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…)
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…)
You may have heard an older person complain about their bursitis acting up and wondered what that meant. Humans have over 150 little fluid filled sacs throughout their body that cushion and lubricate the moving parts of the body. They can be found between the bones, tendons and muscles near the joints. Major bursae are found near the large joints in the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.
As an older athlete, you have a lot to be proud of and you are still in the game. Your speed and agility may not be what they were a few decades ago, but you are active and vibrant and that says a lot about you. With that being said, it is important for you to realize that your body is going through changes as you age, regardless of all the precautions you take to slow the process.
Awareness of Physical Changes
You may be one of those individuals who pushes yourself to the max. This is how you have always handled things in your life. That’s often a plus; but as you age, it is important to know when to back off a little. Some changes in your aging body can put you at risk for certain injuries. You can be better prepared to avoid injuries when you know about the changes that may affect your performance. (more…)
Getting back to work after an injury is a process. The first step is healing and rehabilitation. You do not want to go back too soon, as this can exacerbate an injury that is on the mend. However, recovering is only a part of your journey. There are other considerations like workplace accommodations to consider. (more…)
Most people take the joints in the arm for granted. When you have full, unrestricted movement, it is easy to forget the importance of limb functions. The shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers all work together to provide a broad range of movement. If you suffer an injury in any of these joints, the reduction in movement is immediately apparent. (more…)
Physical therapy, like most other types of therapy, can be done one-on-one with just you and your therapist or as a group. There are many times when group physical therapy might be beneficial. But sometimes it is best to work individually with a therapist that is trained and experienced in the type of physical therapy you need. (more…)
Along 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.
Teenagers desire to be captains of their own ship. Most do not like to be seen as weak or needing help. If your teenager has experienced an illness or surgery, physical therapy may be recommended to improve the recovery time and aid the healing process. Getting your teen to cooperate may be challenging, but there are reasons to persevere.