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How Occupational Therapy Can Help After A Burn Injury

Occupational Therapy might not be on your mind after experiencing a burn on your hands or upper extremity, but therapy can actually be an extremely important part of your healing process! First degree burns are often treated easily at home. But as burns progress through second and third degree burns, therapy becomes more necessary. In …

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The Proper Way to Stretch Before Exercising

You’ve always heard that you should get in a good stretch before you begin exercising. But did you know that stretching improperly can actually do more harm than good? Today we’ll be running through the proper way to stretch before exercising and will provide some examples for you to try at home. Why should you …

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Injuries, Recovery and Prevention for Runners

As the spring and summer weather hits, more outdoor activities resume. While some prefer to take their stroll on the treadmill, it is quite the same as a nice run outdoors with some fresh air and a change of scenery. Those who run are no strangers to the soreness in the feet and legs that …

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Why Should I Make Physical/Occupational Therapy a Priority?

Many patients dread the commitment to treatment after experiencing a hand or orthopedic illness/injury. You have to take time out of your schedule to see a doctor, maybe two or three in some cases; go through your course of treatment, whether that is a one-time visit, an injection or surgery; and then you need to …

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How to Heal After a Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents are common injuries that we treat in our therapy clinics. Some of these accidents result in a shoulder or knee conditions, causing a patient to seek physical therapy services. Sometimes a fall can cause a wrist of elbow injury, resulting in a visit to an occupational therapist. Lucky for you, we’ll …

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Must Have Items From Our Online Store To Help You Heal!

Splints and braces are common item that doctors and/or therapists recommend while recovering from various hand and orthopedic conditions. At Motus, all of our hand clinics have the ability to create custom splinting for patients tailored to your body and specific needs (you can learn everything you need to know about splinting here). However, custom …

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Back In The Game: Exercises For Your Gamer’s Thumb

Back in 2018, we posted our first blog on Gamer’s Thumb to help our patients understand the condition (De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis) and provide some information on the available treatment options. Since then, the condition has only become more prevalent with more cases diagnosed each year.  This time, we are going to explore some of the …

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Strong Core, Strong Foundation! Why Core Strength Is So Important.

When many people hear “core” or “core strength”, they think 6 pack abs and tons of crunches. But your core is much more than having a defined stomach and looking good in your bathing suit. In fact, your core is the true foundation and structure for your entire body and having a strong core is …

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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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