I was at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance getting treatment for my lower back injury. When my therapist was doing the manual treatment, I would hold my breath due to the discomfort of the treatment. I just could not relax. My therapist, Deborah told me to try breathing in my nose and out through my mouth during the treatment.
We recently planned a wedding for our oldest daughter and at times the stress of planning for such a special occasion interrupted sleep, caused indigestion and difficulty concentrating. Stress seems to be an unavoidable part of life and while a little stress can be beneficial, too much stress can make you sick both mentally and physically.
How to prepare:
Be sure to write down facts about the history of your problem, such as how and when it
started, what makes it better or worse, and how it is affecting your day to day activities. Also
write down any questions you may have about your issue. Writing this information down makes
it less likely you will forget or miss something during your evaluation.
Direct access is a state law that allows for most patients to receive treatment from a
physical therapist without a doctor’s referral for up to 30 days. To be considered for
direct access treatment, you must not have been seen by a physician for your issue in the last 6 months.
Plantar Fasciitis- technical
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by stabbing pain and inflammation in the heel upon first standing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it is estimated that approximately 10 % of the population will experience plantar fascia pain at some point during their life.
Direct Access allows you to come straight to therapy without a doctor’s order for numerous ailments. We have included a list of ailments we can help you recover from. When you do not know which doctor to start with, GP versus specialist to give us a call and we can do a free consult and help guide you which speeds up the process.
Kyle Huggins was fortunate to understand that Direct Access allows him to come straight to physical therapy. When he started hurting, he knew that he did not have to suffer or wait on a doctor’s referral. Kyle just scheduled an appointment for an evaluation where he was quickly evaluated and started to get relief right away.
Peripheral neuropathy, as defined by Mayo Clinic, is a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causing weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet, but can also affect other areas of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from several factors including traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins,
According to the Washington Post, Text Neck postural dysfunction is becoming an epidemic, and it can “wreck your spine.” So, how do we combat it?
- Raise the phone.
“The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down,
Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome. Postural weakness and tightness occur in a diagonal pattern.
- Upper trapezius
- Levator scapulae
- Pectoralis major
- Deep neck flexors
- Serratus anterior
- Middle and lower trapezius
Poor posture can lead to dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well.