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Recovering After an Elbow Fracture

Elbow fractures are a common injury, particularly among athletes and the elderly. Recovering from an elbow fracture requires a combination of medical treatment, physical or occupational therapy, and consistency at home. This guide aims to help patients understand the recovery process and tips to ensure a successful rehabilitation.   Understanding Elbow Fractures Elbow fractures can […]

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Bend, Don’t Break: Effective Stretches to Ease Back Pain

Back pain is a prevalent issue that affects people of all ages and lifestyles, often stemming from factors such as a traumatic event, poor posture, muscle imbalances, and lack of flexibility. While seeking professional guidance is essential for addressing chronic or severe back pain, incorporating stretches into your daily routine can help alleviate discomfort, improve

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Occupational Therapy, Your Partner In Injury Recovery

In the aftermath of an injury, whether it’s a sudden accident or the result of overuse, the path to recovery can be discouraging. This is where occupational therapy steps in, playing a pivotal role in helping patients regain function and get back to the things they love. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of

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Understanding Common Ankle Injuries and Tips for Prevention

Our ankles bear the weight of our bodies and play a crucial role in our daily activities. Whether you’re an athlete, regular walker or simply someone who spends long hours on their feet, ankle injuries can be a common concern. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common ankle injuries, their causes

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This Not That: Simple Swaps To Avoid Knee Pain

Knee pain can be a persistent and debilitating issue that affects people of all ages. Whether your pain stems from a recent injury, is due to aging in the form of arthritis, or caused by another underlying condition, finding relief can often involve making lifestyle adjustments. In this “This, Not That” guide, we’ll explore some

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Hockey and Other Common Winter Sport Injuries

Winter is upon us and enthusiasts eagerly embrace the thrill of winter sports. Among the most exhilarating is hockey, a fast-paced game that demands agility, strength, and teamwork. However, along with the joy of gliding across the ice comes the inherent risk of injuries. Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists play a crucial role in guiding

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Hand Problems to Avoid This Fall

As the leaves begin to turn vibrant shades of red and gold, and the air becomes crisper, many of us eagerly welcome the arrival of fall. However, this season comes with its unique set of challenges for our hands. From yard work to seasonal chores and outdoor activities, our hands are put to the test.

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Treating CMC Arthritis With Occupational Therapy

Arthritis is a common condition that affects people all around the world. One specific type of arthritis, known as Carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis, can make everyday activities difficult due to the pain it causes in the base of the thumb. But here’s some good news: occupational therapy can be a game-changer for those dealing with CMC

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OT and PT Tips This Hunting Season

Deer hunting season is upon us! This seasonal pastime can be a rewarding and exhilarating outdoor activity, requiring a combination of physical fitness, mental awareness and skill. However, the physical demands of hunting can take a toll on the body, leading to injuries and strains. This is where the occupational and physical therapy come into

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Common Golfing Injuries

When the weather is nice, chances are the golf course will be busy. Whether you’re on a league, playing for leisure in your spare time or golfing with a group for a party, the course is a great spot for fun, exercise and socialization. That doesn’t mean golf doesn’t come with its own risks to

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5 Tips For Managing Your Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries arise for all different kinds of reasons; from traumatic accidents, sports injuries and general overuse. Though shoulder injuries can arise year round, the sports associated with nicer weather, such as baseball, tennis and golf, can exacerbate these conditions, causing some serious pain in the upper extremity. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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Physical Therapy After a Hip Replacement

Hip replacements are becoming more common as our growing population ages. Though advances in surgical techniques and tools have made these procedures less invasive over time, there is still a need for physical therapy as part of post-surgical recovery. Here, we’ll walk you through what physical therapy looks like after a total hip replacement. Protocols

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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis With Occupational Therapy

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition where your body attacks healthy tissue and joints, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and deformities in the hands and other joints. There is no cure for RA, but occupational therapy can be used to help manage symptoms when RA affects the hands, giving you a better quality of life.

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Common sports injuries to avoid this spring

Spring sports are on their way and along with sports, come sports injuries. Whether you’re a young athlete or a weekend hobby player, we’ll break down some of the most common springtime sports injuries and will offer some tips on how to avoid these injury to stay in the game. Tennis Tennis elbow is the

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Eat This-Not That. A Guide To Alleviate Joint Pain

While much of joint pain is caused by aging or injury, there are some foods and beverages that can also contribute to the swelling and discomfort associated with arthritic conditions. In this article, we will outline some of the foods that may be doing some harm to your joints and will offer alternatives to have

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How Tech Devices Are Impacting Your Hands and Joints

Technology devices have become an essential part of our everyday lives. From work and school to phone calls, games and even reading this blog, there is no escaping some type of screen time throughout the day. While these tools have and continue to become increasingly important to our society, they have also caused many to

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Healthy Hands in the Winter

While some people love the winter for the snow covered trees, wardrobe change and seasonal sporting activities, others hate the winter due to it’s cold temperatures, darker evening and slick conditions. Though injuries and illnesses can occur at any time, some are more frequent in the colder months of the year. In this blog we

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Physical Therapy After a Total Knee Replacement

Total joint replacements have become more common over the years, particularly in the aging population. Physical therapy is a great way to heal after a total knee, hip or shoulder replacement to get back to doing what you love in a safe, healthy way. This post will help guide you though the physical therapy after

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Physical Therapy For Osteoarthritis: What You Need to Know

Osteoarthritis is a common problem seen in most therapy clinics. Physical therapy can be a wonderful treatment option for people with arthritis as it aids in restoring strength, mobility and makes living with arthritis more manageable. In this article, we will touch on what living with osteoarthritis is like and how physical therapy can help

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How Can Occupational Therapy Help New Amputee Patients?

Whether at work, in a traumatic event or from a random act, accidents happen; and sometimes those accidents lead to an upper extremity amputation, causing hardship to the patient. Occupational therapy is more than just recovering from carpal tunnel surgery; OT helps people heal after all kinds of injuries and illnesses of the upper extremity,

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