Can some simple physical motions dramatically improve your overall health, wellness, and quality of life? In the case of stretching, the answer is most definitely yes. Stretching exercises are a staple of physical therapy for just that reason. You might be surprised to discover just how many ways stretches can help you. Here are some
When a person suffers from arthritis, particularly in a weight-bearing joint like the knee or hip, taking an opioid painkiller for relief can be a powerful temptation. The bad news is that while an opioid can temporarily relieve pain, the patient’s bones continue to grind together, making the underlying cause of the condition even worse.
Physical therapy isn’t just for rehabilitation or athletes in training. There are many reasons why a person might need the assistance of a physical therapist. There are five basic indicators that you need to visit a physical therapist. 1. You’re Experiencing Sharp Pain Sharp pain, especially if it’s ongoing, may be a sign of a
Try to remember what you ate yesterday. Have you ever wondered if your dietary choices are affecting the achiness and stiffness that make your daily activities more difficult? Believe it or not, the food we eat can make a tremendous impact—for better or worse—on chronic pain. At our physical therapy clinic, our patients who improve
Are you suffering from chronic low back pain? Take action today and call STAR Physical Therapy to schedule a one-on-one consultation and evaluation. Our physical therapists will get to the root cause of your back pain and create a personalized treatment plan just for you. What Is Chronic Low Back Pain? Low back pain is
Constantly needing your pain meds refilled? Talk to your doctor about how physical therapy can help you ditch the opioids!January 5th, 2020
Chronic pain affects 50 million adults in America—that’s about 20 percent of us! You may be one of them if pain and dysfunction have been a part of your daily life for at least three months or more. At our physical therapy clinic, our experienced and friendly physical therapist staff is dedicated to helping you
Headaches have the potential to destroy your plans for the day and interfere with your ability to accomplish tasks. Frequent headaches are the most common form of pain in the U.S., reports the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health. In fact, nine out of 10 adults
If we were the betting type, we’d guess most of the people reading this are sitting down right now. It’s not a wild stretch of the imagination—most Americans spend around 12 hours per day sitting. Unfortunately, this kind of excessive sedentary behavior has been linked with an increased risk for chronic disease and early death.