Physical Therapy News Letter March 7, 2016 Physical Therapy in Hospice and Palliative Care At the heart of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each patient has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that the families will receive the necessary support to allow them to do so. Individuals facing life-threatening […]
Balance in Life The loss of any of the five senses is especially distressing, and one of the most frightening for any individual is the loss of balance and equilibrium due to a vestibular disorder. The condition occurs when there’s a disruption of the vestibular system that encompasses the inner ear and brain that controls […]
What does RICE and MEAT have to do with Physical Therapy?
What does RICE and MEAT have to do with Physical Therapy? When you hear the words rice and meat, we won't blame you for thinking about food! In the physical therapy world, the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) has long been the recommended treatment for sports injuries. It is a recognized way to […]
Bringing Out the Child - Pediatric Physical Therapy
Bringing out the Child in You... Children undergo a number of ailments and injuries during their developmental years, some minor, while others can significantly impact the quality of their daily lives. These can include genetic, neurological (such as cerebral palsy) and orthopedic disorders. Physical therapists are trained to diagnose a variety of developmental problems in […]
National Physical Therapy Month October is National Physical Therapy Month. A physical therapist is a licensed professional and an expert in the management of the musculoskeletal system. In fact, in most cases, you can see a physical therapist without a referral, and it is very likely that your insurance company will pay for physical […]
How to Prevent Wrist Fractures A wrist fracture has the potential to impact daily life for an extended period of time. Wrist fractures result from falls, sports activities and improper lifting. Owing to the complex architecture of the bones, muscles and ligaments in the wrist and hand, healing can take a while. The wrist […]