2 Simple Exercises For Knee Pain

What exercises should I do for my Knee Pain? By David Hutchinson, PT, MPT, OCS I am often asked “what are the best exercises for knee pain?” Followed by “I’m tired of taking pain medication!”  I usually respond, it depends on what is causing your knee pain. In my experience, however, one of the most prevalent reasons for knee pain is … Read More

Get Relief From Osteoarthritis!

Relief for osteoarthritis is possible with physical therapy! Osteoarthritis is the loss of cartilage and synovial fluid in your joints. There are several factors that can contribute to the development of OA: Genes:  One genetic defect can reduce the body’s ability to produce collagen, a protein that makes up cartilage.   Another can cause the joints to fit improperly, resulting in … Read More

F.A.S.T. Thinking For Signs Of Stroke

F.A.S.T. thinking can detect signs of a stroke, and possibly save a life! A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off.  The cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die.  Abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost. If you suspect you are experiencing a stroke, or see someone who … Read More

Age Gracefully With Physical Therapy!

Did you know that you can age gracefully with physical therapy? The number of Americans age 65 and older has steadily increased in the last 100 years.  Physical activity plays a huge factor in determining the quality of those extra years. RELIEVE PAIN with a physical therapy treatment plan. PREVENT FRAILTY by utilizing strengthening exercises. PREVENT SURGERY and the dangers … Read More

3 Simple Exercises for Low Back Pain

What exercises should I do for my Low Back Pain? By David Hutchinson, PT, MPT, OCS If you experience low back pain, you are not alone. Low back pain is a very common diagnosis that I have been treating for more than 20 years. Nearly everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Even I have … Read More

Are You Vitamin D Insufficient?

Athletes and those who are physically active could be at risk of injury.  Higher incidences of stress fractures and muscle injuries have been reported by those who are vitamin D insufficient. An estimated 50 to 70 percent of Americans lack appropriate vitamin D.  This causes a decrease in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus.  Bone density and muscle strength is … Read More

Dizziness Is Treatable!

Many who suffer with dizziness find themselves limiting their normal activities.  They constantly worry about falling.  Not knowing that help is available, they continue to struggle.   The two major causes of dizziness include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and vestibular dysfunction.  These are easily treatable by a qualified physical therapist. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): BPPV occurs when small crystals … Read More

Moving More Helps Arthritis Pain

The pain of arthritis may cause you to become less active to avoid the discomfort, but the opposite is actually better for you.  Moving more helps arthritis pain! The Mayo Clinic recommends exercise to: Increase strength Improve flexibility Reduce joint pain Combat fatigue Physical therapy offers stretching and manual therapy treatments to safely work out stiffness.  Your physical therapist will … Read More

Physical Therapy For Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Frightened by a diagnosis of MS?  Not sure what’s ahead and how it will affect your life?  Use physical therapy to help with Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. Multiple Sclerosis is the result of your immune system attacking your central nervous system.  Symptoms vary from person to person and the severity can fluctuate.  Learning how to manage or avoid the onset of … Read More

Manual Physical Therapy – The Magic Touch

Often called “the magic touch”, manual physical therapy is important in the treatment of pain and immobility. A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant will use their hands to put pressure on affected muscle tissues and joints. Types of Manual Therapy SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE applies pressure to relax muscles, increase circulation, break up scar tissue and relieve pain. MANIPULATION uses … Read More