Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) causes tingling, numbness, and weakness in the wrists and hands. Activities that require repetitive or prolonged bending of the wrist can cause compression of the median nerve. When the median nerve is compressed or inflamed, it causes nerve symptoms. CTS is more common in women, people who work with their hands,…

Plantar Fasciitis – What is the True Cause of Pain?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common diagnoses given to those suffering from heel pain, with almost 2 million Americans diagnosed each year. Those with plantar heel pain are usually between 35 and 65. They are often runners or slightly overweight and have occupations that require a lot of standing. But not all heel…

Chronic Upper Trap Pain and Spasms

“I first developed pain in my right upper trap, over nine months ago from sleeping on a poor hotel mattress. I thought it would simply go away as I have had some minor tightness and spasms over the years. I tried massage, chiropractic care, and every mineral ointment, but they only gave me temporary relief.  My…

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome is one of the most common overuse injuries in runners. It is also seen in cycling and other activities that require repetitive bending of the knee. Treatment must focus on eliminating the causative factors. Virtual Physical Therapy can help identify biomechanical issues and educate you on how you can get back…

Physical Therapy for Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles is the strongest tendon in the body. It attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone and is critical for walking and standing. Achilles Tendonitis and tendinosis injuries are most common in runners, with as many as 60% of joggers complaining of pain. This tendon is also often a problem in those who…

Mechanical Assessment Reveals #1 Cause of Knee Pain

When you are over 35 and have knee pain, an MRI will likely show degenerative changes. You will then be diagnosed accordingly – patella-femoral dysfunction, osteoarthritis, meniscal damage, etc. But this can be utterly wrong over 40% of the time! Sanshiro Hashimoto, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the knee and trained in Mechanical…

Online KNEE PHYSICAL THERAPY

If you are looking for exercises and a convenient way to end your knee pain, online knee physical therapy (PT) is for you instead of injections and surgery! Knee physical therapy involves a thorough evaluation of your knee, ruling out possible referred pain from your back and hip. Alignment and walking/running mechanics are also assessed…

Causes of Knee Pain

We take our knees for granted. Only when our knees are painful, do we realize how important they are in our daily lives and how often we squat and climb stairs! But there is hope. The most common cause of knee pain is easily treated. Instead of driving and waiting for an appointment, an online…

Physical Therapy for Wrist and Hand Pain

Treatment for Wrist and Hand Pain “I fell and injured my wrist.  I am a stay-at-home mom with a young infant.  It was too difficult for me to make an appointment at a clinic and bring the baby.  I am so glad I found out about Virtual Physical Therapy for my wrist and hand pain!…

Best exercise for neck pain

Neck Pain Physical Therapy

Neck pain is very common with a 71% lifetime prevalence. Almost everyone at some point in their life will be affected. Neck Pain Physical Therapy is a great way to get relief and learn how to prevent pain from coming back.  Not all neck pain is the same. It is critical to determine the specific…