February 2016 - Orthopaedics Plus

Can Physical Therapy Help Chronic Fatigue?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by excessive fatigue and body pain. It is often preceded by a viral illness and is associated with symptoms like muscle aches and pains, joint pains, difficulty sleeping and at times, depression.

Nutrition Tips for People With Arthritis

Severally arthritis patients opt for pain relief pills and medication for pain relief. However, there are some better ways to use. One is exercising for healthy bones and joints while the other is dieting for the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary to always make use of drugs while you have back or joint pains. (more…)

Ask Your PT: Effect Of Aging On Posture

A patient recently commented on how they noticed many older adults had visible changes in posture. They questioned whether it is possible to reduce the likelihood of this happening to them.

As you might imagine, the answer is not so simple.

Manual Therapy For Hip Osteoarthritis

A large number of the aging population will develop osteoarthritis to some degree and in some joint, most often the knee (12 percent) or hip (8 percent).

The term arthritis or osteoarthritis is technically inflammation of the joint, but more simply is wearing down of the joints of the body typically seen as the body ages.

Back Pain? Studies Advise Seek PT First

Progressive therapeutic exercise plays a significant role in minimizing and/or preventing chronic low-back pain, and reinforces the healing power movement has on our everyday lives, (more…)

Physical Therapy Can Aide in Stroke Recovery

A stroke occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to an area of the brain, resulting in death of brain cells and damage to the brain. This can result in a variety of symptoms. These can range from weakness and altered sensation to paralysis and complete loss of sensation. While traditional medicine helps in the immediate management of patients and prevents further injury, the best way for a patient to regain independence and quality of life is progressive, supervised exercise under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist.

5 Questions You Should Ask Your PT

Finding a physical therapist is easy. Physical therapy clinics are seemingly on every corner. It is important to note however that not all physical therapy is the same so you want to make sure that you find a therapist that best fits your needs. Financial considerations aside, you are always able to choose where you go for your services.

PT A Good First Choice Before Surgery

Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience non-traumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, would do just as well with “conservative treatment” such as physical therapy.