A recent study that followed 41 patients with type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy found that: • 90 percent of the patients had been educated about proper footwear; • 83 percent washed and dried their feet properly every day; • 51 percent actually did the foot self-exams recommended by their doctors. But more than half […]
Did you know that placing a warm rice bag on your stomach will help stimulate your parasympathetics? This will help you relax and fall asleep easier. As part of the Autonomic Nervous System, the parasympathetics help your muscles to rest and regenerate.
People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often […]
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Now VEDA has combined pictures and words together to create an infographic that explains vestibular disorders in a nutshell. The goal of VEDA’s “Feeling Dizzy?” infographic is to raise awareness among people who may be experiencing vestibular symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed and may […]
Ever have one of those nights where you just can’t get comfortable or that your throbbing shoulder wakes you up? Here are some easy suggestions that might help. DO find a position that shuts off your pain. Use pillows or support to help. DON’T sleep on your painful side. This closes down the circulation to […]
Physical therapy can transform society, one patient at a time. This is your month to go out into your communities and provide a hands-on experience of what you do to keep people fit, active, healthy, and mobile. We encourage you to visit the National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) webpage for tools and resources, including the […]
More and more evidence is pointing to the importance for kids to play sports seasonally. That is to not specialize in any one sport, at least through the age of 12. Data presented at the April meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine showed that varsity athletes at U.C.L.A.-many with full ride scholarships-specialized […]
September 21-27 is National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. For those of you with family and loved ones going through any type of rehabilitation celebrate the workers who give their time and energy to help care for your family.
One of the most common questions asked by patients is whether they should be using heat or ice. Though many times the use of heat or is specific to the injury or the patient here are some general guidelines. Ice Treatment Ice treatment should be used following acute injuries (anything that has happened within the […]
Q: What do I do now? A: Do not sit down! Depending on the severity of your pain there are several answers about what to do, the bigger question may be what not to do. The one thing to be sure to avoid is sitting down! Sitting can actually make things worse and increase or […]