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 … Read more
Role of Physical Therapy in the Female Athlete Triad
The Female Athlete Triad is a group of interrelated conditions that affect female athletes, particularly teenage athletes. It is widely believed that an energy imbalance is the cause, combined with competitive forces. This disrupts eating patterns and body image for female athletes. Despite the fact that this is common in athletes, several aspects of the … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more