How Physical Therapy Can Help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

September 14th, 2015
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Computers

Working with your hands, especially at a computer, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you are like millions of other Americans, you are constantly on your computer or cell phone. But when you lead a technology-based lifestyle, you may notice some side effects. One of the most common things people notice is a slight tingling or numbness accompanied by a piercing pain in their hands and wrist. This pain is quick and can be thought of as a cramp or muscle spasm, but it could be something more serious like carpal tunnel syndrome. But what is carpal tunnel syndrome and how can physical therapy help it? Let’s take a look! Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide to Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

September 10th, 2015

 

cardiopulmonary physical therapy.

Many different types of heart and lung diseases can be helped by attending cardiopulmonary physical therapy.

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (PT) has to do with the heart and lungs. This type of physical therapy is used for medical conditions that cause trouble breathing. But what is cardiopulmonary PT and what can it help? Read the rest of this entry »

Common Worker’s Compensation Injuries

September 1st, 2015
Work Place injuries

Life Fitness PT can help you get back to work after a fall and help you prevent future injuries!

When you leave your house in the morning, the last place you expect to end up is in the emergency room. But accidents do happen even at work. But how did you end up there? Well, there are several common types of work place injuries that might have landed you in the ER. Let’s talk about some of them! Read the rest of this entry »

What is Dry Needling?

August 25th, 2015
Dry Needling at Life Fitness PT

Dry needling can help with your serious medical conditions as well as other aches and pains!

Dry needling, also known as Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), is a technique that helps stop pain or knotted areas in your muscles. But how does it work and what does it work on? Well, we’d like to explain it to you! Read the rest of this entry »

Meniscus Tear Symptoms, Surgery, and Recovery

August 21st, 2015
A Torn Meniscus isn't fun

There are two different kind of menisci in your knee that could tear from sudden movement.

Did you know there are actually two kinds of menisci in your knee? Do you know what they do or why they tend to tear so easily? Just like every other part of your body, if you do not take caution when moving, these tiny bands can cause serious pain and need to be repaired with surgery. But what are they exactly and how can they be fixed? Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Ready for Football Season

August 17th, 2015
Sports training for football season

Preparing for football season with our specialized training program can help save your athlete from injury!

As the summer starts to wind down, football teams everywhere are starting to take the field. During a regular football practice, you will run sprints, do agility drills, bench presses, and vertical jumps. But how can you help get your athlete prepared for these daily workouts and avoid the injuries they could sustain? With physical therapy! Read the rest of this entry »

Physical Therapy for Your Elbow

August 5th, 2015
Elbow physical therapy

Don’t dismiss your elbow problems. Speak with your doctor about a physical therapy program that could take away your pain!

There are several different elbow problems that could be causing you pain. If you think about how many times a minute you use your elbow, you would be shocked to find that there can be several different issues that can affect it. So what are they and how can physical therapy (PT) help? Let’s explore the elbow! Read the rest of this entry »

Diseases, Disorders, and Physical Therapy

August 3rd, 2015
Physical therapy can help with many diseases

There are many diseases and disorders that can be helped with physical therapy. Can PT help you?

Whenever someone says they are attending physical therapy (PT), it is an assumption that they are recovering from an injury or surgery. But in today’s world, PT isn’t just for recovery. There are many different diseases and disorders that can be helped with some time spent with a Life Fitness Physical Therapist. Here are some of them! Read the rest of this entry »

Elder Care: Balance Training and Fall Prevention

July 24th, 2015
Balance Training

With our balance training and fall prevention services, your elderly parent can comfortably stay in their home.

If you have ever faced the situation of having to take care of an aging parent, you know how scary it can be for your parent to fall. If you haven’t been in that situation, count yourself lucky. When your parents reach a certain age, their bones become fragile and a simple fall that would leave a bruise on a normal person can break their bones. But short of putting them into a bubble or into a nursing home, how can you prevent a fall for your loved one? Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Torn Rotator Cuff?

July 17th, 2015
Rotator Cuff

A tear in your rotator cuff can significantly impact your quality of life. But what is a rotator cuff?

One of the most common injuries seen in a Physical Therapist’s office are torn rotator cuffs. But not many people know what exactly a rotator cuff is, how they injured it or what to expect when recovering from the injury. So let us explain! Read the rest of this entry »