October 2016 - Orthopaedics Plus

From The Therapist: Work & Sports Injuries…Is There a Difference?

Injured workers and injured athletes may not seem to have much in common, until one begins to consider how managing these injuries, are best done through the same model and philosophy of care.

If an athlete suffers an injury, they would initiall report it to their team’s athletic (more…)

Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month. A physical therapist is a licensed professional and an expert in the management of the musculoskeletal system. As 2016 comes to a close, this is an ideal time to renew your commitment to your health and well-being. Physical therapy can be a viable alternative to surgery and medicine. In fact, it can help improve everyone’s fitness and energy levels. (more…)

Steps to Prevent Falls In Seniors

Q: My 79-year-old mother, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. Are there any extra precautions we should take that can help prevent this? — Worried Daughter

A: Dear Worried, Falls are a big concern for many elderly seniors and their families. Each year, 1-in-3 older Americans fall, making it the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those age 65+. (more…)

Physical Therapy For Fighting Pain

Remember the old adage “no pain, no gain?” Despite the promise to heal and gain ground on recovery, many people skip prescribed physical therapy because they fear it will be painful. However, modern physical therapy is much more comfortable for most patients than in days gone by. As a matter of fact, one of the primary goals of PT is to reduce or eliminate a patient’s long-term pain resulting from an injury, surgery or medical condition. (more…)

Back In Action

Diagnosing the cause and location of back pain can be a complicated process. Pain can be immediate, appear after rising the next morning, or cause problems weeks or months later. Pain can be sharp, dull or chronic, constant or fleeting. It can be an indication of a degenerative disease or minor injury that’s escalated in severity. (more…)