Straight To The Point Blog

June 20th, 2019

Avoiding Common Swimming Injuries

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise because it’s low-impact, but even overuse of muscles in swimming can result in injuries. Don’t let this deter you from getting in the pool for a workout! With proper form, strength training, warm-up and rest, swimming injuries can be easily prevented. Types of swimming injuries Shoulder pain. This Read More…

June 13th, 2019

New Ways to Use a Foam Roller: Video

Lots of people incorporate foam rollers into their exercise and recovery routines. Foam rollers are used for self myofascial release and give your muscles a deep-tissue massage without the price of a masseuse. By slowly rolling over parts of your body, you release painful knots and break up adhesions, which helps with muscle recovery. But Read More…

May 12th, 2019

Treating Parkinson’s Disease with Physical Therapy

Did you know that Parkinson’s Disease can be treated with physical therapy? Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting dopamine producing neurons in specific regions in the brain. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year. People with Parkinson’s can show the following motor symptoms: Tremors Slowness of movement Read More…

May 8th, 2019

Treating Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) with Physical Therapy: Video

Did you know that you can treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) with physical therapy? In this video, Lealah Fremuth, DPT, explains what BPPV is and how it can treated by a physical therapist. BPPV is a condition in which the otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) in the inner ear become dislodged from the utricle (where Read More…

May 4th, 2019

Managing Persistent Post Concussion Syndrome with Physical Therapy: Video

Did you know that you can treat concussion with physical therapy? A concussion is an alteration in mental status caused by physical trauma. It is a functional injury, rather than a structural one, that usually does not show up on CT scans or MRIs but results in symptoms and neurocognitive impairment. In this video, Julie Read More…

May 2nd, 2019

Neck Injuries and Neck Pain: How to Manage, Treat and Prevent

The neck plays a crucial role: it holds up the head. And that head can weigh about 10 pounds, which is not insignificant. For that reason, the neck is actually quite strong, but endures a lot of stress. The neck usually suffers injury in situations such as whiplash in car accidents, falls, and other situations Read More…