Treatment for Whiplash

Treatment for Whiplash

What is Whiplash and what causes it? Whiplash is an injury to the neck region caused by a sudden forward and backward force of the head and neck. Most of the time, this occurs in a motor vehicle accident where someone is rear ended. This force pushes your torso...
Movement is Life: Help for Chronic Pain

Movement is Life: Help for Chronic Pain

Lesson one in physical therapy school is “movement is life.” Quite literally this means “if you stop moving, you stop living.” There are many reasons for this, and all of them are important for people living with chronic pain. Motion is Lotion Movement is the how your...
Treating and Preventing Neck Pain

Treating and Preventing Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints therapists hear.  The neck is also called the cervical spine. It runs from the base of the skull, down to the area between the shoulder blades. Neck pain can vary in intensity and frequency of symptoms, as well as type...
Common causes of balance problems

Common causes of balance problems

In order for your body to maintain balance, your vision, strength, sensation, and inner ear must all work together. Over time, any one of them can develop a problem that affects your balance and ability to be active.  Vision It’s important to have your eyes...
Treating Dizziness with Vestibular Therapy

Treating Dizziness with Vestibular Therapy

Most people will experience dizziness at some point in their life. While it can affect people of all ages, it is most common in those 65 or older. When it occurs, it can make even simple tasks hard to perform. Dehydration, side effects from medicine, low blood sugar,...
Physical Therapy For Back or Spine Surgery

Physical Therapy For Back or Spine Surgery

Spinal surgery can be needed for many reasons. Physical therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process, whether surgery was due to an acute injury, a structural issue, or a chronic problem. Often therapy begins right after surgery. Other times, it isn’t started for...