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Healthy bones play an important role in your overall health by providing structure to your body, protecting your organs, supporting your muscles, and storing calcium. While it’s crucial to build ...more
Hiking is a great way to stay active while enjoying the beauty of nature. Like any type of physical activity, you need to be aware of the possibility of injury. Selecting proper footwear is an importa ...more
As you age, your body undergoes a series of physiological changes. Loss of strength and muscle mass (sarcopenia) are natural consequences of aging. These changes typically occur gradually and impact y ...more
Golf is a common sport with approximately 55 million regular players worldwide. Not only is golf pleasurable to play, but it also provides both mental and physical health benefits.
The shoulder joint can dislocate, due to the design of the joint that allows for significant flexibility at the expense of stability. Shoulder dislocations are extremely painful and have an impact on ...more
Epicondylitis is a common cause of elbow pain in athletes and the general population. It can occur at both the medial (inside) and lateral (outside) epicondyle of the elbow. Medial epicondylitis, also ...more
Shoulder pain is a common complaint in the primary care setting, with studies reporting that it’s the third most common musculoskeletal complaint. Shoulder pain accounts for about 1-2.4% of adul ...more
Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) is a common orthopedic condition in both kids and adults in which one leg is slightly longer than the other. LLD affects up to 90% of the general population and is usually ...more
Bone fractures are a common injury that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Accidents, falls, sports, and diseases that cause bone weakening can all cause bone fractures. The symptoms of bo ...more
Trigger finger, also known as tenosynovitis or stenosing tenovaginitis, is a hand disorder that affects the tendons that allow the thumb and fingers to flex. This condition is characterized by the sud ...more
Have you ever wondered whether exercise could do more than just help you stay in shape orimprove your physical health? Research shows that exercising for about 20 minutes a day can help boost mental p ...more
Preserving the health and strength of bones as individuals age is an important issue that is not overlooked in the medical community. However, statistics show that osteoporosis and osteopenia are majo ...more
According to research, many people, including adults and children, wear the wrong type of footwear. In particular, children with certain neurodevelopmental disorders, people with diabetes, and older i ...more
Tennis elbow is an overuse injury caused by microscopic tears of the tendons that are connected to forearm muscles in the elbow joint. This type of injury develops due to repetitive movements, includi ...more
CrossFit is a fast-growing form of high-intensity functional training.
A cane may be recommended by a doctor or physical therapist to support balance and stability. Coordination issues, balance difficulties, and muscle weakness may develop due to injuries, a disability, ...more
Joint and back pain are common problems that may develop due to deep tissue injuries and certain types of sports (e.g., basketball, baseball, tennis, and gaming), age-related changes, motor vehicle an ...more
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is an inner ear disorder that is usually localized to one ear and develops when tiny calcium crystal-based structures called otoconia become dislodged and m ...more
Acute back pain lasts for less than chronic back pain — a healthcare professional will typically diagnose ongoing pain as chronic at around six months. Both acute and chronic back pain may be du ...more
Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal issue that is associated with increasingly high healthcare costs and job absences each year.
