For chronic back pain, exercise, rehabilitation therapy, acupuncture, and mindfulness-based stress reduction have the best evidence for effectiveness. Continue reading
Proper rehabilitation after a Total Hip Replacement is essential to your recovery. Your physical therapist will follow your physician’s protocol and will focus on range of motion exercises, progressive strengthening exercises, gait training, balance training, and activity specific training to meet your specific needs. Continue reading
Medial epicondylitis is most commonly referred to as “Golfer’s Elbow” and is a painful condition where the tendons that attach to the inside of the elbow become inflamed due to repetitive use of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. Continue reading
This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PT and Me partnering clinics!
1. How Does an NBA Player Overcome Career Limiting Ankle Injury?
Written by Nick Mezyk, DPT, Clinic Director at ProCare Physical Therapy – Johnstown, PA
If you have played sports long enough, you have most likely experienced the following… You’re running down the field, court or track, and you go to make a quick cut. Except you end up crumbling to the ground because you rolled your ankle causing a popping sensation on the outside portion of that ankle. Read more
2. Ride More, Hurt Less on Your Next Bike Ride
Written by Grace Ellison, PT, DPT at Integrated Rehabilitation Group, Silver Lake Physical Therapy – Everett, WA
Whether you are enjoying a weekend trail ride or training for your next triathlon. It is important to ensure that you are taking the correct steps to stay injury free during your next time out. Read more
3. Top Equipment Free Exercises You Should Be Doing
Written by the Therapy Team at Momentum Physical Therapy – San Antonio, TX
The idea of exercising always conjures up visions of personal trainers, expensive gyms, high-end equipment, and lots of grunting, groaning, and personal torture. That’s never the case when we use the term exercise. Read more
When a patient walks in for physical therapy, one of the things they are sent home with is a home exercise program. These are needed for a number of reasons.
- Continuation of forward progression in rehabilitation: Physical and occupational therapists tailor each program to the abilities and strengths of each patient. A patient that completes their home exercise program is more likely to excel in the one-on-one sessions at the clinic and experience fewer setbacks in rehabilitation.
- Increases level of mobility and enduranc: Exercise in the home is designed to continue the progress of the clinic visit by increasing a patient’s flexibility and stamina. A good home exercise program allows a patient to increase function and improve muscle memory so that progress is gained rather than lost from one visit to another.
- For some patients, therapy doesn’t end at discharge: A home exercise program can help a patient remain pain free and functional without having to pay for repeat visits and costly medically bills. For patients experiencing chronic pain – a home exercise program is the ticket to staying out of the doctors office.
Despite the benefits of a home exercise program, patients have trouble following through on their home exercise program goals. We’re going to go over some of the more common excuses: