marie Serrado

As the weather begins to cool down, it’s a great way to incorporate new ways to enhance your physical therapy routine. A great option to add to your routine is Yoga. Yoga is a mind-body practice that focuses on your physical, emotional and mental health. This practice uses movement, mindfulness,meditation,

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. This month is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on speech and hearing issues as well as evaluate our communication capabilities. Speech and hearing disorders often go unnoticed due to fear of being singled out or a lack of knowledge.

Move More Month: Easy Ways to Get Moving in the Workplace

April, also known as Move More Month by the American Heart Association, is an opportunity to study personal habits and work to incorporate additional daily activity.

According to the AHA, most adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work and find themselves with little time or energy left at the end of the day to exercise or get moving.

Occupational Therapy – What Is It?

 

Occupational Therapy focuses on treating patients who are recovering from a range of ailments, teaching them how to adapt and live life to the fullest. These ailments can be physical, mental, developmental, and emotional, impacting a person’s ability to perform daily activities at any age.

Occupational therapists typically work with patients who display:

  • Birth Injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain or the spinal cord
  • Autism &

Benefits of Speech Therapy

A speech therapist can help you with speech, language, and swallowing. They provide speech therapy to children and adults who may have speech or language disorders. Speech therapists, commonly known as speech-language pathologists (SLPs), are highly educated, trained, and experienced professionals. They often work as a team to help patients overcome a wide range of difficulties.

Car Accident Injuries – Whiplash

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be life changing. It can cause injuries that last a lifetime. Usually after being involved in a motor vehicle accident your symptoms do not appear for a few days due to adrenaline kicking in. Sometimes people try to brush the symptoms off and assume that they will go away.

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain

What Causes Pelvic Pain?

Dysfunction and pain in the pelvis may have many origins and can result from a combination of factors. Each organ and joint may produce a specific pattern of pain or vague pelvic discomfort. In order to to rule out systemic causes or potential problems with the organs,

Physical Therapy Vs. Pain Medication

In 2014, over 2 million Americans were reported as being addicted to prescription pain medication. On top of that, almost 50,000 people actually die annually from an opioid overdose. In fact, in 2019 drug overdose was a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Each year, the opioid death rate just grows higher.

Fact or Fiction – The Truth Behind Physical Therapy Myths

Thinking of seeking Physical Therapy but not sure what to expect? Maybe you’ve researched Physical Therapy on the internet or spoke to friends and family, but have received contradicting information. Your search stops here, as we debunk the myths of Physical Therapy and put your mind at ease.

“Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: What is it? Why do I have it? Anything else to try?” by Dr. Catherine Christenson Family Nurse Practitioner

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Damage to peripheral nerves that interferes with vital connections from the brain,  distorting and interrupting messages to the body.

What are peripheral nerves?

Nerves that are outside the brain and spinal column. The damage to the peripheral nerves can be from inflammation, injury, or disease.