MRIs Lead to Misdiagnosis and Over Treatment

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows us to see a clear image of soft tissues and deep structures inside our bodies. They can create high-resolution images of the entire musculoskeletal structures, including bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. MRIs are valuable as they show details when there are red flags. But MRIs also show natural changes…

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…

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…

Elbow Pain- 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Elbow pain can wreak havoc on our daily lives. It limits our ability to lift, grip, and open a jar. Even simple things like brushing your hair and turning a doorknob can be difficult and painful. We will do anything for relief, but sometimes the things we do are detrimental! The 5 biggest mistakes that…

Golfer’s Elbow Physical Therapy

Pain on the inside of the elbow is commonly called Golfer’s Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis. It is a condition that develops from repetitive use of the hand and elbow. Activities that can trigger this condition include repeatedly swinging a golf club or other activities that require repetitive gripping, twisting or throwing. Working at a computer,…

Thankful – History of Physical Therapy

This time of year we are reminded and thankful for those that came before us and paved our path. Rehabilitation is an essential part of our healthcare. Advancements in physical therapy treatment methods and technology have led to quicker and more effective pain relief and recovery. Physical therapy was first documented in the year 460 BC when Hippocrates…

Neck Pain and Upper Trap Spasms

Neck pain and upper trap spasms are common conditions affecting almost everyone at least once in their life. It also afflicts others on a regular basis. Virtual physical therapy can provide relief. Most people experience waking up with a painful, stiff neck. The pain and spasms are usually accompanied by a loss of normal neck range of motion, making…