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All About Physical Therapy An Alternative to Surgery

All About Physical Therapy: An Alternative to Surgery Physical therapy is beneficial for people who suffer from injuries and strains on their muscles. Other parts of the body and other diseases can be addressed as well and physical therapy will greatly improve the condition of your ailment. Many individuals feel an improvement in their mobility […]

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Physical Therapy Offers Benefits to You and Your Body

Physical Therapy Offers Benefits to You and Your Body Physical therapy can greatly improve your chances of recovery and regaining movement in your muscles and joints. Many people have relied on physical therapy for centuries to treat their aches and pains. Physical therapy is a combination of methods and techniques that help relieve people from […]

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Sciatica

Definition Sciatica refers to pain or discomfort associated with the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the lower part of the spinal cord, down the back of the leg, to the foot. Injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve can cause the characteristic pain of sciatica: a sharp or burning pain that radiates from the lower […]

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Physical Therapy and Exercise for Sciatica

By: Stephen H. Hochschuler, MD Physical therapy exercises – incorporating strengthening, stretching and aerobic conditioning – are a central component of almost any sciatica treatment plan. When patients engage in a regular program of gentle strengthening, stretching and aerobic exercises, they can recover more quickly from sciatica pain and are less likely to have future […]

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Physical Therapy and Other Options for Neck Pain

Sometimes simple home interventions are enough to treat cervical disc disease, in which an abnormality in one or more discs that lie between the vertebrae cause neck pain. Often, though, it helps to see a physical therapist that can show you how to stretch and strengthen your neck and vertebrae, improve your posture, and prevent […]

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Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Relief

By: Rob D. Dickerman, DO, PhD Patients suffering from most types of low back pain are often referred for physical therapy for four weeks as an initial conservative (nonsurgical) treatment option before considering other more aggressive treatments, including back surgery. The goals of physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function and teach the […]

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Physical Therapy for the Injured Worker

When a person is injured at work, many medical providers will advise the injured worker to go to physical therapy as part of the recovery process. What is physical therapy? According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), “physical therapists are healthcare professionals who maintain, restore and improve movement, activity and health, enabling an individual […]

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) is considered a conservative treatment method addressing the treatment, healing and prevention of injuries and disabilities. PT focuses primarily, but not solely, on pain relief, promoting healing, and restoring function and movement associated with injury. Other areas within physical therapy are ergonomic (body mechanic) training, fitness/ wellness, and especially education and prevention.Physical […]

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