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How Physical Therapy Can Help You Have a Pain-Free 2018

January 1, 2018

Frequent or chronic pain affects millions of Americans every year, but many people don’t understand the important role of physical therapy in relieving pain. Using a variety of techniques, physical therapists can help relieve pain with or without the use of medicine. If you experience chronic pain and are looking for a safe, drug-free solution, […]READ MORE

Signs You Need Treatment for TMJ

December 12, 2017

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the place where your jaw connects to your skull, just in front of your ear. In up to 25 percent of people, this joint causes pain or other symptoms known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). Symptoms of TMJ While many people don’t seek treatment for TMJ, you don’t need to […]READ MORE

Be Mindful of Holiday Stress

November 11, 2017

This time of year you can expect to see articles about healthy holiday eating and tips to stay off the couch during winter vacation. While we are proponents of wise food choices and provide assistance with exercise and sports performance anytime, we would like to talk about another important, holiday-related health issue. It’s not uncommon […]READ MORE

Why Sleep is Key to Better Sports Performance

November 11, 2017

Athletes who train hard every day need to sleep hard every night. Though researchers are still uncovering all the benefits of sleep, recent evidence suggests that improved sleep can improve athletic performance, too. Competitive athletes should aim to get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep every night. To ensure that you get quality, REM […]READ MORE

Simple Exercises to Help Arthritis

October 10, 2017

Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and affects three-quarters of people over the age of 60? Arthritis can affect joints in the fingers, knees, feet ankles, hips, back, and shoulders, and can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and difficulty moving your joints. You might think having arthritis means […]READ MORE

Cycle Safely This Fall

September 9, 2017

If you’re thinking about trying something different than your normal gym routine, then cycling is a great exercise to try. While cycling bike paths in the Richmond area lets you enjoy a breath of fresh air, there are some guidelines you should keep in mind. Safety First off, safety is important no matter what exercise […]READ MORE

6 Reasons You Need a Nutritionist

June 6, 2017

As research continues to reveal the importance of proper nutrition for a healthy body, nutritionists and registered dietitians are taking on larger roles as part of the care team. These healthcare professionals have undergone specialized training and gained certifications to give nutrition advice and help you improve your health. Nutritionists can create diet plans, teach […]READ MORE

Four Skin Care Tips for Summer

June 6, 2017

Summertime is much anticipated in Richmond for its gorgeous weather. There’s never a shortage of activities to enjoy when the sun shines, and at Bon Secours Physical Therapy we encourage everybody to get out and move as much as possible. As you plan your next adventure, of course, it’s important to protect your skin, your […]READ MORE

4 Ways a Physical Therapist Helps Seniors Prevent Falls

May 5, 2017

Falls are a leading cause of injury in people over age 65, causing some seniors to lose their independence or develop more serious medical conditions. If you are a senior, it’s important you take steps to prevent falls and improve your personal safety. Physical therapists, who specialize in helping the body move and function, can […]READ MORE

Keep On Moving!

April 4, 2017

In years past, on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association promoted National Walking Day as a means to create awareness for regular physical activity to improve health. Presently, the AHA has upgraded this concept into “Move More in April,” which encompasses other ways to get the blood pumping – whether it’s running, […]READ MORE