Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles such as your bladder, bowel (large intestine) and internal reproductive organs. Your pelvic floor muscles hold these organs in place...
Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles such as your bladder, bowel (large intestine) and internal reproductive organs. Your pelvic floor muscles hold these organs in place...
Come Prepared. Bring X Ray or MRI images to your first appointment if you feel your physical therapist or occupational therapist will need them. Wear The Proper Attire. It is important to be comfortable while attending physical or occupational therapy.
June is National Fruit & Vegetables Month. Your diet plays a vital role in helping you recover from an injury. Physical therapy and eating healthy foods helps you have a quick and fast recovery.
Reddy Care Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy is a WorkSTEPS provider, carrying out work hardening programs to prepare you for a return to work. Work hardening focuses on strengthening certain body parts and reaching physical performance.
Gait is known as a person’s pattern of walking. Gait training is a type of physical therapy to help treat an injury or a physical condition that limits the ability to walk or walk correctly.
June is National Safety Month. The goal of Summer Safety Month is to increase public awareness of the leading safety and health risks that are increased in the summer months to decrease the number of injuries.
Hands-on therapy is a type of physical therapy that involves physical manipulation and/or manual contact using the hands to treat an injury, disability, condition or musculoskeletal pain.
Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis, is a condition that causes widespread pain and tenderness all over the body. Other symptoms may include fatigue, cognitive difficulties, anxiety, migraines, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Huntington’s disease, also known as HD or Huntington’s chorea, is an inherited disease in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time.
Are you experiencing numbness, weakness, sharp or achy pain in your arms, legs, shoulders or buttocks? If yes, this may be an indicator of a herniated disc in your neck or lower back.
Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the backbone also known as the spine. Scoliosis causes a C-shaped or an S-shaped curvature which alters a person’s alignment and posture. Scoliosis can appear at any age and can range from mild to severe.
Pinched nerves occur when there is too much pressure applied to a nerve. A nerve is surrounded by tissues, such as bones, muscles, tendons or cartilage. A pinched nerve can occur in any part of the body such as
The ankle joint connects the shinbone to the upper bone of the foot. Your ankle helps to keep balance and stabilize your body. When you cause damage or harm to part of the ankle, it may affect other parts of the ankle and foot.
Patients start vestibular rehabilitation because they want to improve their balance, mobility, confidence and day to day activities. Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise program which helps to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness.
Swimmer’s shoulder is also known as shoulder impingement. Swimmer’s shoulder is shoulder pain caused by connective tissue rubbing against the shoulder blade.
May is national stroke awareness month. It is important to be aware of stroke signs, symptoms, causes, and treatments. A stroke is also known as CVA, cerebrovascular accident. “Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain.
May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. It is important to be aware of arthritis symptoms, causes and treatments. Arthritis can lead to severe joint pain which can affect a person's mental and physical health.
Dementia is the impaired ability to think, remember, or make decisions that may interfere with your daily activities. Dementia is known to affect mostly older adults.
Golfer's elbow is also known as Medial Epicondylitis. Kevin Zemana PT, DPT states, “Medial epicondylitis is mostly seen in people with increased repetitive movements at work, throwing sports, weight lifting and other gripping activities.
Good nutrition and diet is an essential part of staying healthy and active. Poor nutrition can be harmful to kids, adults and seniors.
Spring's warm weather and longer daylight hours make it a great season to be outdoors to take walks and see flowers in bloom. Spring is the perfect time to start gardening.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. ASD can range from mild to severe depending on the child’s social, communication, and behavior challenges.
At Reddy Care Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy, we offer a combination of physical therapy services that are either active or passive.
Millions of people suffer from back pain whether it's due to an injury or illness. Exercise is a good way to get rid of back pain. Exercising the back reduces stiffness and improves mobility to keep the ligaments and tendons flexible to prevent injuries.
Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy that involves exercises that are performed in water for physical rehabilitation, relaxation, fitness and other therapeutic benefits. Aquatic therapy may include underwater walking and stair training for stretch
In the late 1800’s, occupational therapy was mainly in psychiatric hospitals. OTs worked with the mentally unstable population using purposeful and meaningful activities giving these patients a sense of purpose. These activities mainly used arts and crafts
What better way to start your road to recovery than in the comfort of your own home? Our physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) can come to you. Your injury or personal circumstance may prevent you from leaving your home.
