What is proper lifting?
How do you lift properly? Why is it important to lift properly? What type of injuries occur with lifting? Have… [more]
How do I prevent strain at my computer desk? What are computer ergonomics? Many of us sit in front of a computer throughout… [more]
How do I manage stress?
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]
What causes tension headaches?
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]
What is Runner’s Knee?
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating… [more]
Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt?
What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness… [more]
What is carpal tunnel?
Why does my wrist hurt? Why does my hand and fingers go numb? Why does my hands go numb at night? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is… [more]
What is the right shoe for me?
Does the shoe matter? What should I look for in a shoe? What is flat foot or low arch? What is a high… [more]
1st Place Reader’s Choice Award
Thank you Whitley County (our patients and the Post and Mail readers) for awarding us the top choice award for physical therapy. … [more]
What should I expect during my physical therapy evaluation?
How do I make the most of my physical therapy evaluation? What questions will I be asked by my physical therapist? As… [more]
How do you lift properly? Why is it important to lift properly? What type of injuries occur with lifting? Have you ever lifted an object and felt a twinge of pain in your back? Well you are not alone! The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that over one million workers suffer from back injuries each year, and one-fourth of all workers' compensation claims involve back injuries. The BLS survey also revealed that three out of four of the back injuries occurred … [Read More...]
How do I prevent strain at my computer desk? What are computer ergonomics? Many of us sit in front of a computer throughout our workdays or in the evenings while browsing the Web. Unwanted side effects of our excessive time in front of those screens can include muscle aches, eye strain and tension headaches. Below are some tips to help avoid these unwelcome physical stresses. - Place the computer screen directly in front of you at eye level - Sit up straight, keeping your head … [Read More...]
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly experienced by everyone (Campo et al., 2009; Shapiro et al., 2005; Manotas et al., 2014; Howard, 2008). Stress is your body's physiological and psychological response to anything your body may perceive as threatening or a specific reaction to a life changing event which may be perceived as positive or negative (Christ, McVay, Marocco, 2013). The effect of stress … [Read More...]
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders that is typically mild to moderate in intensity. It is sometimes referred to as a stress headache, and muscle tightness may be associated with it. There are a number of factors that may contribute to tension headaches, including poor posture, eye strain, fatigue, and over exertion. The following are a few tips to help you manage your tension headache pain. Start by … [Read More...]
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating in local 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. Consequently, runners are training more often, and may become susceptible to repetitive use injuries in the knee. The two most common knee injuries in runners are patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). PFPS is pain under or along the knee cap itself, while ITBS is pain along the outside of … [Read More...]