Health Blog

Looking to make fitness a priority in the New Year?

July 20th, 2016

Looking to make fitness a priority in the New Year? According to polls taken in 2015, over 68% of the U.S. population chose improving physical health as their New Year’s resolution; however, only 8% reported being successful. STAR Physical Therapy can assist in meeting these goals and keeping this New Year’s resolution. STAR is offering

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This tape is very special for many reasons.

July 20th, 2016

For any of you that may be into sports, really any sport for that matter, have you ever noticed the colorful, crazy patterned taping that is now covering many athletes? Well, you are not the only one wondering what kind of tape is that? It is Kinesio Tape. The use and study of this tape

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Hoverboards and Physical Therapy

July 20th, 2016

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.

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You Can Get in Great Shape – Even if you Hurt

July 20th, 2016

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

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Do You suffer from “Text Neck” ?

July 20th, 2016

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

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Many golfers experience back pain due to a lack of mobility

July 20th, 2016

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

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Why Can’t I Get Rid of My Back Pain?

July 20th, 2016

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

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Top 5 things to Know About Your Physical Therapy Evaluation:

July 20th, 2016

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

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