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6 02, 2024

Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

2024-02-14T11:36:40-05:00February 6th, 2024|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Other|Comments Off on Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

Sitting at a desk all day for work does not have to be uncomfortable. Incorporate simple ergonomic modifications in the workplace to prevent common issues like neck and back pain. Workplace ergonomics designs and arranges things that people use at work to increase efficiency and safety. “A simple understanding of good sitting posture and [...]

14 07, 2022

Debunking Physical Therapy Myths

2022-07-28T20:44:14-05:00July 14th, 2022|Other|Comments Off on Debunking Physical Therapy Myths

Physical therapists are an integral part of orthopaedic care. PTs are movement experts who can support the restoration of mobility, reduce pain and help you get back to your daily activities. But, there are some common misconceptions about physical therapy that can often discourage people from seeking treatment. Here, our orthopaedic experts debunk physical therapy [...]

24 01, 2022

The Importance of Balance as You Age

2022-01-24T17:18:02-05:00January 24th, 2022|Other|Comments Off on The Importance of Balance as You Age

As children, we develop good balance from jumping, walking along walls, spinning and climbing. As adults, we often take balance for granted. But, it’s important to remember that the complex system of balance needs regular attention to function properly and avoid injury.  Here, physical therapist Kevin Raymond, PT, DPT, Cert DN, OCS, provides valuable insight [...]

11 01, 2022

Why You Can’t Go Wrong with Getting Strong 

2022-01-11T20:08:39-05:00January 11th, 2022|Other|Comments Off on Why You Can’t Go Wrong with Getting Strong 

There are countless benefits to exercising regularly, particularly strength training. If done right, a regular exercise routine can improve your quality of life, whether you want to improve your golf game, be more agile on the tennis court, get up and down from the floor easier, keep up with your grandkids, or stand and walk [...]

18 10, 2021

Patient Education Series: Treating Osteoarthritis of the Thumb

2021-10-18T13:43:40-05:00October 18th, 2021|Joint Pain, Other|Comments Off on Patient Education Series: Treating Osteoarthritis of the Thumb

Watch and learn as Cary Orthopaedics occupational therapist Sarah Rahman, OTR/L, CHT, discusses what occupational therapy is and demonstrates OT treatments used when treating osteoarthritis of the thumb. What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy doesn’t just help with skills for work or an occupation; it also helps patients gain functions [...]

5 08, 2021

The Different Parts of the Spine

2021-08-18T19:02:46-05:00August 5th, 2021|Other|Comments Off on The Different Parts of the Spine

Your spine is unlike any other part of your body. It is an incredibly complex series of bones, joints and other tissues. The spine is composed of 33 bones, called vertebrae, divided into five sections. These bones make up the spinal column that holds your body upright, allows it to twist and bend and [...]

13 07, 2021

What is Bursitis?

2021-06-14T18:16:44-05:00July 13th, 2021|Other|Comments Off on What is Bursitis?

If you’ve ever experienced it, you know that muscle or joint pain can throw your life off track. Not only does the pain make it difficult to perform daily tasks, but getting any rest feels like an uphill battle. A specific kind of joint pain known as bursitis affects many people — especially those over [...]

21 06, 2021

10 Back Pain Myths Busted by Physical Therapists

2023-01-03T16:51:05-05:00June 21st, 2021|Other|Comments Off on 10 Back Pain Myths Busted by Physical Therapists

Back pain is an all too common condition for many people. In fact, nearly 65 million Americans reported back pain recently. With millions suffering from back pain, it has turned into the sixth most costly condition in the United States. If you suffer from back pain, you may not know all the facts. Here, [...]

15 06, 2021

Understanding Pain: The Overflowing Cup Metaphor

2021-06-15T17:47:23-05:00June 15th, 2021|Other, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Understanding Pain: The Overflowing Cup Metaphor

Pain is often complicated and multifaceted. One of the simplest ways for physical therapists to help patients in understanding pain is with a cup metaphor. Every patient has a cup that is filled with different biopsychosocial stressors, such as: Stress Worry Lack of activity Joint degeneration Doing too much, too soon Sensitive nervous system Tissue [...]

14 06, 2021

Patient Education Series: Spinal Manipulation

2021-07-27T18:34:07-05:00June 14th, 2021|Joint Pain, Other|Comments Off on Patient Education Series: Spinal Manipulation

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist Chad Moses, PT, Cert. DN/SMT, GTS, CKTP, Dip. Osteopractic, produces our Patient Education Series to inform patients about various physical therapy techniques. In this episode, he discusses spinal manipulation. What is spinal manipulation? Spinal manipulation is a manual technique that is performed by a trained physical [...]

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