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Spinal Infection

July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Spinal Infection

Overview Spinal infections involve the: Intervertebral disc space Spinal canal Surrounding soft tissue Vertebral column The infections, bacteria or fungal can present 3 days to 3 months after surgery. Intervertebral disc space infections are between two vertebrae. Disc space infections are classified into 3 subcategories: Discitis (childhood) Postoperative Spontaneous (adult hematogenous or blood-borne) Vertebral Osteomyelitis is…

Spinal Cancer

July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Spinal Cancer

What is Spinal Cancer? Overview Spinal cancer involves tumors or masses of abnormal cells originating in spinal tissue or brain (also known as spinal tumors).  Primary tumors may start due to certain inherited gene mutations. Those that metastasize or spread to the spine from other body areas are secondary spinal tumors. Typically they come from…

Stay in Shape During COVID-19

July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Stay in Shape During COVID-19

Corona Virus, COVID-19: Restricted to shelter at home: What can you do to stay in shape? With the shelter in place happening all over the world, you may be asking yourself what you can do to stay in shape or at least continue to manage your health, fitness and in some cases, your rehab while…

PT Telemedicine during COVID

July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on PT Telemedicine during COVID

Corona Virus, COVID-19 – Can telemedicine help for PT treatment: As you may have heard, CMS (Medicare) is now paying for Physical Therapy (PT) Telehealth visits. Other insurance such as private insurances are and will follow to allow this as well. What this means is that if you required or desired physical therapy during the…

Why Exercise?

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Why Exercise?

Why Exercise and “How much should you exercise?” The new year of 2020 has been upon us for more than a  month…So, how did we keep our New Year’s Eve resolutions for a proper diet and exercising more to be healthy? Also, how much should someone exercise to obtain the benefits from putting in  the…

Meniscal pathology

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Meniscal pathology

One of most common injuries to the knee joint involves damage to the one of the meniscal tissues. The knee joint has a medial (U-shaped) and lateral (S-shaped) meniscus which is made up of various materials to be recognized as a type of fibrocartilage. While these tissues absorb shock and help with load bearing forces…

Metatarsalgia (MTG)

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Metatarsalgia (MTG)

Metatarsalgia can be described as a painful condition of the bottom of the foot and toes called the forefoot (or commonly referred to the “balls of the foot” or “toe box”). Usually, this discomfort can be sharp, burning or aching during weight-bearing activities like running and sports-related training as well as even walking, standing and…

Helping with Chronic Pain

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Helping with Chronic Pain

Helping with chronic pain: Teaching about pain with Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (TNE) or Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) In the current medical model, individuals with chronic pain typically experience frustration due to experiencing debilitating discomfort, altering affecting numerous aspects of their lives. This type of chronic pain does not appear to have any underlying cause like…

Hip Replacement Surgery

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery: Hip Pain is a condition which can develop suddenly or develop over a period of time. Pain in this region can be caused  by a number of factors. Examples include: trauma as with a car crash, fall, excessive loading to the legs over time, or sports injury, to name a few. The…

Dehydration Headache

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Dehydration Headache

A dehydration headache can impact anyone. Usually, these headaches are caused by a  loss of fluid from the body and are more specifically the  result of decreased electrolytes, minerals and enzymes in the blood due to that loss of volume. How does this happen?  Most often this is due to excessive loss of fluids, meaning…