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How Physical Therapy Improves Bladder Control

November 11, 2020

More than 12 million Americans experience urinary incontinence each year. If you have incontinence, you may experience urine leakage, trouble urinating and/or intense pressure to urinate. It can disrupt your daily life and lead to embarrassing accidents. Fortunately, physical therapy can help 85 to 90% of people gain better bladder control in just 1 to […]READ MORE

How Specialized Physical Therapy Can Restore Posture

October 10, 2020

Everyone’s body is a little asymmetrical. After all, you likely use your dominant side more often to perform small tasks while you might lift with your nondominant side. A few small differences aren’t a big deal and are completely natural. However, over time, using one side of your body far more often than the other […]READ MORE

What To Know About Your Virtual Physical Therapy Appointment

July 7, 2020

To help keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bon Secours Physical Therapy now offers online physical therapy appointments. You can get the help you need from the safety of your home. We can help you with a variety of therapies, including, but not limited to: Muscle pain Chronic pain, such as diabetic nerve pain Sports […]READ MORE

The Best Physical Therapy Equipment To Use At Home

June 6, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread, you may be limiting trips out, even to physical therapy. Fortunately, with the help of your physical therapy, you can design a home therapy plan to help you maintain your progress or continue moving toward your therapy goals. While many exercises can be completed without any equipment at all, […]READ MORE

Do You Need Physical Therapy After a Long Hospital Stay?

May 5, 2020

If you have spent a long time in the hospital, whether it is recovery after a major injury or a critical care stay for treatment of a serious illness like COVID-19, you will come out of the hospital weaker than you were before. That’s why you and your doctor should always have a plan for […]READ MORE

Physical Therapy Solutions for Diabetic Neuropathy

March 3, 2020

If you have uncontrolled blood sugar for a long time, it can lead to complications of diabetes including peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain or numbness in your limbs, most often your legs or feet).  Peripheral neuropathy can make it difficult to walk, causing a limp or putting you off-balance. Regular physical therapy can help you safely […]READ MORE

Love Your Body This Valentine’s Day – Five Ways to Help

February 2, 2020

Your body is an amazing gift that allows you to interact with the world, whether you are smelling a delicious meal or running a marathon. This Valentine’s Day, show your body some love with these simple steps. Feed It Right Your body feels better and functions better when it has all the nutrients it needs […]READ MORE

4 Noninvasive Treatments for Lower Back Pain

January 1, 2020

Your chronic back pain may be caused by a variety of problems, from a herniated disk to sciatica. Fortunately, many causes of back pain can be relieved without surgery.  If you have back pain, try these treatments to find relief: Massage Therapy Physical therapists use massage therapy or manual therapy to loosen up and release […]READ MORE

Happy Healthy Holidays from Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Abby and Whitney

December 12, 2019

Holidays are about spending time with loved ones and tending to the wellbeing of the mind, body, and spirit. Often holidays include special foods as well.  A healthy diet is defined as one that provides “a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy”.  Here are […]READ MORE

Keep Your Balance in Winter Weather

December 12, 2019

Falls are a leading cause of disability in people over age 65, causing broken bones and injuries that are hard to recover from at an older age. Unfortunately, in the winter, the number of falls may increase thanks to wintry weather. Even in a warmer climate like Richmond, sidewalks, stairs and roads can get slippery […]READ MORE