High blood pressure is also known as HBD or hypertension. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure is a condition when the blood against your artery walls is higher than normal.
Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. You use your shoulders everyday for movement and daily activities. Your shoulder relies on tendons, muscles and bones to function properly making your shoulder more vulnerable to instability and injury
Your pinky and thumb are the fingers most impacted when holding a smartphone, tablet, or video game controller. “As of 2019, the Pew Research Center estimates that 81 percent of Americans own smartphones.”
Pelvic pain is pain or discomfort felt in the lower abdomen area. Pelvic pain is more common in women than men. Pelvic pain for women can be a sign that there is a problem with one of the organs. There are many causes and symptoms of pelvic pain.
As the nicer weather approaches you may want to shift your focus from indoor to outdoor exercises and activities. There are some tips to keep in mind while making the transition, and avoiding injuries.
Stress is when you are feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental, physical or emotional pressure. Everyone experiences stress and deals with it differently. Different life events and situations can cause stress. Stress can be positive or negative.
Lower back pain is a common but painful condition that affects the lower portion of the spine. Low back pain can result from injuries, conditions or diseases. Most common lower back pain is caused by an injury to a muscle, ligament, joint or disc.
Occupational therapy helps along the road to recovery after a stroke. “A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures).
A femur fracture is known as a broken thighbone. The femur is the largest and strongest bone in the body. The femur runs from below the hip to the beginning of the knee. A femur fracture may occur in three different areas:
A concussion is known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). A concussion is a brain injury when the brain is violently shaken. Concussions may cause physical, behavioral or cognitive symptoms. You may experience a concussion at any age.
The shin bone (tibia) is the largest bone in the lower leg. The top of the tibia connects to the knee joint while the bottom connects to the ankle joint. When pain is present along the shin bone this is known as shin splints.
The hip is a large ball and socket joint which allows mobility for us to walk and run. When the hip is injured it can cause discomfort and pain. Hip pain is a condition that limits your mobility, leading to limping, loss of motion, and more.
The elbow is a joint between the upper arm and forearm. The elbow consists of three bones which are known as the humerus, ulna and radius. An elbow fracture may occur when there is enough force on the elbow to break one of the three bones.
Achilles tendinopathy is an injury of the achilles tendon. Achilles tendon is the thick band of tissue on the back of the lower leg that connects the calf muscles to the heel.
Demonstrating good posture is important for your overall health. Poor posture may occur due to an injury, illness, daily habits, occupation or the use of technology. Poor posture while sitting and standing can cause back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain.
Nerve damage is also known as peripheral neuropathy (PN). PN is a condition where the nerves that carry messages from your brain and spinal cord, to the rest of your body are damaged.
Bursitis occurs when there is inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae). Bursae cushions the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Four common locations for bursitis to occur are in your elbows, shoulders, hips and knees.
Whiplash is a forceful, rapid back and forth movement of the neck. Whiplash is commonly caused by sports injuries, physical abuse, rear ended car accidents (MVA) and other types of traumas. Whiplash injuries can range from mild to severe.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is tissue that connects the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves which make up the central nervous system. Over time multiple sclerosis can lead to vision problems, muscle weakness, loss of balance or numbness.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition which presents with stiffness, reduced movement and pain in the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint consists of bones, ligaments, and tendons which are all enclosed in a capsule.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can cause and/or exacerbate chronic health issues such as difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, reduced exercise performance and diminished quality of life.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy can help get you back on your feet after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Complications after COVID-19 can last for days, weeks, months or even years.
The TecnoBody balance system is used to test and improve a patient's static and dynamic balance. The intuitive and easy to use TecnoBody software comes fully equipped with an assessment program, training modules, games and activities.
Reddy Care Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy is continuing to provide a safe environment for our patients. All our staff and therapists are wearing PPE and follow precautions recommended by the CDC, which include:
Pediatric physical therapists provide support and services to children and adolescents. Pediatric physical therapists help children and adolescents improve their range of motion, flexibility, strength and movement patterns.
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a condition where your jaw is limited in movement. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge that connects your jaw to the bones, which are in front of your ears.
