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Is Speech Therapy For You?

January 1, 2024

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

October 10, 2023

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

July 7, 2023

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

April 4, 2023

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

January 1, 2023

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

December 12, 2022

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?

November 11, 2022

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

October 10, 2022

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?

September 9, 2022

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

Are You Ready For Back To School?

August 8, 2022

It won’t be long before fleets of long, yellow buses roll through the neighborhoods of Hampton Roads. Through the region, back to school energy is thriving and it’s not limited to young children. College freshmen are moving into dorms, and older students are preparing for graduate studies and other programs. Education is forever, as is […]READ MORE