This Holiday Don’t Take the Fall and Watch Your Back!

 

Category: Back Pain, Rehabilitation Services

Back Pain Atlanta GAAlong with all the fun of this festive time of year lurks the possibility of an unexpected trip to a place you do not want to go. Every year, thousands of people are rushed to the hospital ER during the holiday season due to injuries from holiday-related accidents. Two of the most common of these are falling off a ladder and muscle strain due to improper lifting of heavy objects. Both types of injuries are avoidable.
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Make the Most of Your Flexible Spending Account

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Appointment in Calendar Atlanta GANovember is the time of year when you begin to see more mail requesting end-of-year donations so you can take advantage of the tax credits. It is also the time of year when many individuals start checking their health insurance and flexible spending accounts. Those who do not check their benefits are at risk of leaving money on the table at the end of the year. (more…)


Don’t Be in the Dark About Carpal Tunnel

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy

Workspaces Atlanta GAThe belief that carpal tunnel mostly occurs for people who work with computers is widespread. While data entry workers see more than their share of this condition, analysts have found that it is three times more common among assemblers. Women are more likely to get it than men, possibly because the carpal tunnel in a women’s hand is smaller. (more…)


How Physical Therapy Can Help Children with Down Syndrome

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Child With Down Syndrome Atlanta GAA child living with Down Syndrome is like any other child who wants to do things. Kids love to play, interact with others and be engaged with their environment. These actions require development of gross motor skills. Kids with Down syndrome have low muscle tone in addition to other physical characteristics that make certain movements more challenging for them. Because of their decreased strength, the motor skills of these children develop differently than the typical child.
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Four Tips for Spine Health

 

Category: Back Pain, Spinal Injuries

Back Pain Atlanta GA The majority of American adults will suffer from nagging back pain at some point in their lives. While there are many causes for this discomfort, taking precautions and practicing healthy spine habits will decrease the likelihood that you will suffer with back pain.

Practicing healthy habits takes a little time and special consideration but when it comes to the alternative, your efforts are well worth the return on spinal health. You can avoid being one of the millions of people who lose time from work or become disabled due to back pain by following these tips for spine health. (more…)


Vertigo: More Than a Classic Movie

 

Category: Balance & Dizziness, Vertigo Treatment

woman having headacheAmong the most loved Alfred Hitchcock movies is Vertigo, a suspenseful mystery about a man who suffers from the condition. One of the most fascinating scenes in movie-making history depicts the character’s mental state during a vertigo episode. This scene, along with the story, makes the movie a classic. Anyone who has the condition understands how debilitating it can be when it interferes with everyday living. (more…)


Lumbar Support at Your Workstation

 

Category: Back Pain, Workplace Injuries

Working at a Desk Atlanta GA When you spend hours sitting every day, you could be doing damage to your spine unless it is properly supported. Long periods of sitting subjects the spine to large amounts of pressure. Your muscles and spinal discs are affected by this stress. Most individuals also have a habit of sitting hunched forward when they work. This position also adds more pressure to the spinal discs. Additionally, it may over-stretch spinal ligaments. (more…)


Don’t Let Them Play Hurt

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Sport Injuries

Sports Injury Atlanta GA The fall sports season is underway, and kids are involved in all types of athletics. It is great for them to be unplugged and active. Exercise is necessary to keep them in shape and for brain stimulation. Being involved in sports also boosts self-esteem and self-confidence. Another plus is the cultivation of leadership and team building skills. But what happens when your child gets hurt on the field? If it is a minor injury, a little time sitting it out or walking off the pain is fine, right? Wrong. (more…)