Lumbar pain–more commonly called lower back pain–affects 60 to 80 percent of adults in the United States. Stemming from the area of five bony vertebrae just above the tailbone, lumbar pain can be severe. Fortunately, most cases are treatable through non-surgical methods. Here’s the information you need to feel better. Disc Herniation: A Frequent CauseRead More
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Tri-City Orthopedic Care for Work-Related Injuries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), roughly 2.7 million private industry employees had suffered nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses in 2020 alone. This sheer prevalence goes to show that despite employers’ strict adherence to the guidelines mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), injuries can still occur in the workplace andRead More
Physical Therapy: Benefits of Manual Therapy Techniques
Physical therapy modalities help improve mobility and function in patients who are physically impaired due to injury, surgery, and other medical conditions. Exercise, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and TENS, and traction therapy are just a few examples of what physical therapists use to treat patients. In this article, we will discuss manual therapy, which is aRead More
Common Misconceptions About Orthopedic Physical Therapy
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), there were already more than 300,000 licensed physical therapists in the country in 2019 alone. However, even with the growing number of practicing physical therapists and the millions of Americans who are benefiting from their care, there are still many people who are oblivious to the importantRead More
Treating a Meniscus Tear with Physical Therapy
A meniscus tear is damage sustained to the meniscus—the wedge-shaped cartilage in the knee that provides it with cushioning and increased stability. Meniscus tears are most prevalent among athletes who are involved in contact sports or in those that entail sudden or forceful pivots and deep squatting. However, the injury can also occur spontaneously inRead More
What to Expect from Physical Therapy
Physical therapists, like many healthcare professionals, also have their own specialties. Orthopedic physical therapists, for instance, specialize in the treatment of conditions or injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system (bony and soft-tissue structures of the body). Whether you just had a joint replacement and are needing to get used to your new joint; sustained a sports-relatedRead More
Types of Physical Therapy: Who Can Benefit from Them?
Physical therapy is an essential part of overall healthcare. This noninvasive treatment discipline is known for a variety of benefits, such as enhanced balance and core stability, pain reduction, injury prevention, improved posture and flexibility, increased mobility, among others. Physical therapy has several, different types. Your doctor and physical therapist will recommend the appropriate programRead More
Who Can Benefit from Physical Therapy Services?
Physical therapy services can effectively evaluate and treat a variety of conditions and injuries that can cause pain and abnormal physical function. Physical therapy can be a cost-effective solution that gets you back to your normal activity level and lifestyle as quickly as possible. Physical therapy services use a multidisciplinary approach to help patients ofRead More
How Do I Know if Physical Therapy Services Can Help with My Specific Condition?
Physical therapy services can help to successfully treat a variety of problems that affect the body, from recurring pain to impaired function. A physical therapist (PT) could be the answer to getting you back to the activities and lifestyle you enjoy as quickly as possible. For many types of orthopedic conditions and injuries, physical therapyRead More