Main Navigation

Health and Wellness

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

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