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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

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

The Importance of Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes

November 11, 2019

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, a condition that affects the body’s ability to create and use insulin. If not treated, diabetes can cause serious complications, including the need for amputation, blindness and kidney failure. But with help from a team of caring experts, you can take control of your diabetes and prevent complications. […]READ MORE

How To Manage Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment

October 10, 2019

During breast cancer surgery, many women have lymph nodes in their armpits removed. Lymph nodes may also be damaged during radiation therapy. Without properly working lymph nodes (which help move fluid through the body), women can develop a condition called lymphedema.  Though lymphedema is less common now than it used to be, it can still […]READ MORE