Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. This condition impacts the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of fibrous connective tissue on the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel to the toes. Based on its location and makeup, the plantar fascia is ideally positioned to maintain and support the arch on the bottom of the foot. However, it is not designed to be the primary stabilizing structure.
Big beautiful white flakes are coating the crab apple tree outside the bay window. It is such a beautiful way to start a Saturday morning while sipping coffee. The beauty of the snow is mesmerizing, but then reality hits. There are groceries to be bought, sporting events to compete in and a birthday party to attend. That means this beautiful, mesmerizing snow is soon going to be the bane of a home dwellers existence.
Physical therapy can help improve mobility, function and motion as well as effectively manage pain after an illness, injury or surgery. Sometimes functional mobility is so limited that the ability to safely leave the home is actually impeded. When this is an issue, receiving physical therapy in the home may be the best option.
National Physical Therapy Month is a great time to highlight the impact that the physical therapy industry has on the individual lives of patients as well as the community as a whole.
October is National Physical Therapy Month! To help spread the word about the benefits of physical therapy, let’s take a look at some of the common diagnoses and lesser known conditions that physical therapy can help!
The words “Direct Access” have been making headlines in the physical therapy profession over the last few weeks – and for good reason. Illinois recently enacted a law allowing residents the ability to begin treatment with a physical therapist without the need to obtain a prescription from their doctor.
Did you know arthritis is not only found in the elderly? That’s right, kids can get arthritis too.