The Lifeline Difference

What is the Lifeline Difference in our pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiac therapy program?  It’s our skilled multidisciplinary staff. Optimal management of respiratory and cardiac diseases involves an integrated care approach.  The cornerstones of the multidisciplinary, collaborative approach at Lifeline are physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and social work.  The team at Lifeline has experience in how … Continue reading The Lifeline Difference

Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of the closures of physician's offices, stoppages of elective surgeries, and social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you're one of them and you haven't seen your PT yet, youshould. Here are some reasons why: Early PT leads to better outcomesStudies … Continue reading Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Plantar Fasciitis

By: Rachel Long, PT, DPT Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.  Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot (connecting the heel to the front of your foot) becomes inflamed and irritated.  Injurymap">https://www.injurymap.com/free-human-anatomy-illustrations">Injurymap Symptoms Sharp or stabbing pain in the bottom … Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment for osteoarthritis: Considering the Effectiveness and Potential Harm

By Dr. Shelby Hoblit, PT, DPT People considering receiving corticosteroid (ex: Cortisone) injection to address pain caused by hip or knee osteoarthritis (arthritis) may want to consider recently published facts with regard to effectiveness of the injections, and possible consequences. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, is a normal age-related change, and … Continue reading Treatment for osteoarthritis: Considering the Effectiveness and Potential Harm

Do You Know Why You Have Back Pain? Here’s How You Can Find Out

Is the source of your low back pain a mystery? You’re not alone: Nine out of 10 patients don't know the primary cause of their back pain. The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms of back pain. While this may seem logical on the surface, we’re here to tell … Continue reading Do You Know Why You Have Back Pain? Here’s How You Can Find Out

Who Does Lifeline’s Pulmonary Rehab Program Help?

If you are seeking respiratory care, Lifeline is one of the largest pulmonary rehab programs in the region and is accredited by AACVPR which demonstrates adherence to current, essential national clinical standards and guidelines. It’s hard to have a full life when you can’t get a full breath. Too often, those with breathing issues find … Continue reading Who Does Lifeline’s Pulmonary Rehab Program Help?