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Physical and Occupational Therapy: The Back to School Edition

It’s back to school time! Returning to the classroom means school sports, writing notes and carrying backpacks from class to class. While most Occupational and Physical Therapy plans tend to focus around adult care, children need their attention too! Today we’ll focus on the PT and OT needs in children and teens not only from …

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Finding the Splint That Is Right For YOU

Many patients have found themselves in this scenario: You hurt your hand, you see a specialist and either after surgery or instead of surgery, your physician recommends that you see an Occupational Therapist for therapy and splinting. But what does this splint do and what are the differences between the types of splints available? That’s …

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Make Your Scars Less Noticeable Through Occupational Therapy

Though Occupational Therapy can frequently be used as an alternative to surgery, it is more commonly used as a tool to help patients recover after a procedure. As technology improves, more and more conditions are being treated using tiny instruments arthroscopically, leading to smaller incisions and causing minimal scarring. However, some surgeries must be performed …

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These Summer Activities Are Making Your Carpal Tunnel Worse

Carpal Tunnel is one of the most widely known hand conditions. The tingling and numbness sensation in the hands and wrists are a classic sign of the syndrome that millions across the United States are familiar with. Whether you’ve already been seeking treatment for the condition, you’re trying to wait it out or your symptoms …

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Physical Therapy For Your Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common types of orthopedic injuries among people of all ages and activity levels. In this article, we will outline some common shoulder injuries, why physical therapy is important to recovery and some at home exercises to help you heal! Types of Shoulder Conditions Rotator Cuff Injuries Rotator Cuff …

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7 Things About Occupational Therapy That You Probably Didn’t Know!

April is Occupational Therapy Month! To help celebrate our Occupational Therapists and Therapy Staff, this month’s blog is going to focus on facts, history and overall information about occupational therapy that you probably didn’t know before reading. 1. How Occupational Therapy began… Though other OT applications were used much earlier, occupational therapy in the sense …

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Relief From Your Elbow Pain

Elbow conditions have become increasingly popular over the past several months. While elbow pain is typically thought of as a sports injury, such as tennis or golfers elbow, however there are other elbow conditions out there that occur from everyday activity. At Motus, our goal is not only to treat the patient’s injury (no matter …

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Back Pain 101

The back is very complex making injuries and illness difficult to navigate. Regardless if your discomfort is caused by injury, illness or another medical condition, back pain can be debilitating and extremely difficult to live with. Here’s a look at common causes of your lower back pain.

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Back Pain Solutions

Lower back pain is one of the more common body ailments these days. While some lower back conditions are temporary and subside quickly by reducing activity, icing and using pain medication, others become more serious, chronic conditions that affect your ability to work, play and comfortably interact in society. Surgery is not always an option …

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Remove Your Snow Injury Free This Winter!

Winter in Michigan conjures images of snow covered pine trees, skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. But with all of that snowy goodness comes the nasty winter conditions we all know and hate: frigid temperatures, sunless days, snow and ice! Every Michigander dreads the first big snow in anticipation of having to remove it from driveways and …

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