Many people suffer from headaches. You may experience headaches at any age. Try the following tips to help manage your headaches: Ease pressure on your head, Cold packs, Stay hydrated, Relaxation techniques, Posture, and Physical Therapy.
The Solo Step is designed to prevent patients from falling while also aiding and encouraging their balance during gait. This overhead track and harness system instills confidence in patients to facilitate recovery from neurological and musculoskeletal
Cupping therapy is used by physical therapists to help relieve pain and inflammation. During the cupping treatment, physical therapists place special cups onto your skin to create suction.
Post Operative Rehab is a type of physical therapy which helps support recovery after surgery. It is important to take the time after surgery to work with therapists to rebuild strength and range of motion.
Sciatica occurs when pressure is applied on the sciatic nerve causing radiating pain. The sciatic nerve starts in your lower back through your hips, buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica can occur suddenly or over time depending on the cause.
Arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation and degeneration to one or more of your joints. During the colder season, we often complain of joint pain, stiffness in the muscles and inflammation.
Scoliosis is a condition in which you are diagnosed with a sideways curvature in the spine. Most cases of scoliosis are mild but severe scoliosis may occur. It is important to catch scoliosis early on to help give you time to correct the curve before it be
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition where pressure is applied to the median nerve. The median nerve goes through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel and it finishes in the hand.
Vertigo is a vestibular disorder which makes you feel a rocking or spinning sensation. Vertigo can last for a few hours, days or even weeks. Vertigo is often caused by an inner ear problem and you may experience vertigo with certain head movements.
Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality.
Total Knee Replacement (TKR) also known as Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is performed to replace the damaged knee joints that are causing pain. The components of your knee allow you to complete your daily activities.
Kinesio tape also known as kinesiology tape, elastic therapeutic tape, KT, and K-tape is an elastic cotton strip with acrylic adhesive that helps pain caused by an injury.
Pinched nerves occur when compression or pressure is applied to a nerve. The most common areas to experience a pinched nerve are in your neck, shoulder, lower and upper back. You may also experience pinched nerves in your arm, hand, elbow or wrist.
Shoulder pain is physical discomfort which can be caused by the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your shoulder. Damage to any of the structures in your shoulder can affect the shoulder joint and result in pain.
Balance problems can occur after an injury or can present through a specific diagnosis. Specific diseases affect the structure in your body that helps your balance, which include your eyes, ears, muscles, joints and nervous system.
Being active is important for our health but on occasion you may sustain an injury. Sports injuries occur as a result of participation in recreational or professional athletic pursuits.
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a type of Dementia, which is characterized by an abnormal buildup of proteins. Lewy Bodies are microscopic and abnormal deposits that damage brain cells.
Anti-Gravity treadmill, also known as AlterG, has the same platform as a treadmill but is unlike any other running equipment!
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain, which often affects the arm, leg, hand or feet, that can develop from major and minor traumas. These injuries can range from a simple sprained ankle to an infection, surgery, stroke or heart
Your spine is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae. Each bone is cushioned by a disc that contains a soft jelly-like center that’s protected by a tough exterior referred to as an annulus. This disc allows you to move and bend your spine.
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common types of chronic pain disorders in adults. Women are twice as likely to develop fibromyalgia than men but it can happen to anyone at any age.
Occupational therapy (OT) teaches you how to adapt and perform any tasks whether it be at school, work or home. OT focuses on helping patients improve their daily function and perform daily tasks.
Shoulder pain is unfortunately a common problem. The shoulders ball and socket joint helps give you a great range of motion, but it is known to get dislocated more often than any other joint in the body.
An ankle sprain is an injury which occurs when the ankle rolls, twists or turns in an abnormal way. This tears the bands of ligaments that help hold the ankle structure together.
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a central nervous system disorder that affects movement. People with PD may experience tremors, bradykinesia, limb rigidity, changes in gait and balance. Parkinson’s is caused by a combination of genetics, environmental factors
Deconditioning is a process that can happen after a serious bout of inactivity, or bedrest. Numerous studies have shown that physical therapy and exercise in older adults can increase mobility, decrease risk of falls, and even increase bone mineral density
Hands on therapy has a long history in the field of physical therapy and has many known benefits and long-lasting results. Some ways hands on therapy can help are: Relieving pain, Easing swelling, Inducing relaxation
Posture is an important part of everyday life that many of us tend not to focus on. If your core muscles are weak, you may unknowingly be causing some damage to your body.
