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Land or Underwater Treadmill for Knee Osteoarthritis?

Underwater Treadmill Exercise as a Potential Treatment for Adults With Osteoarthritis According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention osteoarthritis affects over 30 million people in the US. Aquatic therapy is one of many tools physical therapists can use to treat patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. From an orthopedic physical therapy perspective, excellent results can be achieved with patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain and ...
Posted on 2019-05-18

Graston Technique- a secret weapon

What are those metal tools and can they really help me? The Graston Technique utilizes stainless steel instruments to address fascial restrictions and soft tissue lesions, a.k.a. very stubborn injuries. It gets a bad reputation for being painful and post-treatment bruising, but that’s not the goal. Sometimes this occurs, but treatment can be adjusted to minimize this. Patients are encouraged to continue their normal activities or a modified regime while going through this treatment as ...
Posted on 2019-04-07

Aquatic Therapy after back surgery

As we mentioned in previous blog post, aquatic therapy is an excellent tool physical therapists can use to rehabilitate imany different types of injuries / conditions including rehabilitation following back surgery: The aim is to rehabilitate patients while avoiding the stress of the patient’s body weight on the joints. Aquatic therapy makes exercise possible for those who are unable to participate in land based exercise. Aquatic therapy is particularly beneficial for patients with adva...
Posted on 2019-04-05

Balancing Act

Balancing Act
Having good balance is a critical component of healthy aging. Everyday activities like reaching for your coffee cup, bending down to pick up the paper, putting on your shoes, and getting up from a chair require subtle shifts in your body’s weight distribution. A healthy sense of balance allows you to hold your position or move at will during these weight fluctuations without  falling. Gravity is constantly pulling you downward, giving you the tendency to fall, but your ability to bal...
Posted on 2019-03-25

The Power of Water

The Power of Water
Aquatic therapy is a powerful tool that can help people with many conditions. Here we will discuss how it can help patients with Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) affects females more than males, is characterized by pain, fatigue and stiffness of muscles and soft tissues. Patients see Rheumatologists. Goals in the treatment of FMS include pain management, restoration of sleep patterns and increasing functional activity levels. Exercise is one of the most effective interventions for l...
Posted on 2019-03-24

SOS System at FYZICAL

FYZICAL MAKES BALANCE TRAINING SAFE If you have ever gone to physical therapy for balance issues or due to dizziness complaints, you have probably been through the typical stepping over hurdles, standing on foam with your eyes closed, or kicking over cones. Did you know that the world of balance involves so many more complex exercises that can be used to ensure optimum success and improvement but are so often not used due to fear of the patient and of the physical therapist? To eliminate that f...
Posted on 2019-03-22

Aquatic Therapy - Too many benefits to ignore

As we mentioned in previous blog post, aquatic therapy is an excellent tool physical therapists can use to rehabilitate injuries. Here are some reasons why aquatic therapy can be the right choice to treat many conditions: Water offers special qualities that makes rehab less  painful. Accelerated surgical recovery and relief from extreme chronic pain and  disease The ultimate in superior conditioning for your patients. Eliminates body weight, allowing for decreased joint compressi...
Posted on 2019-03-17

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

AQUATIC THERAPY - A POWERFUL TOOL Aquatic therapy is a tool that physical therapists (PTs) can use to help their patients during their rehabilitation. General benefits When you create an exercise environment that is pleasant to work in, PTs find that compliance is also improved when a properly executed pool therapy regime is used. Gravitational forces acting in a land-based exercise program can make for considerable delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) usually attributed to the eccentric p...
Posted on 2019-03-17

Osteoporosis - you can fight it!

Osteoporosis - you can fight it!
Can you feel it in your bones? Did you know your skeleton has 5 major functions? 1.Support -the skeleton allows us to maintain our shape by acting as the frame to support the body. 2.Attachment -muscles, tendons and ligaments attach to the surface of the bones. 3.Movement -attached to the skeleton by tendons, skeletal muscles allow us to move around. 4.Protection -the skeleton protects most of the vital organs. For example: the skull protects the brain and the ribcage protects the lungs and...
Posted on 2019-03-17

Falls can be reduced with balance training, physical therapy and safer homes.

Falls can be reduced with balance training, physical therapy and safer homes.
FYZICAL in the Wall Street Journal: "Falling is Dangerous-and Often Preventable"Falls can be reduced with balance training, physical therapy and safer homes. One of the biggest health threats facing Americans age 65 and older is also one many of them don’t like to talk about: falling. At least half of senior Americans who fall don’t tell anyone, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether it’s a spouse declining to tell a partner, or an el...
Posted on 2019-03-12

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