physical therapy

Ease Work-Related Back Pain

Most people with back pain experience difficulty in sitting, and some may even avoid going for long trips. Living with these sort of limitations can be very frustrating. In these types of cases, physical therapy is a must to provide proper treatment. However, a few tips may help to minimize the pain to make the day go easier.

For most cases, pain occurs when stress on the back tissue is too great and is beyond its limit. To minimize the pain is to minimize the stress. Therefore, proper alignment is the key.

First, putting a cushion or a small pillow behind the low back will help to support the back and reduce the stress. When a person sits down, the back has a tendency to curve and some support can counteract that tendency.

When Nothing Seems to Help

It is a growing phenomenon that more people are diagnosed with chronic fatigue or pain syndrome. It may not be a life-threatening condition, but it sure has a great impact on one’s quality of life. The saddest part of it is that once it is developed, nothing seems help to alleviate it. People are passively drawn further into the situation and don’t know what to do.

Chronic fatigue or pain syndrome (fibromyalgia may also be used loosely for this diagnosis) has multiple causative factors which intertwine tightly with each other. It is almost impossible to identify the cause of it and how to resolve it. However, it is a general agreement that people respond positively to physical exercises. The question is how to get started. The endurance of this group of people is extremely low and they cannot tolerate even gentle exercises.

Is Aquatic Therapy Right For You?

Aquatic therapy has been utilized by physical therapists for many decades with the purpose of assisting patients with reaching their goals using the unique properties of the water. Metter Center partners with the YMCA to treat patients with this same purpose in mind. The water allows the therapist to treat a variety of patients who otherwise have a difficult time completing exercises and activities in a traditional physical therapy setting.

Local Speedskater Finds Success

Our Physical Therapy team has had the privilege of working with many elite athletes over the years. We would like you to meet local speedskater, Theron Sands, who shows us every setback is a chance to make an even greater comeback! In his own words, he explains he is even stronger after going through surgery and physical therapy rehabilitation.

I achieved success (second place overall and world champion of the 3000 and 5000 meter events, including breaking the 5000 meter world record six times in the last 12 months) at the World Masters Speedskating level at age 52.

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