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Find Relief for Neck Pain Without Surgery

January 1, 2019

Neck pain is one of the top problems that keeps people from work, sports, or activities they love. It can have a lot of different causes, from a herniated or slipped disk to degenerative disk disease and arthritis. No matter the cause, the first recommended treatment – such as physical therapy and pain-relieving medicines – […]READ MORE

6 Ways to Create a Safe Holiday Environment for Older Guests

December 12, 2018

During the holidays, people young and old get together to celebrate. If you have older relatives coming to your home, you may want to take some precautions to keep them from falling. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over 65, causing loss of independence and often serious complications. Preventing a fall […]READ MORE

Exercise and Blood Sugar

November 11, 2018

Every time you eat, your blood sugar rises. As a result, your body releases a hormone called insulin that helps bring your blood sugar back down. However, in people with type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use insulin properly. Your blood sugar and insulin levels will remain high for hours after you eat, which can […]READ MORE

Four Reasons to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

October 10, 2018

Each year, 100 million American adults experience chronic pain (pain that lasts more than three months). But though chronic pain doesn’t have just one cause, many people settle for one solution: prescription pain medicines. For years, physicians prescribed pain medicines to help their patients, but this practice had unintended consequences; namely, the opioid epidemic. That’s […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapy Helps With Healthy Aging

September 9, 2018

You’re never too young to make a plan for aging well. As part of Healthy Aging Month in September, all people age 45 or older are encouraged to find new ways to improve their mental, physical, and social health. Physical therapists are a key member of your health team when it comes to aging well […]READ MORE

4 Cancer Side Effects You Can Fight with Cancer Rehabilitation

June 6, 2018

Cancer and its treatment can take a toll on your whole body. While your oncologist will help you with medication, physical, occupational and speech therapists can also help with noninvasive treatments designed to improve your quality of life. Cancer rehabilitation programs are scientifically backed ways to help relieve side effects of both cancer and treatments […]READ MORE

The Cause – And Cure – For Your Dizziness Problems

May 5, 2018

Dizziness is a common problem with many different causes. Standing up too fast may cause temporary dizziness. A drop in blood pressure can make you feel like you are falling (vertigo). But when you experience frequent dizziness, it can pose risks for falling and disrupt your daily activities. Chronic dizziness can be caused by minor […]READ MORE

5 Tips to Find the Right Physical Therapist

March 3, 2018

In Virginia, patients can go to a Direct Access certified physical therapist without a referral or prescription from a physician. These laws give you more choice in your medical treatments as well as a greater choice in physical therapists. Here’s how to find a physical therapist that is right for you and your health needs: […]READ MORE

National Nutrition Month – “Go Further with Food”

March 3, 2018

By Abby Forman MS RD As we “March” into National Nutrition Month 2018, take a moment to think about what you leave behind each day.  National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), aimed at inspiring the country to improve their health one bite at […]READ MORE

Can Orthotics Help You with Pain?

February 2, 2018

Orthotics are specialized devices like shoe inserts, knee braces or ankle braces that are designed to support your bone and muscle health. The most commonly used orthotics are shoe inserts that improve foot and ankle health. True foot orthotics can’t be bought in a shoe store. These customized shoe inserts, available from physical therapists, podiatrists […]READ MORE