Pre and Post-operative Physical Therapy for Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip joint with a new artificial/prosthetic implant. Physical therapy is essential before and after surgery in order to minimize complications. Therapy also reduces recovery time and restores hip joint function as quickly as possible. Musculo-skeletal conditions that may require THR An impaired hip …

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The Sound of Music (in your Hip?)

Snapping hip syndrome, also called dancers’ hip, is a snapping sensation or popping sound heard in the hip while walking, flexing or extending the limbs. This condition can cause discomfort and pain. The good news is that this can be resolved with physical therapy. Causes There are several different causes of snapping hip syndrome. These …

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Fitness After 50 with Physical Therapy

As we go through different stages in life, from childhood, adolescence and adulthood into our senior years, it becomes even more important to adopt a healthy lifestyle. As they say, prevention is always better than cure. Common conditions and illnesses experienced by seniors: As one grows older, there are changes in the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, endocrine …

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Can Cold Weather Hurt Your Lower Back?

As we head into the holidays, the weather starts to change. As the temperature drops, aches and pains become a frequent occurrence. Without proper warm up and stretching, activities like snow shoveling and even prolonged standing can trigger low back pain, knee pain and other injuries. It is important to remember that blood flow to …

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CrossFit: Good or Bad?

I’ve been compelled to write a blurb about this topic for quite sometime as it’s a frequently asked question, and like most questions in life my answer is – it depends. So fundamentally, one of the major tenets of CrossFit lies the concept of cross training – an exercise protocol by which one could avoid …

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Motion is Lotion

I remember seeing a sign in the rehab center I worked in shortly after I graduated, which was conspicuously positioned on the wall so that all patients could see. I appreciated the signs then and have always remained fond of these words. Over the years I’ve come to like many adages, but “motion is lotion” …

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Sports Therapy and Adolescent Injuries

Dr. Hernandez was a featured guest on WBAI’s “Walden’s Pond“, a weekly radio show hosted by Shelton Walden. Listen to him speak about sports therapy, adolescent injuries, the importance of analyzing movement, and common reasons for musculoskeletal injury. Your browser does not support the audio element. Please download the file to listen.

Managing and Preventing Low Back Pain

Dr. Hernandez was a featured guest on “The Internet Chronicle” weekly radio show hosted by Patricia McDow. Listen to him speak about managing and preventing low back pain. Your browser does not support the audio element. Please download the file to listen.

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Many returning and novice exercisers are resolving to get in shape by beginning a walking program. While the benefits of such a regimen are numerous, it is prudent to be aware of some of the downsides that come with walking. It’s not uncommon where walkers become overzealous in reaching their goals, whether that is reaching …

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