Santa Claus decided to make therapist across the country busier this year. One word… HOVERBOARD! Most adults couldn’t resist the opportunity to be a kid again and unfortunately this came at a price. Wrist fractures, elbow trauma and even back pain are just some of the incidents this lovely toy has allowed adults to experience.
January is a great time to start an exercise program. It’s a new year and with our sub-tropical climate in Louisiana, bathing suit weather is a few short months away. The chances are you are already starting to think about working out again. But plenty of people aren’t sure if they can exercise effectively, because
The term “text neck” was first coined in 2008 as described in an article on CNN. It describes a condition of neck pain and or headache that occurs due to the poor positioning of the neck while using phones, i pads, etc. The neck is flexed forward placing significant stress on the neck and upper
Many golfers experience back pain due to a lack of mobility in the hips and lower back, and weakness in the lower back and core muscles. The golf swing is a highly complex and powerful motion. In order for the spine to adequately sustain the load placed upon it during the swing, it requires a
Have you ever wondered why once you injure your back you seem to keep reinjuring it? Well one reason is due to a particular back stabilizer muscle called your multifidus. The multifidus is one core stabilizer muscle that is responsible for helping to protect your back from injury. The multifidus must turn on before you
As a physical therapist, I know another evaluation from a healthcare provider can be overwhelming. Our job is simply to restore and improve your quality of life. You may be visiting us due to a recent surgery,pain dysfunction, decreased balance or falls, or vertigo. Whatever your diagnosis from your doctor may be, we are here
Quite often individuals develop back or neck pain with no apparent cause or event. What may be surprising is this pain could be attributed to poor posture. Appropriate posture in the standing position should allow for a straight line from the earlobe, through the shoulder, hip, knee, and into the middle of the ankle. To
Spring is upon us in New Orleans! The weather is warming up and it is the perfect time to get outside and do things before it just gets way too hot. With all the festivals, fairs and other outdoor activities going on, there is an increased chance that falls will happen given the large crowds