Education and Articles

Physical therapy aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better.

What Is Back Pain? What Causes Back Pain?
Practically everyone suffers from back pain at some point in their life. According to the Mayo Clinic, USA, roughly 80% of all Americans will experience low back pain at least once in their lives. Back pain is a common reason people visit the ... More

What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a fairly common injury that occurs in a person's neck after a sudden acceleration-deceleration force. It is most commonly a result of motor vehicle accidents. In 1928, the term "whiplash" was first used. A similar condition known as ... More

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Learning About Physical Therapy: A physical therapist is a highly trained specialist who is trained to work closely with you in order to restore your motion, strength and activity following surgery or an injury. Physical therapists can teach ... More

TMJ Related Headaches
There are millions of people who suffer from TMJ headaches. These particular headaches are probably the most misdiagnosed and least understood of any kind of headache. Symptoms of a TMJ headache can closely mimic those of a migraine headache, ... More

What Is a Headache?
A headache is a specific pain that occurs in the upper neck region and head of the body. It can affect a localized area in the head, including the temples or the eyes, or it may affect the entire head. The pain may be dull or sharp. As well, it ... More

What Is Tendonitis? What Causes Tendonitis?
Tendonitis means "Inflammation of a Tendon." There are a variety of common lay terms for this condition including: Pitcher's shoulder, Golfer's elbow, Tennis elbow and Swimmer's elbow to name a few. Tendonitis, also known as tendinitis, refers ... More

The Most Common Workplace Injuries
We all know that workplace injuries can severely affect an employee's mental and physical health. The law clearly states that the person is entitled to receive proper compensation for the damages. Workplace injuries can lead to a major ... More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often an uncomfortable and irritating condition. For example, many individuals who work at a desk may feel some numbness or tingling in their hand and wrist for a long period of time and try to ignore it. Suddenly, a ... More

What is Hand Therapy?
The non-surgical management of hand injuries and disorders utilizing physical methods such as splinting, exercise and wound care is hand therapy. Hand therapists also treat additional upper limb disorders that affect the function of the hand. ... More

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