What can Physical Therapy do for Arthritis?
Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the joints. It can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. The hips, knees, hands, and spine are the most commonly affected joints. It is not a single disease but an umbrella term that includes a variety of different types. Some of the more common examples are osteoarthritis,
Matthew Effect in Reading
The Matthew Effect follows the well-known adage of the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. As it applies to reading, good readers gain a significant advantage over time because they are better readers. A strong reader enjoys reading and thus reads more. By reading more, they further develop better reading skills. In turn,
How Can an Evening Routine Help?
Most families practice a morning routine, as it helps to get your family moving and out the door on time. However, evenings tend to be more relaxed. But, would your family benefit from ENDING the day with an evening routine? Ending your day with a routine can be helpful for children to gain independence, regulate
Physical Therapy for Your Pelvis
It will surprise nobody to hear that Physical Therapists work with muscles. But we bet a lot of people would be surprised to learn that the muscles inside your pelvis are included. While the pelvic muscles don’t get as much attention as the biceps or hamstrings, they can still cause problems that need treatment. Physical
Fibromyalgia – What to do When the Fibro Ignites
As we head toward the end of summer, the weather is hot! For the nearly 5 million people in the United States with fibromyalgia, they might experience a different kind of heat – the burning pain that typically comes along with this diagnosis. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause a
Posture Throughout Pregnancy is Important
Maintaining good posture throughout pregnancy is challenging, but your body will thank you if you do. Good posture can help limit common side effects in pregnancy such as headaches, pelvic girdle pain, shoulder pain, as well as improve respiratory capacity. During pregnancy, a woman’s body weight increases by 15 to 25 percent; increasing the demand