Dance is an art form that requires not only creativity and expression but also physical strength and flexibility. However, as with any physical activity, dancers are at risk of injury. This is where dance medicine and physical therapy come in. Dance medicine is a subspecialty of sports medicine that focuses on the unique needs and injuries of dancers. Physical therapists that specialize in dance medicine have a deep understanding of the movements and demands of dance and are able to […]
Consider a rubber band stretched from your heel to your toes across the bottom of your foot. This rubber band is a plantar fascia ligament that supports the arch of your foot. Consider a stabbing pain on the sole of your foot or a sharp discomfort in your heel. A doctor may notify you that you have plantar fasciitis after some testing and diagnosis. Any type of “-itis” may seem intimidating, but “fasciitis” just implies that the rubber band is […]
Is discomfort slowing you down and making the holidays less than festive? Physical therapy is here to help you live pain-free so you can enjoy all of the activities that make the season so great. Here are six things physical therapy may help you with this holiday season: 1. Hugs! Scooping up the tiny ones into bear hugs, whether it’s kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, or other young family members, is a small act that can provide a lot of love […]
According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center Acupuncture, “acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced “chee”) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying Acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving […]
Up to 70% of people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives, and it can even happen without a specific injury. Long lengths of time spent sitting, relentless smartphone scrolling, or car accidents might all be contributing factors. Your body can retain its resilience if its neck and back muscles are strong and flexible. Stretching the upper back and neck is a crucial part of building these muscles’ strength and treating neck discomfort. Receive a free physical […]
Your body’s natural response to an accident or illness is inflammation. Consider it as your immune system raising the alert and beginning an attack on a potential threat, such as a germ, virus, splinter, or damaged ankle. An inflammatory response is typical, healthy, and useful in the short term. However, chronic inflammation can wear down the immune system, damage tissues and organs, speed up cellular aging, and increase the risk of chronic health disorders. Chronic inflammation is linked to heart […]
With the ongoing pandemic, switch to remote work and school, and increasing time spent looking at our phones or computers, many of us may be experiencing stiffness and pain in our necks and upper backs. According to Spine-Health, this neck pain can result in headaches, sharp pains, general soreness, and radiating pain. It can even interfere with activities that involve turning your neck, such as sleeping, playing sports, getting dressed, working, or driving. The following are some stretches you can […]
According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center Acupuncture “Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced “chee”) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying Acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving […]
Our kids are going back to school. For some, it’s been almost two years since they have stepped on campus. Back to school also means back to sports. During the pandemic, High Schools and Colleges had to cancel or delay entire seasons.
Mental Health Awareness Month, celebrated in May since 1949, was founded by the National Association for Mental Health. Each year they prepare a toolkit of information and activities to share with affiliated groups and interested organizations to conduct events around the yearly themes.