Understanding What a Physical Therapist Does

A physical therapist, or PT, is a healthcare professional who focuses on the science of movement. PTs work with patients throughout the lifespan who face injuries or illnesses that limit their functional movement. Physical therapy is a dynamic and ever-evolving profession that uses research-based scientific theory to restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical functioning. Phases of Physical Therapy Physical therapy begins with a thorough examination and evaluation. Depending on your unique situation, your physical therapist might ask you to walk, bend, or stretch in specific ways. [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:04:24+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Physical Therapy|

Physical Therapy After Surgery: What You Need to Know

Physical therapy is a key component of recovering from several types of surgery. It can get you back on your feet faster and help to ensure a full recovery. Your exact physical therapy program will depend on the type of surgery you have, as well as your overall physical condition and individual needs. Regardless, though, physical therapy after any type of surgery follows the same general progression. Post-Surgery Your physical therapy program will likely begin as soon as your surgery is over, before you are [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:22:37+00:00February 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, physical therapy after surgery|

Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Back pain can make everyday living difficult, from needing to take pain medication that makes you drowsy to facing challenges with completing daily tasks. Fortunately, physical therapy can help reduce back pain and improve your quality of life with relative ease. Here are some of the ways that physical therapy can help clients with back pain. Less Risky than Surgery Physical therapy is less risky (and expensive) than back surgery to correct back pain. In some cases, attending physical therapy on a regular basis is [...]

By |2019-06-21T15:13:58+00:00February 21st, 2018|Back Pain|

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused by many different abnormalities in the physical structures of the shoulders, upper back, and/or neck. For those who play sports or sit hunched over a computer all day, muscle spasms are often to blame. Injuries such as whiplash, and chronic issues such as a pinched nerve or a herniated disc, can also cause neck pain. Fortunately, physical therapy can generally relieve neck pain regardless of the cause. Of course, you should always be evaluated by a physician first to rule out [...]

By |2018-02-23T19:58:50+00:00December 6th, 2017|Neck Pain|

Are Teen Athletes Who are Still Growing More Prone to Joint & Muscle Injury than Adults?

Millions of teens participate in sports every year, and just like professional athletes, many are injured. Interestingly, the rate at which teen athletes are injured is similar to that of professional athletes, but the injuries that affect teens are different from those that affect adults. This difference is mainly due to the fact that teenage athletes are still growing. Growth during the teen years is usually uneven. The bones grow first, and thus they may pull excessively on the muscles and tendons. This uneven growth pattern [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:46:33+00:00July 10th, 2017|Injury|

In His Own Words: Cincinnati Bengals’ Mohamed Sanu Discussing His Success Working with Trainer Ivan Candelaria

Ivan Candelaria MS, ATC, is one of the most sought after sports rehab specialist in the North East. He has a growing clientele of NFL Football players and he approaches all of his clientele with the same level of intensity just as he would do with his own child. Ivan guides all of his clientele through their rehab and fitness process, and takes care to guide through a program tailored to helping him/her play their sport better. How did you meet Ivan? He was always talking [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:43:38+00:00July 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Three Reasons to Talk To Your Physical Therapist about a Customized Sports Specific Physical Therapy Program

Are you an athlete who wants to be at the top of your game? If you are a professional sportsman you need a competitive edge to enhance every part of your fitness program. A physical therapist can customize a sports-specific physical therapy program that will not only boost your performance in your chosen sport, but it can also help prevent injuries from happening or developing. In the past few years, there has been much hype and drama about people using steroids and other outlawed medicines to [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:41:20+00:00July 10th, 2017|Health|

Falls Prevention Therapy: Do You Need It?

One of the most common but disregarded health threats we face as we age is falling. As we age, we are much more prone to falling than when we were younger. Moreover, the dangers and risks of those falls are much greater as well. This is why falls prevention is so important, especially for the elderly—so if your doctor recommended that you partake in fall prevention therapy, it is a very smart decision to agree, and it may even save your life. Seniors are at a [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:15:01+00:00July 10th, 2017|Health|

What to Expect When You Visit a Physical Therapist

Patients are sometimes hesitant when it comes to physical therapy. Not knowing what to expect or feeling nervous about being pushed too far can be intimidating. It is important to know that you are in control. Your physical therapist is there to evaluate your symptoms and perform appropriate treatment techniques. At the beginning of your first appointment, your physical therapist will ask you a number of questions. They will then do a detailed examination and evaluate your strength, balance, posture, heart rate and anything else that [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:32:56+00:00July 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

5 Reasons You Should See a Physical Therapist for Sports Injuries

As an athlete, one of your worst fears is probably sustaining a sports related injury that keeps you out of the game. The good news is that with physical therapy and lots of rest, you can recover in no time. There are many benefits to seeking the help of a physical therapist for sports related injuries. Tailored to You – A sports physical therapy program that is tailored to your specific needs is important to make sure you get the best results. Sports physical therapy will [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:29:31+00:00July 10th, 2017|Injury|
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