A repetitive strain injury develops when tendons, muscles, ligaments, or nerves in a joint become irritated due to repetitive activities. This injury is also known as non-specific upper limb pain or w ...more
Tennis elbow—or lateral epicondylitis—is a painful condition that develops due to repetitive motions such as swinging a tennis racket. It is an overuse injury that occurs when tendons or m ...more
A muscle imbalance occurs when the structure of connective tissue or muscles changes in a manner that causes joint misalignment. This type of imbalance can lead to joint strain and subsequently put to ...more
Shin splints, known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome develop due to repeated stress on bones, muscles, and tendons in the lower legs that hinder the body’s ability to heal properly. A ...more
Running is an optimal form of exercise that engages your entire body. However, people who run on a regular basis or for certain sports are prone to running injuries. Incorporating prevention strategie ...more
For most people, COVID-19 symptoms last two weeks, but long-haul COVID-19 patients experience symptoms for more than four weeks. Some patients experience symptoms for longer than 12 weeks, and even be ...more
Have you ever woken up from a deep sleep and rubbed the area right in front of your ear because it’s sore? If so, you’ve experienced at least a mild version of TMJ dysfunction. The TMJ can ...more
Concussions in sports are common— as many as 3.8 million per year occur in the U.S. In recent years, parents have reconsidered entering their child into contact sports to protect them from these ...more
A healthy diet not only helps keep the waistline trim, it also gives you inner energy to help get you moving. Fuel your body with healthy foods to sleep better, reduce your risk of disease, and feel t ...more
Sports injuries are common amongst both youth and adults. While they may not be completely preventable, there are ways to reduce the chances of acquiring an injury, such as training in body awareness ...more
Vision training for sports is a research-based technique designed to help improve balance, eye-hand coordination, timing, positional, peripheral, and spatial awareness, depth perception, and reaction ...more
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that happens when a blow to the head or body alters brain function. Concussions are among the most common injuries to affect Americans, with almost ...more
There are three common types of headaches: tension, migraine, and cluster headaches.
It’s something we do thousands of times a day without even thinking about it. Otherwise known as ventilation, the process of breathing seems straightforward.
Pain is something we may experience every day in one form or another.
From sports injuries to congenital deformities, children can have issues that result in dysfunctional movement or pain with activity.
We all know that moving our bodies and burning calories is good for us. From cardiovascular benefits, to decreasing the chances of becoming diabetic or obese, to even reducing stress and improving ou ...more
Joint stiffness can be a major deterrent to staying active. Contrary to what you might think, however, stiff joints and muscles may become worse with rest and better with movement. Yes, exercise can a ...more
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the age of Covid-19 has been difficult for both adults and children. Kids today face a whole new set of challenges compared to any other recent generation. On top of ...more
Ankle sprains are common among active individuals, especially athletes who play sports such as basketball or soccer. However, jogging, running, cheerleading, and gymnastics are linked to ankle sprains ...more
When most people hear the word 'posture', they immediately think about the position their bodies are in when they are in a seated position, but it involves so much more than that. Posture is also the ...more
IMS is a common therapeutic approach that provides relief for individuals suffering from persistent nerve pain. Read on to learn more about the benefits of combining physiotherapy exercises with IMS.
Have you ever heard the phrase “exercise is the best medicine?”
Neurocognitive training is a useful brain-stimulating activity that involves being actively engaged in tasks that challenge the brain. Computer-based tasks, creative writing, dance, theater, or music- ...more
Many people experience the aches and pains of arthritis, especially as they age. In fact, arthritis is the most common chronic condition in people over age 65 in North America. While once thought of a ...more
Falls are among the leading causes of serious injury (e.g., fractures) and death for seniors in the United States. There are a number of factors that play a role in an individual's ability to maintain ...more
Low back pain is a common occurrence for a large number of adults and sometimes it’s accompanied by hip pain. There are several underlying causes of persistent pain in these areas and in a numbe ...more
Clients are often curious what training Physical therapists go through in our journey to become equipped to help people address pain and mobility issues that are the result of traumatic injuries, chro ...more
Running is a major component of many sports, and a favorite recreational activity for many. When executed properly, running provides enjoyment and boosts overall health, but there are a variety of rea ...more
A serious back injury, major back surgery, or experiencing occasional back pain can all disrupt your normal routine and lead you to become less active. If the pain starts to become unbearable, it may ...more
For many people, gardening is a pleasurable activity that reaps beautiful blossoms and sometimes a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables. Individuals can enjoy gardening for hours as long as they ...more
Nearly all of us are isolating at home for the good of society. How can we stay physically and mentally healthy during this challenging time?
At Jackson Physical Therapy and Studio, your health and well-being is our top priority.
