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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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Everything You Need To Know About Work Conditioning

Any injury or illness can be annoying, but when it affects your ability to return to work it can be an even bigger issue than just pain or swelling. Luckily, at Motus we offer special services to help you in such situations. Our Work Conditioning Program is a great way to help you heal from …

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Physical Therapy: Your Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know that October is Physical Therapy Month!? Our Physical Therapists have answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Physical Therapy and the injury recovery process.   What is physical therapy? Physical therapy uses evidence based kinesiology, exercise prescription, health education, mobilization and modalities to treat acute or chronic pain, movement …

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Injuries in Active Teens and How to Prevent Them

This school year might look a little different, but school sports are back in session! First time players and seasoned athletes are equally susceptible to injuries of the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. Each sport affects the body differently and poses higher risks of injuries than other sports. In this blog, we will talk about: …

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