Understanding Sciatica: Causes, types, and Treatment Options

By: Marie Serrado  

Ever felt a tingling, numbness, or weakness which travels down your leg? You might be dealing with Sciatica. Sciatica is pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg. In this article,

How Physical Therapy Can Help Alleviate Low Back Pain

By: Dr. Nick Ricca, DPT

Low back pain is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can range from mild to severe and can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, injury, or degenerative changes in the spine. While medication and surgery are often considered for treatment,

Physical Therapy

Celebrating World Physical Therapy Day

By: Marie Serrado

World Physical Therapy Day is observed on September 8th. This day serves as an opportunity to highlight the crucial role that physical therapists and physiotherapists play in promoting movement, rehabilitation, and recovery for individuals with various health conditions and injuries. World Physical Therapy Day was established on September 8th,

Shoulder Pain

Relieve Shoulder Pain with Effective Stretches

By: Marie Serrado

Shoulder pain is a common and disruptive issue that affects daily activities, and your quality of life. Whether the discomfort comes from an injury, poor posture, or overuse, incorporating targeted stretches can help alleviate the shoulder pain as well as help improve flexibility. In this blog post we will be discussing what causes shoulder pain,


Meeting the Mark: Essential Requirements for Meaningful Testing of Lumbar Functions Part 1

The assessment of lumbar functions is critical in evaluating the health and performance of the lower back. Specific requirements must be met to ensure that testing is comprehensive and reliable. In this blog post, Chapter 4 of “Safe, Specific Testing and Rehabilitative Exercise for the Muscles,” Part 1 will explore the essential requirements for conducting meaningful testing of lumbar functions.

Fall Prevention for Seniors

Fall Prevention for Seniors

By: Marie Serrado

Fall is right around the corner, which means accidents can happen at any time, whether you slip on a rug or experience a fall on a slippery sidewalk. For older adults, these accidents can lead to broken bones, which, in turn, could result in major health problems and disabilities.

Summer Activities

Stay Active and Injury Free! Summer Workouts for Sports Medicine

by: Marie Serrado

With Summer fast approaching, it’s a great time to be engaging in outdoor activities with loved ones and engaging in sports. Although, it’s also a time to remember all the injuries you can sustain. It’s essential to remember ways you can both prevent and condition your body from being injured and missing out on all the fun!

Gait Training

Gait Training: Enhancing Mobility and Confidence in Walking

Walking is a fundamental activity that enables us to navigate through life while also giving us the freedom and independence to continue our daily lives. However various factors such as age-related issues, injuries, or neurological conditions can affect your ability to walk. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of gait training in improving mobility and restoring confidence in walking.

Physical Therapy

The Benefits of Physical Therapy of Older Adults

As we age, it is natural to experience a decline in mobility, function, and overall quality of life. However, physical therapy becomes a vital component of seniors’ lives, as it empowers them to overcome challenges and obstacles associated with aging. This blog will explore the wide-ranging benefits of physical therapy for older adults.


Fighting Arthritis Pain

Fighting Arthritis Pain without Pain Medicine

By Marie Serrado

Arthritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation and pain in one or more joints in the body. Arthritis can occur at any point in our lives. However, it is most prominent after the age of 50. Women are more likely than men to get osteoarthritis. (NHS.com p.1).

Hip Stretch

4 Stretches for Hip Pain

by: Marie Serrado

Hip Pain can be caused by a variety of problems. Knowing the precise cause and location is critical in designing treatment. Some causes of hip pain are arthritis, hip injuries such as hip fractures or sprains, pinched nerves, and more. Hip pain is a discomfort that many face,

Lower Back Pain

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

by: Marie Serrado

Lower back pain can happen to anyone. In fact, it happens to all of us at some point in our lives. In some cases, it can get better with time, but in other cases can be a serious problem. So, what causes lower back pain? According to John Hopkins Medicine,

Leaves Are Supposed to Fall, People Aren’t! by Jessica Perez, PTA

Tis’ the Season, for Fall Prevention Week! Falls threaten a senior’s safety and independence and a majority of them happen in your own home. Don’t worry! With these helpful tips and suggestions, you’ll be sitting next to a fire with your grandchildren instead of them sitting next to you in a hospital bed recovering from a fall that could have been prevented.

I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT!! by Jessica Perez, PTA



The best medicine is ole reliable. Get up and move! Back pain is one of the most common problems and has been moving up in the ranking since 1990. Why do you ask? Because when people feel pain, their first action is to lay down and rest.

Sciatica – A Constant Problem? By Dr. Louise Bullard

Sciatica is a term used for when the sciatic nerve that runs down the back of the leg is irritated. When this nerve is inflamed it can cause pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling. It can make it hard to perform daily activities and keep you from enjoying life. It is a common misconception that when one has these symptoms that it is actually coming from the leg.

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. This month is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on speech and hearing issues as well as evaluate our communication capabilities. Speech and hearing disorders often go unnoticed due to fear of being singled out or a lack of knowledge.