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What Causes Muscle Cramps?

A muscle cramp is a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. It often occurs in the legs. A muscle cramp is also called a charley horse. Nighttime leg cramps are usually sudden spasms, or tightening, of muscles in the calf. The muscle cramps can […]
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Physical therapy: Who can benefit and how can it help?

Orthopedic physical therapy treats musculoskeletal injuries, involving the muscles, bones, ligaments, fascias, and tendons. It is suitable for medical conditions such as fractures, sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, chronic medical problems, and rehabilitation or recovery from orthopedic surgery. Patients may undergo treatment with joint mobilizations, manual therapy, strength training, mobility training, and other modalities. Geriatric physical therapy […]
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Is Surgery My Only Option?

In many cases, physical therapy has been shown to be as effective as surgery in treating a wide range of conditions—from rotator cuff tears and degenerative disk disease to meniscal tears and some forms of knee osteoarthritis. The study found that people who recently have seen a physical therapist know this to be true, with […]
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Why Are People Afraid Of Surgery ?

Why do people have surgery anxiety? They are all extremely common things that people get anxious about. In fact, some people become so anxious, these normal fears turn into phobias. Millions of people have hospital anxiety, fear of surgery, and are afraid to take medicine. Even if the medication is for anxiety, some people claim […]
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How Olympians Keep Healthy

The Olympic Games are an intense event, for spectators and athletes alike. It’s heartbreaking to see an athlete suffer an injury that can eliminate them from a contest that they have spent years training for. An Olympian’s training schedule consist of hours upon hours of grueling physical training. So how do they avoid injuries despite exercising […]
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Equipment Used in Physical Therapy

Physical therapy education includes the therapist’s proper use and combination of conventional tools and modern technology to improve the patient’s motor functionality. Based on the particular patient’s current physical situation and specific needs, the physical therapist designs a program that uses different kinds of equipment. The physical therapy assistant is usually asked to help with […]
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Feeling Better After Years of Pain

Testimonials From Our Patients   The Physical Therapy Doctor, P.C. evaluates patients from two points of view: a local orthopedic injury view and a global Automatic Brain and Nervous System view.  This gives us an advantage over other clinicians that just only assess and treat the local orthopedic area or region of pain.  Even though […]
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Can’t Exercise Through the Pain?

First and foremost, seek a medical professional to make sure your pain is not stemming from something more serious like a malignancy or cardiovascular related problem.   Sometimes exercise works and the pain does go away.  This is usually because strength is what you needed.  If it doesn’t improve, it’s because you either have inflammation, […]
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