Injury Education

physical therapy for motor vehicle accident

Why Physical Therapy is Important Following Motor Vehicle Accident

It is a reality. Motor vehicle accidents happen, and when they do, you often end up injuring more than just your vehicle. Each year, over 6 million accidents occur in America. Most of these are minor fender benders, but that does not eliminate the chance of you injuring your back or neck in the process….

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physical therapy for whiplash

Physical Therapy For Whiplash

Whiplash. We have all heard this term and often associate it with a car accident. The truth is, there are a variety of ways in which one sustains a whiplash injury, such as when slipping/falling on the ground or riding a herky-jerky roller coaster. The most common cause of whiplash is still a rear-end collision…

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physical therapy for back pain with golfing

Physical Therapy for Back Pain with Golfing

It’s that time of year. The sun is coming out, the grass is growing fast, and those sticks in the garage are calling your name. You got the perfect tee time at your favorite course on Saturday morning and it’s looking like a fine start to the season. Halfway through the round, you begin to…

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cervicogenic headaches

Headaches: The Case of Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are extremely common and treated daily in most physical therapy clinics. Many individuals we evaluate in clinic, whether they are being seen for their neck, back, or shoulders, reveal they also experience headaches. What they come to find out through education by their physical therapist, is that these two injuries/ailments are often related,…

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why is a custom splint needed after tendon injury

Why is a Custom Splint Needed After a Tendon Injury?

Armworks Hand Therapy provides many specialized treatments for the elbows, wrists, and hands, which sometimes includes custom splinting. One reason a custom splint may be necessary is after a tendon injury. Today we will discuss what a tendon is, how it may become damaged and why a custom splint is a crucial component of the…

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custom hand splint for fractur injury

Why is a Custom Splint Needed After a Fracture Injury?

Why is a custom splint needed after a fracture injury?  Armworks Hand Therapy specializes in the rehabilitation of the elbows, wrists, and hands. For several injuries, the treatment plan provided by Armworks includes custom splinting. Today we will attempt to answer all your fracture questions as we explore what a fracture is, common mechanisms of…

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Scapula Back

Wind Beneath My Wing(ed) Scapula: Scapular Winging and How to Fix It

  Hey, Pain Pals! Do me a favor… Raise your arms above your head like you are making a snow angel in the air, now bring them back down slowly. What did you feel? Were your shoulder muscles activating at different times throughout the motion in order to lift your arms higher and higher? On…

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6 SUPER RECOVERY FOODS FOR ATHLETES

It is easy to see that wellness includes exercise. Our bodies and minds need to be active to stay healthy. Whether it is controlling our weight, heart rate, blood pressure, or building our strength, ACTIVITY is key. What may be less obvious is that our body needs to RECOVER after exertion. Today we will focus…

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Sciatica: The BACKstory

I’ve heard of the Sciatic Nerve, but what is it exactly? The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the human body. Basically, its job is to connect the spinal cord to the skin and muscles in thighs, lower legs, and feet. It serves dual purposes, as both a motor nerve (transmits information…

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Now Walk It Out

Did you know weak or tight muscles may alter the way you walk? Did you also know that physical therapists study walking mechanics for multiple years and therefor know how you should or should not, Walk It Out? If not, you are in the right place! Hi, I’m Tara, a physical therapist at SportsCare PT…

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