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In our last submission, we discussed the role of the physical therapist in recovering from a bone fracture. This week, we will explore specific rehabilitation methods used by physical therapists to restore strength, range of motion, and mobility after the cast comes off. Rehabilitation Techniques in Physical Therapy Six weeks of limb immobilization typically causes a loss of strength, range of motion and functional mobility. The overall goal of physical therapy after a fracture is to overcom...
Posted on 2018-10-09
Last time, we examined the lower back pain, we went over the causes and symptoms of lower back pain. This time, we will discuss physical therapy options for lower back pain and methods of prevention.   Physical Therapy When lower back pain is persistent or interferes with normal activities, a visit to a physical therapist may be necessary. When you go to a physical therapist, he or she will perform an initial evaluation on the first visit. Be prepared to move around quite a bit, so be su...
Posted on 2018-08-23
Lower back pain is the most common complaint seen in many physical therapy clinics, affecting 85-90% of Americans at some point in their lives. It is the second leading cause of visits to a doctor, after the common cold. Lower back pain is also the leading cause of lost time at work, and billions of dollars are spent each year diagnosing and treating lower back pain.   In this series, we will examine the very common, but very painful condition of lower back pain. Fortunately, there are ex...
Posted on 2018-08-17

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