Is Speech Therapy For You?
Winter weather can wreak havoc on a person’s voice. A bad cold or a sore throat makes it difficult to swallow and enunciate. While time and proper care can restore one to good health and speech, some conditions can have a lasting effect on the way a person communicates. Whether you have experienced difficulty speaking […]READ MORE
Physical Therapy For Menopause
Often called “the change,” menopause is a transitional period for women. Menstrual periods become less frequent until they stop altogether, and symptoms like hot flashes, memory lapses and mood swings may occur. Menopause typically begins when a woman reaches her early fifties, but can begin earlier or later, and last several years in different stages. […]READ MORE
How Soft Tissue Mobilization Helps Back Pain
Summertime in Richmond offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. It’s a great time to enjoy cycling, hiking, outdoor yoga and other activities, but when back pain intensifies, it’s difficult to find motivation. While stretching and medications can help reduce the ache, further therapy may be necessary to improve quality of life. At Bon Secours […]READ MORE
Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients
During April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are reminded to be aware of the initial symptoms of this illness and to research ways to support affected loved ones. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, physical therapy can help patients maintain a good quality of life and live as independently as possible. Bon Secours Physical […]READ MORE
National Bath Safety Month: How Occupational Therapy Helps
One can argue the bathroom is the most used room in the house. If you’ve had to wait in line in the morning while somebody else takes their turn, you would definitely understand! The bathroom can also be the most dangerous place at home if safety precautions are not taken. According to the CDC, over […]READ MORE
Brain Exercises After A Stroke
Strokes, on average, affect close to eight hundred thousand Americans a year. Nearly ninety percent of diagnosed strokes are ischemic strokes, in which blood to the brain is blocked by either a clot or other obstacles. Once symptoms appear, it is crucial for the patient to receive emergency care in order to ensure proper rehabilitation […]READ MORE
What Is The Graston Technique?
One day you’re out walking and you feel a pop that signals a muscle strain in your lower leg. Or maybe you’re at work typing diligently on your laptop when the wrist discomfort you experience on occasion graduates to severe pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Soft tissue injuries such as these interrupt our daily […]READ MORE
Four Things To Know About Lymphedema
Swelling following an illness or injury is not uncommon. During treatment, your physician may advise you to perform simple and safe exercises to help reduce the affliction. Elevation of the affected area, plus massage and compression may also bring relief. In some cases, however, swelling is a sign of a more serious condition like lymphedema, […]READ MORE
Do You Need Physical or Occupational Therapy?
How do you know if you need physical or occupational therapy? If you have recently suffered an accident, or are about to undergo surgery for joint pain relief, chances are your physician has recommended PT or OT to help you return to your active lifestyle. Others who are simply growing older or recovering from shorter […]READ MORE
What To Know About Industrial Rehabilitation
Maybe it begins with a painful twitch. You bend the wrong way in the office storage room reaching for an object. Or, maybe your hands are hurting more lately, and you have difficulty completing a report. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over two and a half million cases of work-related injuries were […]READ MORE