Physical Therapy

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!   Rotator Cuff Injuries Rotator Cuff injuries are […]

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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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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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How Orthotics Will Help So Many Issues

Begin a search for “orthotics,” and you will find any number of solutions made specifically for the foot and the ankle. However, orthotics or orthotics bracing exists for a much longer list of limbs and issues, and though standardized orthotics may do the trick for the mildest complaints, it is custom orthotics that make a

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Basketball Injuries and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Ask medical professionals about the most common basketball injuries and they are likely to list these issues: Ankle sprains Knee injuries Foot fractures Deep thigh bruising Jammed fingers Facial cuts The fact that there are injuries in such a physical game as basketball comes as no surprise to most. What does shock many is that

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Understanding Median Neuritis: Exploring the Condition, Complications, and Treatment Options

Median neuritis is a leading cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. The median nerve runs the length of the arm, but when it becomes inflamed (neuritis) or entrapped, it can cause a wide range of symptoms generally associated with CTS, including lack of grip strength, pain, swelling, and more. Within this post, we will

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A man runs to get in shape.

How to Keep Your Fitness Resolution (Without Hurting Yourself)

Now that you’re committed to living a healthier life, let’s talk about the safest way to begin exercising. Take this advice, and you’re less like to end up at one of our offices being treated with physical therapy. See a doctor Thought we were going straight to the gym, right? Not just yet. If you’re

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Typing on a computer all day may increase your chances of getting carpal tunnel.

How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating condition. It causes pain and limits both range of motion and strength in the hands, wrists, fingers, and forearms. The condition is largely related to work in which repetitive hand motions are the norm. Some occupations may increase your risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Those who type or

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Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

People often confuse physical therapy and occupational therapy. The difference between the two is their goal. Physical therapy focuses on improving mobility. Occupational therapy focuses on enabling patients to complete daily activities. This post highlights the similarities and differences of PT and OT.   It can be easy to confuse occupational and physical therapy. Each

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