Can Smart Phones Be Bad for Your Joints?

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Can Smart Phones Be Bad for Your Joints?

Neck, back and joints in the hand can be at risk for pain and injury  Smartphones are an essential part of the new world that we live in. They help boost productivity and enable us to stay connected. On the flip side, excessive use of smartphones can cause a variety of problems. Neck pain, back [...]

2017-07-14T14:46:25+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Healthy Living, Spine|

Study: Treadmill Running Places More Stress on Achilles Tendon

Try running on a softer surface or track A recent study in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that more stress is being placed on the Achilles Tendon when running on a treadmill compared to running overground. This is especially important for those with Achilles pain or injuries. At Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation we [...]

2017-07-14T16:33:59+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Exercises, Injuries, Orthopedics|

Physical Therapy after Joint Replacement

Consider joint replacement if conservative care no longer provides relief  Do you find that daily activities have become painful due to joint pain? Arthritis, injuries and overuse of muscles and joints can cause discomfort and limit mobility. In some cases, standing, walking, climbing stairs and bathing can become painful. When conventional (non-surgical) treatments are no [...]

2017-07-14T16:47:51+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Orthopedics|

Learn to Walk or Run Properly

Whatever your reason there are a variety of benefits to walking or running  People enjoy walking or running for a number of reasons. For many, it’s a simple form of exercise. For some, it’s about ‘the freedom of the road’ and ‘being one with nature’, while others find it an effective way to decrease stress. [...]

2017-07-19T15:18:28+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Avoiding Weekend Warrior Injuries

The body is not designed to go from sedentary to active in weekend   It’s important to be physically active, and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a ‘weekend warrior’. If you are sedentary, it’s extremely important to plan ahead in order to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the human [...]

2017-07-19T15:40:47+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Healthy Living, Injuries|

Less Than 3% of the Public is Considered Healthy. Are You in this Group?

Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle” and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded. In this study, researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Mississippi examined how many adults succeed in four general [...]

2017-07-19T16:08:54+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Healthy Living, Wellness|

Prehab – The Role of Exercise Before Surgery

Spine surgery and joint replacement see biggest benefits  If you or someone you know is preparing for an upcoming surgery, the information you are about to read will be very useful. Most individuals are familiar with the thought of rehabilitation after surgery, but the idea of pre-surgical rehabilitation is gaining recognition. Studies have show prehabilitation [...]

2017-07-21T09:29:44+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Orthopedics|

Sports Injury Rehabilitation 101

The right exercise and training program can avoid sports injuries Injuries can occur in any sporting activity. Professional athletes in particular, are prone to injuries due to the excessive wear and tear associated with the demands of competitive sport. But so too are recreational and student athletes. The right exercise program to maintain strength, flexibility [...]

2017-07-21T09:37:00+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Injuries, Orthopedics|

RICE and MEAT: Physical Therapy Terms You Need to Know for Sports Injuries

It's not just about food When you hear the words rice and meat, we won’t blame you for thinking about food! In the physical therapy world, the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) has long been the recommended treatment for sports injuries. It is a recognized way to handle injuries, but recent reports suggest that [...]

2017-07-21T09:46:00+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Exercises, Injuries|

More Evidence for Benefits of Prehabilitation Before Cancer Treatment

Prehabilitation can help reduce effects of cancer treatment including fatigue  The American Physical Therapy Association’s magazine “In Motion,” has a great article this month about the increasing research that demonstrates the benefits of Prehabilitation before cancer treatment. We know that orthopedic patients, when possible, who take advantage of Prehabilitation  for strength, conditioning, and cardiovacsular function, [...]

2017-07-21T09:52:19+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Cancer Rehabilitation|