Tennis elbow, which is also known as lateral epicondylitis/epicondylalgia, is a painful condition that develops when the muscles and tendons that extend from the forearm to the outer portion of the el ...more
A repetitive strain injury refers to recurring pain affecting the nerves, muscles, or tendons of a joint due to tissue damage that is caused by repetitive movements. In the arms, this particular type ...more
A shin splint, which is also known as tibial stress syndrome, refers to a painful shin injury that may occur due to overexerted muscles in the lower legs, having flat feet, an increased body mass inde ...more
Sports-related injuries can occur during indoor and outdoor sports, as well as while training or regularly exercising. These types of injuries may be the result of improper training techniques, overtr ...more
Flying is a common way to travel, and most people may see it as an opportunity to relax and rest during the trip. However, it is important to remain relatively active while on a plane.
A muscle spasm refers to a sudden, sharp, and involuntary muscle contraction. The painful spasm that develops is due to the muscle remaining in a contracted position. One of the most common types of m ...more
The bones or vertebrae in the spine are very strong, but sometimes, in certain circumstances such as excessive pressure, repetitive bending or lifting or a physical injury such as a hard fall can dama ...more
Cycling is an activity that many people enjoy. Some individuals are more experienced than others, but cyclists of any level may experience injuries. Certain injuries can be avoided and some can be tre ...more
While taping as a therapeutic technique has been used since around the 1800’s, elastic taping, such as Kinesiotape (KT) and Rock Tape, have recently become quite popular in the rehabilitation in ...more
Training for sports is a balance between overload and recovery. If the physical stress placed on an athlete is greater than what they can handle, imbalances can occur, leading to “nonfunctional ...more
Posture refers to the way you hold your body when sitting, standing, laying, and walking. Good posture helps prevent excessive strain on the joints and muscles of your body, which helps to reduce pain ...more
Musculoskeletal disorders are commonly experienced by older adults and are directly related to a decline in general health and a reduced quality of life, with the shoulder joint commonly being affecte ...more
Back pain is one of the most common causes of missed days from work and job-related disabilities. The occurrence of back pain is fairly equal for both men and women, and can have a wide ranges of caus ...more
Do you experience Joint Aches when it is Cold and Rainy?
Concussions have been recognized as a clinical condition for more than 1,000 years, and during the 20th century concussion was studied extensively in boxers. However, interest in concussion didn&rsquo ...more
The labrum is an important cartilage ring that promotes stability and shock absorption in the shoulders and hips. It is attached to the outer rim of the shoulder socket and helps keep the ball of the ...more
Shoulder pain is a leading musculoskeletal complaint seen in primary care provider offices, with rotator cuff injuries accounting for 64% of shoulder-related visits.
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is one of the most common and devastating injuries that commonly affects athletes that participate in demanding sports, such as soccer, footb ...more
The incidence of joint replacement procedures in the United States is high, with over 1 million total knee and hip replacement procedures being performed each year. This number is expected to rise dra ...more
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. Untreated, the condition can lead to several negative health consequences. Physical therapy can help individuals wit ...more
Pediatric physical therapy refers to physical therapy that is provided by specially trained physical therapists to infants, toddlers, children and teenagers ranging from 0 to 18 years.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is a vital component to our health and well-being. While all of the key functions of sleep have not yet been fully uncovered, research suggests that s ...more
Chronic pain is one of the leading conditions that primary healthcare professionals encounter in their practice, particularly in patients over the age of 65. Chronic pain in the older population is as ...more
Osteoporosis is a serious health problem that affects one in every three women, and one in every five men over the age of 50. Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder that is characterized by the deteriora ...more
Ensuring that your body’s cells are young and healthy is one of the keys to staying young. Current research shows that there is a link between exercise and young, healthy cell DNA. The abbreviat ...more
Ankle injuries are commonplace in the athletic population, occurring in athletes of all ages and across all sports. A recent systematic review found that the ankle was the most common site of injury i ...more
Back pain is one of the most common health problems that causes physical disabilities. However, if you are experiencing back pain, you don’t have to just grin and bear it.
Are you currently experiencing occasional or chronic jaw pain? Both types of discomfort may indicate an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Untreated jaw symptoms can become long-term condi ...more
In this newsletter, we are discussing the prevention of knee pain.
