Health Tips

Getting Over Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries are caused by repetitive motions over a period of time. They differ from acute injuries, which are caused by sudden trauma such as falling. Overuse injuries are common among those who participate in sports like tennis, golf, or baseball that require specific repetitive movements. They also occur in people who perform repetitive movements […]

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Experiencing Sensory Overload? Occupational Therapy Can Help!

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurological disorder that gives abnormal responses to sensory information that the individual perceives. Treatment for SPD typically includes Occupational Therapy, introduction of a sensory diet, and sensory integration challenges that retrain the brain to respond differently to stimulation from the senses. SPD affects everyone differently; it may affect one […]

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Finding the Right Leg Mobility Aid for You

Whether you play sports or not, a leg injury can happen at any time. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures. Depending on the part of the body that is affected and the injury being treated, different methods of immobilization may be required to help with the healing process. A plaster […]

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Occupational Therapy Activities for the Upper Body

Occupational Therapy utilizes everyday tasks to help patients improve muscle strength, endurance, and range of motion after traumatic injuries, strokes, or tendinitis. For many patients, restricted use of the upper extremities can cause disruption to daily life. Occupational Therapists can help patients regain movement in the hands, arms, and shoulders and help them rebuild their […]

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Don’t Play Through the Pain

It’s the last quarter of the football game with two minutes on the clock. A player takes a hard hit and is slow to get up. He hurt his ankle, but insists he’s fine and can keep playing. He ends up scoring the game-winning touchdown, securing the victory for his team. The next morning, he […]

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The Importance of Preseason Conditioning

It’s natural for athletes to be excited to get back into the swing of their sport after what seems like a long offseason. However, trying to do too much too quickly can lead to serious injury, which is why preseason conditioning is so important. It helps build a strong fitness foundation and helps prevent injury […]

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Needles Can Help Treat Muscle Pain

What Is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a form of Physical Therapy used to treat muscle tissue. A fine, stainless steel needle is inserted through the skin and into the underlying muscle to stimulate trigger points. This stimulation helps release knotted muscles, increase blood flow to the affected area, and reduce pain.   How Is […]

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Reduce Pain With E-Stim

Electronic stimulation is a modality used by Physical Therapists that uses electrical pulses to accelerate injury recovery, to improve muscle function and strength, and to manage pain, especially for patients who don’t respond well to traditional methods of pain management. E-stim can be used to treat a host of conditions and injuries, including: back pain, […]

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How to Stay Fit While Maintaining Social Distance

As we all try to adjust to a new normal during the coronavirus pandemic, it can be easy to throw fitness out the door, especially when so many other things seem more important. Maybe your gym is temporarily closed or operating at a lower capacity than usual. Maybe you’re still practicing social distancing and avoiding […]

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Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of people around the globe on all levels. For some, the largest impact has come in the loss of financial security. For others, the biggest affect has been on their ability to socialize outside of their immediate family. According to the American Psychology Association, one-third of Americans (109 […]

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