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.

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.

Piriformis Syndrome: A Pain in the Butt! – By Dr. Louise Bullard

                                                                                                           

Have you been having a pain in the butt? 

Piriformis syndrome is when the piriformis muscle is inflamed. The piriformis muscle is a thick band like muscle that runs diagonally across the buttocks region. This muscle gets inflamed from certain things such as carrying a wallet in your back pocket,

Move More Month: Easy Ways to Get Moving in the Workplace

April, also known as Move More Month by the American Heart Association, is an opportunity to study personal habits and work to incorporate additional daily activity.

According to the AHA, most adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work and find themselves with little time or energy left at the end of the day to exercise or get moving.

Occupational Therapy – What Is It?

Occupational Therapy focuses on treating patients who are recovering from a range of ailments, teaching them how to adapt and live life to the fullest. These ailments can be physical, mental, developmental, and emotional, impacting a person’s ability to perform daily activities at any age.

Occupational therapists typically work with patients who display:

  • Birth Injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain or the spinal cord
  • Autism &

Car Accident Injuries – Whiplash by Dr. Louise Bullard

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be life changing. It can cause injuries that last a lifetime. Usually after being involved in a motor vehicle accident your symptoms do not appear for a few days due to adrenaline kicking in. Sometimes people try to brush the symptoms off and assume that they will go away.

Physical Therapy for Equestrians

Equestrian riders can sustain injuries just like any other sport. Here at Strive! Physical Therapy, we understand the unique demands that are put on the body while riding horses. Not only does the bodies overall health effect how well one rides, but it also effects the performance of an equine partner. Strive! can help you recover from injury and get you back to riding at your best.

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain

What Causes Pelvic Pain?

Dysfunction and pain in the pelvis may have many origins and can result from a combination of factors. Each organ and joint may produce a specific pattern of pain or vague pelvic discomfort. In order to to rule out systemic causes or potential problems with the organs,

Physical Therapy Vs. Pain Medication

In 2014, over 2 million Americans were reported as being addicted to prescription pain medication. On top of that, almost 50,000 people actually die annually from an opioid overdose. In fact, in 2019 drug overdose was a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Each year, the opioid death rate just grows higher.

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“Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: What is it? Why do I have it? Anything else to try?” by Dr. Catherine Christenson Family Nurse Practitioner

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Damage to peripheral nerves that interferes with vital connections from the brain,  distorting and interrupting messages to the body.

What are peripheral nerves?

Nerves that are outside the brain and spinal column. The damage to the peripheral nerves can be from inflammation, injury,

Video Games, Exercise, and Motivation by Andrew Gibson DPT

I’ll admit it; I’ve grown up in an era where video games are a form of playtime. My best friend and I loved them so much we even begged my parents to get a steering wheel with foot pedals so we could play our favorite computer racing game. Every Thanksgiving, I would play FIFA (a soccer game with teams and players from all around the world) for hours on end with my cousin.

When Should You Seek Chiropractic Care?

 

When You Should See a Chiropractor:

Suffering from neck, back, or knee pain may be a reason to seek out chiropractic care. Patients who stand to benefit the most from chiropractic care are usually healthy and don’t have advanced joint disease. Examples of this include those who have sciatica or old sports injuries.

Maximizing Therapy with a Healthy Diet

American medicine has become reactive as opposed to proactive.  It is important for you to be your own advocate and take necessary steps to prevent injuries and surgeries. How we fuel our bodies affects our ability to heal and recover from trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries or surgeries. We all know the importance of a healthy diet and exercise,

10 Reasons to Seek Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

According to the America Physical Therapy Association, Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of life. Many patients have injuries,

Are Headaches Weighing You Down?

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms that we tend to try to push aside and cover up with NSAIDS and pain medications. If you notice that despite the temporary relief, your headache always comes back, then you most likely have an underlying cause…most commonly spinal misalignments. When the nerve roots that exit out of the neck,

What You Can Do About Sciatica by Jackie Manning, ARNP

Anyone who knows sciatica, knows misery. Sciatica pain shoots through your leg, sometimes resulting in tingling, weakness, and/or numbness. Often beginning as a result of a herniated disk that is pressing on the sciatic nerve, sciatica pain runs from the lower back, all the way down the back of your legs. In most cases, those suffering start to feel better within a few weeks,

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