In this newsletter we are discussing how Cross Training can Maximize Swim Stroke Power.
Regular physical activity is good for your health and can lengthen your life; the problem is that most of us aren’t getting enough of it. The good news is that exercise doesn’t have to be ...more
With how busy life can be, many of us may not be getting enough physical activity, which increases the risk of a multitude of chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, obesity ...more
Golf is a global sport that people of all ages and abilities participate in, that typically involves long periods of low intensity exercise combined with short bursts of intense activity. Regardless o ...more
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that can affect the joints, cartilage, muscles, and bones in your body. The pain and discomfort that arthritis causes can also lead to a reduced range of motion ...more
It has been estimated that approximately 24% of adults experience issues related to their feet, and the prevalence of injury increases with age. The pain that an individual experiences with a foot inj ...more
By 2050, the global population of individuals over the age of 65 will increase by 188%. As a consequence of the aging population, there has been a noticeable increase in the prevalence of “disea ...more
If you suffer from joint pain that is restricting your range of motion and interfering with your daily activities, there is help available. Physical therapy can help to reduce your joint pain and impr ...more
Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease found in humans and is often silent until it’s complicated by fractures that typically occur following minimal trauma. Osteoporosis is characterized ...more
With the school year quickly approaching parents should be mindful of the potential hazards of their child’s backpack. Wearing a backpack that is too heavy or improperly proportioned can result ...more
In this newsletter we are discussing how to recognize the signs of a calf strain along with management and treatment approaches including physical therapy.
CrossFit is a high intensity training regimen that is characterized by workouts that are short, intense, and constantly varied. Several slightly elevated risks for injury have been reported in relatio ...more
You may be thinking about taking a summer vacation over the next few months, and while this may sound exciting, it has the potential to be a little hazardous to your health. Travelling results in prol ...more
A healthy lower back helps keep our bodies upright, allows us to bend, twist and move and supports most of our body weight.
Have you been experiencing frequent neck pain or stiffness? Many adults are currently struggling with this issue. Recurring pain that is not properly addressed can dramatically decrease your quality ...more
Regular exercise improves your health and lengthens your life. But this doesn't mean you have to spend long hours within the walls of a gym or be confined to the sidewalks of your neighborhood. Hiking ...more
People who enjoy engaging in outdoor activities may be tempted to become less active when the winter months set in, but there are several ways to continue getting regular exercise during this time of ...more
Are you suffering from recurring pain in one of your joints? You may be experiencing a repetitive strain injury and this painful ailment may become chronic if it is not treated properly. Your joint ma ...more
Did you know that although Tennis Elbow has been named due to its common affliction of tennis players, anyone can experience pain due to injury of the muscles and tendons near the elbow?
If you suffer from chronic pain, you’re not alone; approximately one third of Americans have the same medical condition. Not only can chronic pain be debilitating, it can also have a negative im ...more
A shin splint, which is medically referred to as tibial stress syndrome, is a painful injury to the shin that commonly affects runners, but also dancers and other athletes.
Have you ever tried working out on your own and have found your motivation to get out to exercise decrease? Regular exercise provides individuals with numerous health benefits, including: reduced ris ...more
Running is a common exercise which is beneficial for lower extremity strength and resilience. Despite its benefits, some research findings show that approximately 80% of runners experience injury rel ...more
While carrying out activities such as daily chores, working, running errands, or taking care of children, maintaining good posture may be the last thing on a person’s mind. However, neglecting y ...more
Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly helps ensure that the body has enough nutrients and energy to perform daily tasks without experiencing pain or getting quickly fatigued. Proper diet ...more
With March Madness just around the corner in addition to the NBA and NHL playoffs, many people will soon be gearing up for various types of athletic events. Although regular exercise is highly recomme ...more
Understanding Calf Sprains A calf strain is a painful injury that is the result of a pulled or torn calf muscle. The pain is usually felt in the back of the lower leg immediately after the injury has ...more
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