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Everyone should know about the benefits of Physical Therapy!

“The month of September has been designated “Pain Awareness Month” since 2001. It is a time when several organizations work to raise public awareness about chronic pain and the different pain management techniques available. September 8th also happens to be “World PT Day” where physical therapists all over the world try to reach out and let the public know how physical therapy services can improve their overall quality of life. One of the largest issues the physical therapists treat on a daily basis is pain. It is a great coincidence that World PT Day occurs during Pain Awareness Month. Read More …

Everything you need to know about overcoming plantar fasciitis.

The weather is finally starting to cool down and you want to enjoy the crisp air, but have been experiencing a pain in your heel and bottom of your foot. You’re not alone. This symptom is often caused by plantar fasciitis.
The fascia is a thick band of tissue that attaches from your heel to your toes. This area can become overly stressed or stretched causing micro-tears, pain, and inflammation. Bone spurs can also form and be present at the heel area which can further tissue aggravation.

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Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain Management

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. According to CDC statistics over 116 million American adults annually experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than 3 months. The cost of dealing with chronic pain and the opioid epidemic is estimated at approximately $600 billion annually. While opioid treatment can be necessary in certain cases like cancer treatment, hospice care, and for other acute conditions, it has not been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic pain. Read More …

The basics of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy at Advanced and Preferred Physical Therapy can benefit people of all ages and covers a variety of specializations including impairments of the upper extremity (hand to shoulder), pediatrics and caregiver/family education. Occupational Therapy can help people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations) including helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Read More …