Physical therapy is often an important part of treatment, helping patients with M.S improve their function and independence. A course of occupational therapy may also prove useful for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Fibromyalgia is a long term, chronic, and painful condition defined by tenderness and fatigue throughout the body. Physical therapy can help guide you through a program of exercises that can help improve your stamina, flexibility, and range-of-motion.
Physical therapy is a great noninvasive treatment for managing arthritis pain. Occupational therapy can be an important part of recovery for patients, helping them maximize their ability to participate in everyday activities.
Vestibular rehab aims at helping patients who are experiencing symptoms of a vestibular disorder. This can be delivered by a physical therapist who can significantly reduce symptoms related to vertigo and other vestibular conditions.
Physical therapy is a key part of treatment for plantar fasciitis. Your physical therapist can show you specific exercises and stretches to do to improve your range-of-motion and stabilize your gait.
While some cases may require surgery or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy is the primary treatment for a herniated disc.
Our physical therapists can guide you through proper exercises and specialized treatments in order to relieve your joint and muscle pain, increase your strength and flexibility, and improve your overall health.
Physical therapy treatments can help improve your health, but they only work if you apply healthy lifestyle choices in your everyday life, as well. Some tips you can do on your own to become healthier, stronger, and more active include:
Physical therapy is a great treatment option to help you recover from a shoulder injury and to prevent them from occurring in the future. Your physical therapy program will begin with a thorough evaluation where your therapist will pinpoint the cause..
Scoliosis is simply a sideways curvature of the spine. Patients with severe scoliosis may also experience trouble breathing, ribs that noticeably stick out more on one side, and uneven shoulder blades.
By starting small and working smarter we will be able to improve our activities of daily living and our quality of life. Don’t wait until your pain takes over your life.
There is no cure for MS and getting a multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be scary and daunting but getting the right care early can help reduce the severity of symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Treatment for arthritis will also vary depending on the type you have and the symptoms you are experiencing, but physical therapy is often recommended to help provide relief and improve range-of-motion.
Physical therapy is a great noninvasive and effective treatment for carpal tunnel. Therapists will work with you to design a program that will improve your wrists mobility and function.
Occupational therapy can greatly improve the quality of life for you and your loved ones. In addition to a patient’s physical well-being, occupational therapists also focus on any psychological and social factors that need to be addressed.
After an injury or surgery, a rehabilitation program with a physical therapist can help you regain strength, restore flexibility, and improve the range-of-motion in your hip. Your therapist will work with you to design a custom treatment plan..
Exercise and sports are healthy and good for you, but occasionally they can result in injury. Using a combination of different modalities, physical therapists can create a program tailored to your specific injury.
Early intervention is crucial so it’s important to start treatment right away. To find out more about the back and spine treatments we offer, give us a call today to get started with a physical and occupational therapy consultation!
When it comes to tech neck, prevention is the key. If you can take care to avoid putting extra strain on your neck while you are on your mobile devices, you can avoid injuries. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind while scrolling on your phone.
There currently is no cure for fibromyalgia, and treatment is aimed at reducing pain and symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe various medications to regulate your nervous system. Lifestyle changes such as adding in exercise, can also be beneficial.
There are certain precautions you can take to avoid knee pain or injury this summer: Before exercising, warm up by walking, or another low impact activity. Stretch your hamstring, and quadriceps to relieve pressure on your knees.
Physical therapy is the most common treatment for frozen shoulder. Physical therapists will use a combination of modalities to increase the mobility of your shoulder and reduce the stiffness and pain. Treatment may include: Stretches Targeted exercises
There are some tips you can follow to relieve your sciatica pain on your own. These can be done before coming in for treatments, or in tandem with your physical therapy treatments: • Performing gentle stretching exercises. • Avoiding prolonged sitting.
Did you know that over 80% of people across the world will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime? The safest, easiest, and most effective mode of sciatica treatment is through physical therapy.
