More people are working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working from home can have its advantages, but it can also be detrimental for your health. Lack of physical activity and weight gain from sitting in your home office can cause an increase in back pain. If back pain is not addressed properly, it can create musculoskeletal injuries and other orthopedic issues. Here is how you can manage back pain while working from home. (more…)
Approximately 25% of people have flat feet. Flat feet can be caused by numerous factors and make it difficult to participate fully in various daily activities. If you have flat feet, there are lifestyle changes and exercises that physical therapists can recommend to strengthen your foot muscles and relieve your symptoms. Here is how physical therapy can help issues with flat feet. (more…)
After surgery, you may experience some muscle weakness and stiffness. Surgery puts a strain on the body and the recovery afterward limits your ability for exercise and mobility. Physical therapy can help with the rebuilding and healing process to help you achieve optimal health. Here are three major benefits physical therapy can give you after surgery. (more…)
Physical therapy is often considered a rigid treatment option by those who have worked with an inexperienced practitioner in Atlanta. The reality is that specialist physical therapists can adapt treatment plans to your lifestyle and work.
In order for patients to fully benefit from physical therapy, it is important that there is a life/treatment balance. If you are struggling to maintain an exercise or wellness regimen, the likelihood is that little consideration is being given to your personal needs.
The simple answer as to whether the nature of a workplace injury affects physical rehabilitation is, yes. Every injury and medical condition will impact range of motion, pain and capabilities in different ways. There are several other factors that also require consideration.
The areas of the body most affected by workplace accidents will vary, and some accidents may result in more than a single injury. It is therefore important that a full needs assessment is carried out before your physical rehabilitation plan is created.
When you suffer a sports injury, it is understandable to worry that a once promising career is now over. However, the most important thing to focus on is making the best recovery possible. Until you have received treatment, there is often no way of telling whether or not you will return to a sport.
Athletes should pursue the most appropriate treatment for an injury, making sure to consider any rehabilitation needs. Recovery is often a long road for more serious injuries. When that journey can mean returning to doing what you love the most, all your hard work will be worth it in the end. (more…)
As another wave of restrictions hits the country and people are once again keeping fit by working out at home, it is important to be aware of the risks involved. Working out at home is convenient and some people may choose to continue this practice whether or not the gym is available. If you are one of the many people enjoy home workouts, do it safely to avoid the injuries most commonly associated with these activities. (more…)
When people refer to something as being the ‘bee’s knees,’ it means it is excellent or very high quality. So, how are your knees doing these days? Are they the bee’s knees or does it depend on the weather or your level of activity? Keeping your knees healthy is not entirely a matter of age. It is more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. (more…)
December 2020 is bound to be different from previous years thanks to the pandemic. Even though there will be changes made in the ways we prepare and celebrate, some things will remain the same. Presumably, decorating and gift giving will continue, although even those activities may come with some changes.
Avoiding Holiday Back Problems
This time of year between climbing ladders, moving furniture and heavy gifts, the opportunity for you to hurt your back is greater than at other times of year. Lifting heavy objects incorrectly puts you in a high-risk category for back strain. Learning how to lift and move correctly will lower your risk and help you have a safer, more enjoyable holiday season.
Summer has drawn to a close and autumn is here. For many people, this time of year means getting back into some type of routine to settle in for winter. If you suffer from the pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia or you are recovering from injuries or a surgery, you may want to consider adding aquatic therapy to your routine. Performed in the water, this type of low-impact therapy provides soothing exercise using the resistance and buoyancy of water. (more…)