Archive for May 2016

PT and Joint Replacements

Do you find that daily activities have become painful due to joint pain? Arthritis, injuries and overuse of muscles and joints can cause discomfort and limit mobility. When conventional (non-surgical) treatments are no longer working, a joint replacement may be recommended. In this procedure, an orthopedic surgeon replaces the original joint with a prosthesis (artificial…

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Your Body’s Clearance System

The body’s lymphatic system is responsible for filtering waste material from the body. The functioning of the lymph nodes and immune system are intertwined, and when a blockage occurs, it results in a condition known as lymphedema. In lymphedema, the lymph nodes are unable to drain fluids properly. This leads to a build-up of toxin-filled…

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Why You Need Prehab

Individuals who participate in a pre-surgical rehabilitation program tend to regain full function and return to their daily lives faster than individuals who do not. When muscles, bones and joints are in optimum condition before a surgery, the impact of the inevitable muscle loss and joint stiffness after surgery is minimized. Improving health and fitness,…

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Physical Therapy at Birth

Physical therapy can help individuals of all ages, starting from birth. In fact, the term ‘neonatal physical therapy’ is an advanced practice area in pediatric physical therapy. The physical therapist in neonatal units works in close collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to monitor the baby’s breathing, swelling and overall movement patterns. Physical…

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