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 […]
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Baseball might be considered America’s pastime, but football is actually the most watched sport in the United States. Every Sunday fans wear their lucky jersey, tailgate, scream at the TV or argue with a ref over a bad call in hopes that their favorite team will make it to the Super Bowl. Similarly, for some
Between bending, flexing and carrying the whole weight of our bodies, it’s no wonder knee injuries are so common. With all of the work they put in, our knees not only run the risk of injury, but are prone to degenerative illnesses as well, which is why taking care of them is so important! Don’t
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
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