Patient Education

Feeling Dizzy? Physical Therapy May Be Able to Help

– Shivani Patel, PT We may all experience dizziness from time to time — perhaps while riding the Tilt-a-Whirl at the fair, or after showing our toddler how to do a somersault. But for people with chronic vertigo and other vestibular issues, symptoms like dizziness can be debilitating. But physical therapy may be able to […]

Physical Therapy for Slip-and-Fall Injuries

– Gramos Pallaska, PT, DPT, FAFS, CEAS Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States, accounting for about eight million trips to the ER every year. Of these, one million are slip-and-fall accidents. Slipping and falling can have serious consequences, causing broken bones, head trauma and other injuries. Luckily, physical […]

5 Qualities of a Good Physical Therapist

– Shivani Patel, PT The number of people working as physical therapists in the United States has been rising at a rapid rate, growing from around 247,000 in 2019 to nearly 256,000 in 2020. Understanding what makes a good physical therapist, including key skills and techniques, can help you choose the one who’s best for […]

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 […]