Assistive devices can help with mobility when pain is slowing you down

As we showed you in our last post, knee pain is extremely common in the general population, and it can manifest through a number of conditions. If you’re personally dealing with knee pain right now, you may also be seeking out solutions that will allow
January 19, 2021

Frequently asked questions about 3 of the most common knee conditions

The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. It primarily joins the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), but also includes the kneecap (patella) and fibula in the lower leg. These bones and the muscles that surround them a
January 12, 2021

Proper hydration & nutrition can help prevent ski injuries

Skiing is a great form of exercise that works out many parts of the body while allowing you to experience the outdoors during the colder parts of the year. There are many steps to ensuring a successful day—and season—on the slopes, including the use o
January 5, 2021

For jaw pain, physical therapy is always your best bet.

For persistent or severe TMD symptoms, a more systematic intervention will likely be needed. Numerous treatment options are available for TMDs that range widely in terms of cost and intensity, but there is a general principle that should be applied when d
December 22, 2020

Try these 5 DIY remedies if you’re dealing with pesky jaw pain

We often taken certain parts of our body for granted until something goes wrong. This is particularly true for the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which allows the jaw to move up and down, from side to side, and in and out. You use your TMJ every time you
December 15, 2020

The 6 best strategies to reduce your risk for jaw problems

There are 22 bones in the face and head, but the lower jawbone—or mandible—is the only one of these that can move. The mandible connects to the temporal bone of the skull at two points just in front of each ear through the temporomandibular joint (TMJ
December 8, 2020

Jaw pain and headaches could prove to be an inconvenient combination

Although you’re more likely to hear about pain occurring in certain parts of the body—like the knees, shoulders, and spine—the reality is that it can strike just about anywhere. The jaw is one region that doesn’t generally get much attention, but
December 1, 2020

Why physical therapy should be your first choice for neck pain

Some of the most common causes of neck pain include sleeping on your neck wrong, sitting or standing for prolonged periods with bad posture—especially from leaning over too much, performing repetitive movements, and carrying a heavy backpack, purse, or
November 24, 2020

Neck pain relief is within your reach

As we mentioned in our first newsletter, about 10—20% of Americans are affected by neck pain at any given time. If
you happen to be part of this population and are dealing with neck pain right now, you may be wondering what
you can do to alleviate it.
November 17, 2020

To reduce your risk for neck pain, be mindful of your positioning

Although you may not pay it all that much attention, the neck has a pretty crucial job to perform. It provides support for the head and allows movement in a variety of directions so you can better see and navigate the world around you. But as we discussed
November 10, 2020

Neck pain can strike for different reasons at any stage of life

Most of us can recall one or more occasions when the day got off to a rough start because of a stiff neck. This can be explained by the fact that neck pain ranks among the most common types of pain you can get. Statistics vary on just how many people enco
November 3, 2020

Physical therapy month offers an opportunity to share its history

October is National Physical Therapy Month, which is an annual opportunity for physical therapists nationwide to
campaign and speak out about their profession. The goal of the campaign is to increase public awareness of the
important role that physical
October 27, 2020

Physical therapy is an integral part of recovery for orthopedic care

All month long, we’ve been honoring National Physical Therapy Month by educating our readers about how physical
therapy works and the many ways it can benefit you. In the third newsletter of this series, we offer a brief
overview of the crucial role t
October 22, 2020

Physical therapy is a safer and more effective option than opioids

October is National Physical Therapy Month, which gives physical therapists nationwide an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the countless benefits their profession can provide. In the first recognition this month, we'd like to discuss and explain why
October 20, 2020

Physical therapists are movement experts who will help overcome pain

National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated every October, with its focus on educating the public about how
physical therapy can change patients lives for the better. To work towards this goal, we’d like to share our insight
on why physical therapy
October 13, 2020

Routine X-rays of the spine do not improve outcomes for patients.

As we discussed in our second newsletter this month, diagnostic tests like X-rays should only be performed when a red flag is detected, meaning that the healthcare professional notices signs of a potentially serious underlying condition during the initial
September 29, 2020

The downsides of overusing diagnostic tests

As we explained in our last newsletter, diagnostic imaging tests can be a vital tool that helps doctors more clearly understand what’s happening in the body in order to reach or confirm a diagnosis. But simply because these tests are helpful does not me
September 8, 2020

What is diagnostic imaging testing and when is it needed?

When dealing with pain issues of any sort, doctors have a number of tools at their disposal to help determine the cause and what needs to be done to address it. A thorough physical examination that involves a variety of objective and subjective assessment
September 1, 2020

The best way to recover from a sports injury is with physical therapy

As we explained in our first newsletter this month, sports injuries are unfortunate but also a common occurrence for athletes. A range of factors can contribute to an athlete’s risk for injury, including their participation in a higher level of activity
August 27, 2020

Healthy, well-balanced meals should be a priority after working out

Most serious athletes are aware that healthy nutritional habits should be a part of any complete exercise plan. Training well must be balanced by eating well, or the athlete could be missing out on the maximum physical and mental benefits t
August 18, 2020