When you have arthritis, the idea of moving your joints may seem counterintuitive, especially when you’re in pain and worried about exacerbating it when you overexert your joints. Nonetheless, it is exactly what you need to keep your joints healthy and limber. Physical therapy helps get your joints moving in a safe and effective way. It is the closest thing there is to a miracle drug for your arthritis. This is why it has become one of the most highly recommended approaches to managing the [Read More]
What Is Physiatry?
Physiatry is a relatively new field of medicine created within the last 60 years, and it is the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. It entails not only the diagnosis and treatment of disabling physical maladies (whether temporary or permanent), but also the prevention of them in the first place. Its focus is on the patient’s body as a whole – and how the injured area affects and is affected by other parts of the body – as compared to focusing solely on “fixing” the injured body [Read More]
The Benefits of Having On-Site Physical Therapy
If you are like most people, your wellness team is scattered all over town. Your primary care doctor, orthopedist, and physical therapist probably don’t share a building, let alone a zip code. Coordinating visits, referrals, records transfers and testing can be exhaustive and usually results in losing another precious vacation day. Plus, if there is an issue, it may take weeks to revolve, either between the doctors’ offices or with the insurance provider. While life never ceases to be hectic, [Read More]