PATELLAR TENDONITIS Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that is caused by too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. This pain is generally localized towards the bottom of the kneecap. The actual injury is inflammation or degeneration of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. The patellar tendon is located at the front of the thigh and working with the muscles, allows the knee to exte...
Posted on 2023-01-03
It's PT Month!
OCTOBER IS PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH! It's time to PhysicalTherapists do for your overall health and wellbeing. Many people still do not recognize all of the benefits of Physical Therapy. Let's highlight a few for you here. Less pain More movement Less dependence upon medications Less dependence upon others Improved Mobility Better balance Increased Strength Increased Self Confidence How do we do that?? Physical Therapists are specifically trained and licensed to do ...
Posted on 2022-10-13
Total Knee Replacement
The orthopedic procedure of knee joint replacement is called a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This surgery involves replacing the existing knee joint with a prosthetic joint . Orthopedic surgeons replace knee joints in order to end pain, stiffness, and loss of function most commonly from arthritis. Proper physical therapy and exercise will help restore strength and mobility to the knee and a gradual return to everyday activities after a total knee replacement. In this blog, we will discuss th...
Posted on 2022-07-11
Physical Therapy Month 2020
We are always excited for Physical Therapy Month. It gives PTs the opportunity to be recognized for their specialized contributions in the healthcare setting. Over the last few years, there has been advancement in Louisiana regarding when Physical Therapists can treat patients. In the recent past, PTs needed a referral from a physician to provide services. Since Direct Access became law in June of 2016, PTs no longer need a doctor's order to evaluate and treat! &nb...
Posted on 2020-10-13
Rehab Week 2020
It's Rehabilitation Week! What does Rehabiltation Awareness Week mean? It's a time when Rehab Professionals, like Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists, are recognized for their contributions to getting yall back on the road to recovery! It's a time to say Thank You and show appreciation for their work. We all know that when in therapy, you-the patient, are doing all the hard ...
Posted on 2020-09-17
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