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Home Remedies for Headaches

November 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Home Remedies for Headaches

What are home remedies for headaches? Home remedies for headaches involve herbs, and nutritional supplements along with practical actions that you can use such as sensible modification of diets, exercise and elimination of substances as in caffeine, alcoholic beverages and smoking. Home remedies have become increasingly popular since the public wants a more holistic approach…

Chronic Pain

November 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Chronic Pain

What is chronic pain? Chronic pain lingers longer than expected as healing time due to an injury or onset of a medical problem.  Typically it is pain that lasts between three and 6 months from onset. The origin of chronic pain can be traced to the body, brain or spinal cord. Classification There are 7…

Sprained Wrist

November 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Sprained Wrist

A Sprained Wrist is a condition where the ligaments and connective tissue of the wrist has been traumatized to a degree causing pain and dysfunction. Depending on the severity of the injury, there are degrees of injury. A sprained wrist condition  can be caused  by a number of factors. Examples include: trauma to tissue, fall…

Shin Splints

November 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Shin Splints

What are they? Shin splints is a term for pain felt in the shin/lower leg.  Shin splints most commonly happen to long distance runners, endurance athletes, new runners and military personnel.  Due to the high demands of these activities, injuries to the shins are quite common.  The excessive stress that is put on the tissue…

Golfer’s Elbow

November 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow can be a chronic (long term) or acute (short term) painful disorder to the inside region of the elbow and can be caused by a number of factors. It is painful at the insertion point of the inner forearm (called flexors). Excessive repetitive use can stress the tendon/connective tissue over a long period…

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?” 2020 has been upon us for more than 9 months. 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 time, energy and…