You might have vivid memories of your mother or grandmother telling you to stand up straight and sit up straight as a child. If you thought they were just being critical, think again.
Anyone who has experienced the effects of a stroke personally, or through someone you know, understands just how scary they can be, not just during the stroke but after. While these are all very real and common symptoms post-stroke, rehabilitation for stroke patients has advanced significantly and can drastically improve your long-term results, especially when starting physical therapy early.
All too often we see patients come to us with complaints of headaches that are stemming from the base of their skull and projecting to the orbital region. This is a classic cervicogenic headache, which is a real pain in the neck (pun intended). Patients who suffer from this typically lack range of motion in their neck, and have tenderness and pain when pressing on the upper neck region.
cause difficulties with standing and walking and put those affected at a higher risk of falling. Older adults especially are at a higher risk to have these types of issues that can lead to a fall. “According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Physical therapists can help in risk reduction and prevention of falls.”
October is National Physical Therapy Month, which helps raise awareness for the effectiveness of Physical Therapy in the treatment of an ever-growing list of conditions and symptoms. While it continues to advance in the world of medicine, it is still a somewhat neglected form of medical treatment that many providers overlook.
Did you know Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer for women? It is so prevalent, that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with it in the United States. October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which helps shed light on the prevalence of the disease and raise awareness. While treatment and prevention for the disease have advanced significantly, the battle will always be a long one. One aspect of breast cancer treatment seldom discussed, is breast cancer rehabilitation after surgical intervention.