Does knee pain and immobility have you questioning whether or not you have an ACL tear? ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament is one of the largest and most important on your knee. There are two main ways an ACL typically tears. First, a tear can occur while playing sports that require jumping or quick movement and change of direction. Second, ACL tears can also occur when someone comes in direct contact with another or the knee can no longer hold their weight. How do you know if you have a torn ACL? Here are 5 signs to look for.
School is in session and no matter where learning takes place - in the classroom or virtually, it’s important to stay active throughout the day. In the classroom setting, children have movement built in with the changing of classrooms, recess, and gym. At home, children are often seated in one room in front of a computer or at a table. Most of us know that activity has many physical benefits, but it is important to remember that being physically active also helps with brain health and cognition. To keep your student active and healthy, try building in some movement time throughout the day!
Yoga is a mind and body practice with a history going back 5,000 years in ancient Indian philosophy. There are many styles of yoga that combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. In the modern day, yoga is a common exercise with options for beginners and experts alike. In yoga, you will be challenged, delighted and humbled all at the same time while strengthening both the mind and the body. While poses may look easy, yoga will have you sweating in no time. Yoga is loved by many due to being equal parts exercise and mindful focusing. If you haven’t tried it, you may be missing out. Yoga has an endless amount of benefits. Check out the top 5! Read more...
Do you take time to stretch in the morning? If not, you may want to consider it. Stretching in the morning, and throughout the day, has major health benefits. We all know stretching before physical activity is important, but stretching as you start your day is equally as important. Here’s why...
There’s no denying that summer is here in all its splendor: the sunshine, the additional daylight, and the warm weather! Longer summer days usually means more time outdoors. As you get ready to go for a run, play some ball, or take to the golf course, remember that an increase in activity can also mean an increase in risk of injury.
You’ve seen the headlines, and you know that opioids are the major driver behind the widespread drug crisis in America. We also know that if you or a loved one has chronic pain, you may be feeling frustrated and confused about your options. At our physical therapy clinic, we stand with the Centers for Disease
Millions of people suffer from different types of headaches. A few include sinus headaches, hormone headaches, and migraines. Different types of stress can also play a role in causing headaches. In fact, stress-related headaches are considered one of the most common headaches that people have. It’s important to understand how a stress headache differs from
At US Rehab & Health Services, we see hard-working patients who want to excel in their careers and provide for their families—but it’s hard to do that when dealing with an injury. Unfortunately, many people eventually realize that it’s the sedentary nature of their job that’s directly impacting their health and job performance. Everyone needs
Are Your Dietary Choices Making You Hurt? Some people eat to live, others live to eat — and still others are feeding their chronic aches and pains without even realizing it. If your pain issues have gotten steadily worse, maybe you need to look at your nutritional choices. Eating too much and/or eating the wrong
Every year, our physical therapy team at US Rehab & Health Services meets thousands of individuals recovering from surgery. Whether you’re undergoing a joint replacement, a back surgery, or some other procedure, we’re confident that working with a physical therapist can help you heal up and get back to your active lifestyle as efficiently and