Category: Physical Therapy

Post Breast Surgery Therapy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Post Breast Surgery Therapy in Atlanta GAMany women with breast cancer have some type of breast surgery. Any type of breast surgery can affect how well women are able to move their shoulders, arms, how easily they are able to take a deep breath, or simply complete daily tasks such as brushing their hair, bathing, and dressing. Pain and stiffness can cause weakness and limit movement of the upper body. It is very important for women to do exercises after breast surgery in order to get the arms and shoulders moving again. Exercises help to decrease any side effects from surgery and to prevent scar tissue from building up and restricting healing.
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Back Pain During Pregnancy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Atlanta Physical Therapy for Pregnant WomenBack pain is a common occurrence for women during pregnancy. In fact, more than half of all pregnant women suffer from back pain at some point throughout their nine months. As a woman’s belly grows throughout pregnancy, the lower back curves more than usual to accommodate the weight out in front. This curving results in strained muscles and back pain. As the uterus continues to grow, it shifts the center of gravity forward as pregnancy progresses and puts even more pressure on the lower back. Hormones also play a role in back pain during pregnancy. A hormone called relaxin causes the ligaments to stretch and joints to loosen to prepare the body for child birth, but this can also lead to back pain because there is more weight and less support on the spine.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Hand Therapy MassageRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints of the hands and feet as well as other ball and socket joints in the body. Unlike typical arthritis which is caused by the continuous wear-and-tear of joint use, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis causes painful swelling that can result in joint deformity and bone erosion.
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