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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

Should You Try Physical Therapy Before Pelvic Floor Surgery?

September 9, 2019

Your pelvic floor is a set of muscles, ligaments, tendons and other tissues between your hip bones that helps support your bladder, uterus, urethra and bowel. If this set of muscles becomes weak, it can cause problems like urinary or bowel incontinence. While surgery can help tighten these muscles and support structures in your pelvis, […]READ MORE

Do You Need Any of These Top Physical Therapies?

August 8, 2019

Physical therapists use a variety of tools and techniques to treat pain and loss of function. With so many different types of therapy available, it’s likely you may not have even heard of the right technique for your body. At Bon Secours Physical Therapy, our physical therapists have undergone additional training and education to expand […]READ MORE

Therapies for Pregnancy Pain

July 7, 2019

More than 50 percent of pregnant women experience some sort of pain—from backaches to hip tingling, leg cramps to carpal tunnel syndrome. And it’s no wonder that they experience pain; pregnancy puts the body through a wide range of challenges and changes, including gaining 25 pounds or more in just nine months. But while pregnancy […]READ MORE

Relieve Arthritis Pain With These Techniques

May 5, 2019

Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) can cause pain in any joint in your body, from your shoulders to your ankles. It may also cause joint weakness and keep you from completing daily tasks. Physical therapy techniques can help you find relief from arthritis pain and weakness. These noninvasive techniques are safe and can help you […]READ MORE

Occupational Therapy Can Help You Stay Independent

April 4, 2019

Occupational therapy focuses on helping you perform activities of daily living. These activities may include:in Dressing yourself Bathing yourself Feeding yourself Maintaining control over bathroom habits Moving around your home (such as standing or sitting) on your own Other tasks important to a healthy life, such as cleaning your home or managing medications Being able […]READ MORE

4 Things To Expect After Losing Weight

February 2, 2019

While our culture is obsessed with dieting, especially for appearance’s sake, the real benefits of losing weight are to your health. Like quitting smoking, losing weight can have both immediate and long-term benefits to your health. As you start to lose weight, here’s what you can expect: Lower Blood Pressure While dieting and exercise lower […]READ MORE

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