Patient Education

Three Common Knee Injuries Among Athletes

– Gramos Pallaska, PT, DPT, FAFS, CEAS Every year, an estimated 2.5 million adolescents seek emergency care for sports-related knee injuries. Understanding the most common types of knee injury, including symptoms to watch for and treatment options, can help athletes of all ages protect their knees — on and off the field. Why is the […]

Tips to Prevent Concussions in School Sports

– Gramos Pallaska, PT, DPT, FAFS, CEAS Even though parents know their kids risk injury every time they take the field to play sports, it doesn’t make it any less scary to watch your child get hurt — especially if they may have a concussion. Understanding the signs and symptoms of concussion, along with what […]

Shoulder Pain and How to Treat It

– James Nugent, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT Shoulder pain impacts between 18 and 26% of adults at any point in time. According to population surveys, it is the third most common musculoskeletal complaint people bring up with their primary care providers and 1% of adults see a doctor about new shoulder pain every […]

Why Physical Therapy Is Essential for Stroke Patients

– Gramos Pallaska, PT, DPT, FAFS, CEAS Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. The good news is that 80 to 90 percent of strokes are survivable, and many people are able to recover at least some of their functionality with the right support and treatment. Physical therapy is an essential […]

How Physical Therapy Changes the Lives of Parkinson’s Disease Patients

– Gramos Pallaska, PT, DPT, FAFS, CEAS Nearly 1 million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s disease, and around 60,000 Americans are diagnosed every year. As Parkinson’s progresses, it can cause symptoms such as shaking, stiffness, difficulty walking and loss of balance that affect movement. Fortunately, there are steps you can take […]

Reduce Pain and Increase Productivity When Working from Home with Ergonomics

Easy ergonomic tips designed to make your WFH office a healthier and happier environment As many of us continue to work remotely, either full or part-time post-pandemic, it’s important to ask yourself – is my home office set up to be ergonomically efficient? What exactly is an ergonomic work environment? Merriam-Webster defines ergonomics as: an […]

Do the Work-from-Home Workout

Learn easy WFH exercise tips to help avoid back pain and strain One new year’s resolution you should still be keeping is to schedule time in your day to exercise. As many continue to work from home at sedentary desk jobs, it’s important to remember – you need to get out of that chair and […]

Watch Your Back This Winter with Pure HealthyBack’s Outdoor Safety Tips

  From shoveling snow to avoiding icy falls, use this back-friendly guide to get you through the coldest season safely Snowfall can lead to people falling — it can also result in serious spinal injuries from shoveling snow. No matter your age or fitness level, winter weather can be hazardous to your back health. Following […]

Deck the Halls Without the Falls

  From Lifting to Lighting — Holiday Home Decorating Safety Tips This Christmas season, before trying to “hang a shining star from the highest bough”, remember — it’s easier to prevent injury, than it is to rehabilitate one. Pure HealthyBack recommends these seasonal safety tips to help you stay accident-free, and pain-free, while holiday decorating […]

Holiday Travel Doesn’t Have to be a Pain in the Neck, (or Back)

  Protect Yourself When Long Distance Driving with these Back Care Road Trip Tips. When traveling by car this holiday season, have a back up plan to help prevent back pain. Whether driving out of town to see the in-laws, or making frequent, shorter trips to visit friends, spending longer periods of time in the […]