Inactivity is the #1 Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19.

Being physically active has been shown to improve health and longevity. Exercise increases muscle and bone strength, improves your immune system, lungs, and heart, and prevents many cancers and chronic illnesses. Not surprisingly, physical activity is now linked to COVID-19 outcomes and inactivity is the #1 Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19. Physical inactivity is more…

Anti-inflammatories & Steroids Linked to Chronic Pain

Taking anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and steroids for pain relief may increase your chances and are linked to developing chronic pain! When you sustain an injury or infection, the body responds by releasing chemicals to clear and clean the area. This initial stage of healing causes swelling, increased warmth, and discomfort and is known as…

7 Habits to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you worried about getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or do you already have some warning signs of pain, tingling, and numbness in your thumb and wrist? If your job or favorite pastime places strain on your wrist, you should learn ways to minimize the stress to prevent trauma and downtime from employment and your favorite…

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,…

What causes low back pain to become chronic?

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the US and the world. Treatments for back pain have escalated to the most expensive medical problem. Why do some experience back pain for just a few days while others develop chronic symptoms and even disability? A recently published research article looked into this very…

Migraines

“I suffered from migraines for almost three years after a car accident. I went to a chiropractor and had physical therapy for nearly a year. It helped with my neck pain, but I would still get migraines so bad that I would have to leave work. I tried changing my diet, avoiding caffeine, reducing stress,…

Improving Musculoskeletal Health for Less!

Improving Musculoskeletal Health for Less! Our founder, Aideen Turner was interviewed by Outcomes Rocket. Listen to this podcast to learn how VPT’s innovation is changing how musculoskeletal pain is addressed.  VPT enables access to the best clinicians in the country anywhere, anytime.  Early access to a specialist saves time and money and gets you back…