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When I first started working for Alliance Physical Therapy I learned more than I would have ever imagined! In my mind, physical therapy was where you went when you had a sports injury... boy was I wrong! Sports injuries are just one of many diagnosis that we treat. I also thought you go to therapy and do some exercises and leave... what a waste that would be, right? Alliance Physical Therapy is actually manual based, which means they are doing hands on treatments for every patient at every visit...
Posted on 2017-03-23
Know When To Use It. Ice and heat therapy are simple home-based remedies, but they sometimes fail to work because of confusion about which form of therapy works for what is being treated. Ice should be used to calm down injured superficial tissues that are red, inflamed or swollen. Heat should be used to ease the pain of whole muscle spasms or trigger points and the conditions that these parts dominate like the back or neck. It works to soothe the nervous system.When it comes to ice vs. heat tr...
Posted on 2016-03-25
Winter sports are a lot of fun. However, it's important that you engage in winter sports with caution as well as common sense.Approximately 440,000 people are treated in the hospitals every winter as a result of fractures, ankle injuries and more – all related to winter sports. Recovery time for these types of injuries can be lengthy, often requiring physical therapy for a period of time. For any type of cold-weather sport, be aware of the various skill levels and know where you fal...
Posted on 2016-01-20
How to properly carry a backpack. Many parents know kids should wear backpacks that fit their size - and that they should always use both shoulder straps, but many don't know that doctors and physical therapists recommend kids carry no more than 10-15% of their body weight. Save their spines!
Posted on 2015-08-17