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Improve Balance and Prevent Falls With Exercise

January 1, 2021

Falls are a leading cause of loss of independence in seniors. Seniors are at a higher risk for falls for many reasons, including medical conditions, medications and loss of muscle mass.  At Bon Secours Physical Therapy, our physical therapists encourage all seniors to take steps to reduce their risk for falls. In addition to getting […]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

How Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Works

March 3, 2019

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a type of manual therapy that can reduce pain and improve function all over your body. At Bon Secours, we are proud to offer this therapy to our patients. How does IASTM work? IASTM uses specially designed, medical grade stainless steel tools to break up scar tissue and help […]READ MORE

Preventing Spondylolysis in Young Athletes

September 9, 2017

Young athletes, especially gymnasts and football players, are at a higher risk of an injury called spondylolysis, a fractured vertebra in the back. It’s the most common cause of low back pain in young athletes. Young athletes are at a higher risk of this injury because they are often still growing. A growing spine may […]READ MORE

Top Stretches for Back Pain

August 8, 2017

Back pain is one of the most common ailments that American adults face, affecting millions of people every year. Most back pain can be treated without surgery or narcotic pain medicines. Stretches, rest, exercise, proper posture and over-the-counter pain relievers can help you achieve a stronger, less painful back. Physical therapists can help you improve […]READ MORE

What to Expect from Outpatient Physical Therapy

July 7, 2017

Physical therapist are trained professionals who help patients regain motion, strength and function after an injury, stroke or other health event. Physical therapists provide care in the hospital (inpatient) and at physical therapy and rehabilitations centers (outpatient). If you are attending outpatient physical therapy for the first time, you should: Dress to Move Physical therapy […]READ MORE

What is Cancer Rehabilitation

April 4, 2017

Many cancer patients going through treatment believe that nothing can be done for the side effects they are experiencing. At Bon Secours Physical Therapy, our Cancer Rehab program can help minimize these debilitating side effects which significantly impact patients’ daily lives. Side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments include: Pain Fatigue and weakness Joint stiffness […]READ MORE

Exercise Can Improve Arthritis Pain

March 3, 2017

Arthritis pain can discourage you from doing one of the most effective things to reduce your symptoms  – exercise. It’s important to remember that staying physically active is key to improving your symptoms. Studies show that exercise reduces arthritis pain and helps people stay mobile, improving their mood and quality of life. Physical activity helps several types […]READ MORE

The Importance of Physical Therapy in Returning to Sport

October 10, 2016

This blog was written by Shawn Van Decker, PTA, CPT. Many athletes have been injured at some point during their athletic career. It’s just a part of playing sports. From ankle sprains to injuries that require surgery, no injury is too small to benefit from physical therapy. Yes, your ankle sprain will feel better with […]READ MORE

It’s Not Just a Bump on the Head – The Importance of Concussion Management

September 9, 2016

This blog was written by Rachel Rand, PT, DPT. The management of concussion is a constantly evolving topic.  Thankfully, in the last several years, there has been more focus than ever before on how to effectively identify and manage concussions, thanks to ongoing research regarding the long term effects of multiple concussions.  As a result, […]READ MORE