Avoiding Cold-Weather Injuries

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sport Injuries

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsCongratulations to all of you who haven’t let cold January temps sidetrack you from your fit, healthy lifestyle. It’s tough to get moving when the temperature outside is telling you to stay in and cuddle up!

While we definitely commend you for being committed, we also want to make sure you’re moving and exercising safely in the cold weather, so as to avoid a potentially serious injury.
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Why Weight Loss?

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsLosing weight may be one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions – and also one of the toughest to keep. But getting to and maintaining a healthy weight offers more benefits than simply fitting into those skinny jeans (although that is a plus!).

Carrying around too much weight is damaging to nearly every system in our bodies – affecting how well we sleep, how fast we’re able to recover from illness, and, if we’re living with the pain of a chronic condition or injury, that extra weight can make you feel worse and slow down your ability to heal.
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Help for Your Headache

 

Category: Headaches, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapists and RehabilitationThey are one of the most commonly experienced pain conditions in the world, and their causes are as varied as the people who experience them – from genetics and specific medical conditions, to illness, food allergies, hormones, stress and more.

According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of the adult population – 47% – has had at least one headache in the past year alone. The WHO also reports that headaches are “underestimated, under-recognized, and under-treated throughout the world.”
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The Schroth Method for Scoliosis

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Scoliosis

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Atlanta GAScoliosis is defined as a 10-degree or more curvature of the spine, causing it to have a “C” or “S” shape instead of appearing straight. It tends to begin before puberty but can also begin in adulthood, and can cause sufferers to lean more to one side and limp due to subsequent leg/hip misalignment. As scoliosis progresses, it can also cause painful pinched nerves, muscle spasms, herniated discs, even difficulty breathing.
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Avoid Turkey Carving Catastrophes

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists near Atlanta GAIt’s the time of year for gathering with friends, reflecting on what’s important, and of course, eating delicious food. And one of the best parts of any Thanksgiving feast is carving up the bird.

Unfortunately though, that long-loved tradition is also the cause of tons of hand and wrist-related injuries each year. In fact, Thanksgiving sits near the top of the list of dangerous holidays thanks to hazards like these.
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Preventing Backyard Football Injuries

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sport Injuries

Atlanta GA Sports Injury TherapyAfter the plates are cleared and before the Thursday night football game comes on TV, another Thanksgiving tradition often takes place in backyards all across the country – the annual family football game.

It’s a chance for the weekend athlete in all of us to come out and show off our skills. Unfortunately though, thanks to one too many festive libations and too few minutes of proper stretching, many of us end up sidelined with injuries by the time the day’s over.
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Avoiding Halloween Hazards

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAside from making sure to check your child’s bag of candy before letting them eat it, you might not consider Halloween to have many dangers. Unfortunately though, bulky costumes and pumpkin carving catastrophes make it a little more hazardous than you might think.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2013, finger and hand injuries accounted for over 17 percent of Halloween wounds – most of which, 30.3 percent, were suffered by kids aged 10-14. Breaks and fractures sustained from falls and ill-fitting Halloween costumes are another big culprit of Halloween disasters.
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Cold Weather Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation CenterScience is still on the fence about the definitive link between cold weather and chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. However, many sufferers claim that when fall kicks into high gear, those colder temperatures make their symptoms worse.

There are plenty of at-home therapies that can provide temporary relief for rheumatoid arthritis. Warm baths and heating pads can help soothe sore, inflamed joints, and light exercise can keep those joints lubricated, which can reduce and even prevent pain.
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