Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you—or someone close to you—will one day become a statistic, wouldn’t it make sense to arm yourself with preventive strategies and knowledge? Physical … Continue reading 80% of Americans Experience Back Pain, But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to be front and center in the news and in the thoughts of many people, other health issues have not gone away. People are still getting back and neck pain, overuse injuries and hurt while at work. Many of these people would benefit from seeing a physical therapist, but some … Continue reading How Lifeline has Adapted to Keep Clinics Safe
By Rachel Long, PT, DPT The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that is surrounded by the rotator cuff muscles. The rotator cuff is comprised of 4 different muscles: Infraspinatus, Suprapinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis. These muscles work together to provide stability in the shoulder and keep the joint in the best position. If … Continue reading Top 5 Exercises for Shoulder Pain
By Rachel Long, PT, DPT What is Vestibular Hypofunction? The inner ear (vestibular system) is responsible for detecting change in head position and contributes to maintaining balance. A hypofunction of the vestibular system is an impairment or reduction in function of the inner ear. Causes Chemotherapy treatment or prolonged steroid use (damages the hair cells … Continue reading Physical Therapy for Vestibular Hypofunction
By Dr. Chris Brehm, PT, DPT As the number of COVID-19 patients in recovery increases, so has the number of people who need physical therapy. According to a recent study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Management, twenty percent of patients recovering from COVID-19 will require facility based rehabilitation. While patients with mild cases of COVID-19 … Continue reading Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation In COVID-19 Symptom Recovery
Rachel Long, PT, DPT Graston Technique® is a form of manual therapy referred to as IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization). The specialized stainless steel instruments amplify the feel of soft tissue restrictions to the therapist's hands (similar to how a stethoscope amplifies the sound of a heartbeat) and are designed to detect more subtle soft tissue … Continue reading Graston Technique®
The weather is hot, the gym is closed, and you've been relaxing - enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you've been consistently missing your regular run, bike ride, or gym session and notice some aches and pains showing up, you might have … Continue reading Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?
Chances are, you or someone you know has had back pain. Each year 15% of the population has their first episode of back pain, and over the course of our lives, 80% of us will have back pain. Even though back pain is common, the medical community does a poor job managing it. Stories of … Continue reading #GetPT1st For Back Pain
By Rachel Long, PT, DPT Snapping hip syndrome is a condition characterized by a click that you can feel and/or hear in the front or the side of the hip. It can occur with or without pain. There are two main classifications of snapping hip (extra-articular and intra-articular) based on the source of the snapping. … Continue reading Snapping Hip Syndrome
Many people are now focused on fitness regimes that they can perform outside of a gym. It's worth taking a look at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as "sound physically and mentally, healthy." Using that definition, many "fitness" routines fall short of the goal. If you don't enjoy running and dread every … Continue reading Fitness With a Side of Dysfunction?