Our patient of this month is definitely a great inspiration for us. In June of last year, Jean came to our clinic to treat a knee replacement. At that time, she couldn’t walk without device support, and she couldn’t bend her knee or balance on one leg . She was afraid of moving and needed […]
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Dry Needling: Now available at Harrison Physical Therapy! What Is It? A way to reach and release very deep or hard to access triggers points under the guidance of a specially trained clinician. Very thin solid filament needles used to reduce pain and dysfunction by mobilizing tissue that cannot be helped by other manual therapy […]
So you start feeling pain and are not sure what to do? […]
When Paul first came to us, in May of this year, he was struggling with a chronic low back pain that he had for over 18 months.
He wasn’t exercising at all and was spending lots of hours seated in front of the computer at work.
His pain was worse especially when sitting, standing and bending for a long period of time.
Our evaluation detected loss of mobility on his back, stiffness and generalized muscle weakness. This is a common situation when not treated can progress to a more aggressive condition like herniated disc, for example.
During the whole month of May and beginning of June, we worked hard with him. His treatment consisted in education regarding his daily activities, therapeutic exercises such as mobility, endurance, stability training, and decompression therapy – a technique that involves stretching the spine using a traction table with the goal to break the stiffness, increasing flux of healing nutrients and relieving pain.
After 8 sessions his pain level went down to 0! Paul decided to leave this condition as part of his past and since then he has joined our Functional Exercise and Training Program when he’s able to keep working on his therapy exercises and also all the rest of his body.
Great job Paul, we are proud of you and your great effort to achieve your goals.
If you are a runner, you will commonly experience a side pang, a sore muscle, or an achy joint. Whether or not that pain or discomfort requires intervention in the form of physical therapy can depend on how prepared your body is for your run — or it may have occurred thanks to over-training. Both […]