Recent studies are raising this concern. When an ankle is sprained, it can be due to the movement of the foot (inversion or eversion). Inversion is most common and occurs when the foot rolls over to where the sole of the foot faces the opposing foot. Eversion occurs when the foot rolls outwards. Ankle braces […]
Many individuals struggle with back pain. Advance Healthcare Network has created an informative infographic that gives some interesting facts and highlights what back pain stems from & what can relieve some of the pain. Check it out below!
So often in treatment sessions, physical therapists instruct and modify the way patients hold themselves in postures while exercising, standing or sitting at work, sitting in the car, while holding their children or playing a musical instrument etc. Patients get immediate feedback of what their alignment should be from the skilled hands and suggestions from […]
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 […]