Looking for tips to do at home for Piriformis Syndrome. During your treatment for Piriformis Syndrome, not only will you be performing exercises in clinic but you will also be asked to perform a set of specific exercises at home as part of your home exercise program. Your home exercise program or HEP will be similar to the exercises performed in clinic and involve stretching of the piriformis and other muscles in the hip along with strengthening exercises designed to promote balance and stability in the hip region.
If Piriformis Syndrome is suspected, upon your initial visit to Elite physical therapy your PT will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are experiencing complications of the piriformis muscle. This initial evaluation will involve special testing to determine muscle strength and muscle tightness and your therapist will also want to gather specific information about the symptoms you have been experiencing.
As a practicing physical therapist, I found myself as a patient dealing with Piriformis Syndrome. My testimony involves self diagnosis and self treating. After a “bout” of over-activity that seemed to cause consistent numbness down the posterior aspect of my left leg with left foot parenthesis (abnormal sensations). Several doctors visits with a missed diagnosis left me self treating for over 2 years and for a time,
The piriformis muscle is a small muscle that resides deep in each hip. Regardless of its size, it is a powerful stabilizer of the hip joint and also functions to rotate the thigh away from the body. Proper function of the piriformis muscle is plays an important role in walking, balance, and when shifting your weight from one foot to another.
So the benefit of inflammation is what I find the most fascinating. Why? We have discovered that we can use the body’s natural inflammatory response to facilitate healing. This has been one of the biggest changes in physical therapy’s understanding of benefit of acute inflammation and has led to many interventions that we can now utilize.
So, we’ve previously established that chronic inflammation is a big contributing factor to many diseases including: Diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, depression…you get the picture.
For today’s topic we are going to discuss one particular cause of chronic inflammation, obesity. Obesity and its constant companion, type 2 diabetes,
Deborah’s story of how she battles chronic knee inflammation with Physical Therapy and the use of dry needling… While in college I went on a ski trip to Vale, Colorado. On the first morning, halfway through my second downhill run, I slid on a patch of ice and lost control. As I fell,
When I was in school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant, we had a clear and present enemy, that enemy was inflammation. We learned manual as well as therapeutic treatments to get rid of this inflammation enemy whether it be in a sprained ankle, an arthritic hand, or in a wound we were treating.
During the early stages of physical therapy intervention for your meniscus tear you will be assigned a home exercise program (HEP). An HEP is a printed copy of some or all of the exercises that you will be performing during your PT sessions. As your meniscus begins to heal following surgical repair your therapist will begin to add more advanced exercises to your therapy sessions and to your HEP.
Following your diagnosis of a torn meniscus your Dr. may refer you to Physical Therapy. We aim to help you understand what to expect out of Physical Therapy with a meniscus tear. Upon your first visit here at Elite Physical Therapy you will receive a thorough evaluation from one of our trained physical therapists.