Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease within the United States, with an estimate of 30.3 million people having diabetes as of 2015. That’s roughly 9.4% of the United States population diagnosed. Some diabetics require insulin injections to regulate their blood sugar. The insulin is injected into select locations of the body where the fatty tissue is ideal for the absorption of insulin. For the insulin-dependent diabetic, injections are a part of daily life, but regular injections into the same location can come with side effects. Continue reading What Is Insulin Injection Site Fibrosis?
Running can be a rewarding recreation and good exercise. However, it can be problematic if it’s the sole source of exercise and physical fitness. One of the worst things an athlete can do for their health and performance is to limit themselves to the same activity every single time they exercise. A focused, singular activity can increase the risk of overuse injuries, create an imbalance of strength, and limit the potential to improve overall strength, endurance, and stamina.Continue reading How To Fix The #1 Mistake Runners Make
We sat down with our running experts, Rachel Dillon, PT, DPT, Astym cert, and Scott Tilson, PT, DPT, Astym cert, to talk about their experience treating runners and the running community.Continue reading Advice From The Experts: How To Treat The Injured Runner
Repetitive abuse and neglect had taken its toll on my left calf. As an ultrarunner, I push the envelope of extremes. I had to take a break from running. When I met Sae, my PT, and he explained the Astym procedure, I was hopeful it would provide relief and get me back to running. Continue reading Astym Therapy Got Me Back To Ultrarunning
Astym® therapy has helped many individuals recover from a variety of conditions as well as, relieve pain, restore function, and regain range of motion. Before deciding on any treatment, we always recommend consulting with a trusted healthcare provider. It’s important to be properly evaluated and talk with them before deciding on a course of treatment.
Did you know, according to the CDC, at least 3 million older adults visit the ER for fall-related injuries every year?* Factors such as lower body weakness, difficulty walking, poor balance, and foot pain can all increase a person’s risk of falling but are preventable with proper rehab therapy.
Want to help your patients stay safe and active? Check out these 5 tips to decrease your patients’ chance of falling!Continue reading Fall Prevention Awareness: How To Reduce Fall Risk
It’s not just affecting millennials. Text neck is easily one of the most rapid modern age conditions effecting the general population. The main cause of text neck is the continuous “downward looking” posture. This posture is most common when viewing a phone, tablet, or other handheld device. Continue reading What To Do About Text Neck
Backpacks are a necessity for many hikers, students, and commuters. They simplify carrying important items but can quickly become uncomfortable if used improperly.Continue reading Backpack Safety: How To Avoid Pain And Injury
You’re on the road to recovery and sometimes it takes longer than you would like. So what can you do to get the most out of your treatment and get better, faster?⠀ Continue reading 3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Physical Therapy
“Scar tissue formed after surgery or injury often ends up being painful and limiting movement for patients. Although there are a number of possible treatments, these options are expensive and often have only limited success. According to Drs. Michael Mont, Morad Chughtai, Jared Newman, and their colleagues, a revolutionary new approach is now available. Called Astym therapy, the new method works by stimulating the body’s own mechanisms of regeneration for soft tissues and re-absorption of scar tissue. Crucially, after treatment, patients report significant improvements in mobility and pain relief…“