Your pediatric PT will do their best to keep the sessions fun and engaging. For the most part, it should feel like play. Games can be incorporated to keep the child motivated and happy.
Whatever the cause is, physical therapy can often help reduce pain and treat various neck conditions. Physical therapists are musculoskeletal experts who can help improve your necks mobility and strength.
Here at Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy we offer treatment for different respiratory issues, including rehabilitation for post-covid patients to help them regain their pulmonary health. Our post-covid-19 treatments will be tailored..
At Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy, we are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can, and our movement experts would be more than happy to help you relieve your pain, re-align your body, and get moving once again.
Today occupational therapy is used in a number of different settings and in the treatment of many different issues. Occupational therapists help many on a daily basis engage and participate in activities of daily living.
Living a sedentary life is one of the main reasons why people report having low energy or feeling chronic day-to-day aches. Inactive lifestyles also cause joints to become stiff and can alter the physiological chemical processes within your body.
Early versions of physical therapists, known as reconstruction aides, were trained to work on wounded soldiers. Physical therapy has come a long way since then and is now practiced in a wide array of settings like private practice, hospitals...
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that affects as many as 9 million Americans. Physical therapy, in most minor cases, may be all that’s needed to help your body function more effectively with your alignment issues.
Physical therapy is one of the primary treatments for herniated discs. The goal of physical therapy in terms of treating herniated discs is to reduce pain and inflammation.
Because each case is so unique, treatment with a physical therapist will start with a one-on-one evaluation where they will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your symptoms and needs.
On top of all our preventions to keep our patients safe from getting Covid-19, we also offer post covid-19 rehab. Offering a team occupational and physical therapy approach with emphasis on pulmonary rehab, endurance, and functional skills.
Balance disorders can lead to falls if not managed. Your physical/occupational therapy program will begin with an evaluation where your therapist will examine your risk factors and develop a plan to help keep you safe and maintain your independence.
Sports injuries occur during exercise or while participating in a sport, no matter if its football, baseball, tennis, or even swimming. physical therapist can aid tremendously in your healing and ability to get back to playing the sports you love.
Physical therapy is a great noninvasive treatment to help relieve the symptoms and heal a pinched nerve. Your physical therapist will work with you on an exercise program that will strengthen muscles and relieve nerve compression.
In general, PT is one of the most effective treatments for lower back pain. Aerobic conditioning to improve endurance Strengthening and stretching to improve muscle control Heat and cold therapy to reduce pain and inflammation
Physical therapy is an effective non-invasive treatment for plantar fasciitis. It can help not only reduce the pain but prevent reoccurrence as well. After evaluating your gait, posture, and other factors, your therapist will create a custom treatment plan
Shoulder pain is a common problem that can be uncomfortable and even debilitating. There are many conditions that can cause shoulder pain. Whether it be the result of injury or gradual deterioration, a shoulder rehabilitation program with a PT is effective
Working with a physical therapist can help improve your balance. Because physical therapists are experts in movement, they can spot potential problems with your strength and posture that could be contributing to your balance issues.
Infant Torticollis is when the neck muscles are tighter on one side than the other, which leaves your baby’s head at a tilt. We have specially trained physical therapists that can help you with your pediatric physical therapy needs.
Vestibular rehabilitation is delivered by a trained physical therapist and is designed to handle symptoms of balance and vertigo issues. Some other vertigo treatments include:
Sciatica can be quite painful and uncomfortable but can be managed with physical therapy. A physical therapist will work with you to create a tailored program to help with your specific sciatica symptoms.
Whatever the cause of your hip pain, a rehabilitation program with a physical therapist can usually help. Especially after surgery or injury, a rehabilitation program can help you regain strength, improve flexibility, and increase range-of-motion.
Physical therapy can help you get relief from your knee pain and help you get back to the things you enjoy without discomfort. Your therapy program will begin with an individual assessment to determine your needs and the best course of treatment for you.
With proper treatment scoliosis can be managed, especially if treatment is started early, worsening can be prevented. Physical therapy can be an effective option to treat scoliosis and can even be used in conjunction with more aggressive treatments..
Most people are familiar with Physical therapy, most are less familiar with the closely aligned field of occupational therapy. While physical therapy focuses on improving function and reducing pain, occupational therapy focuses on ADLs.
There are many more reasons one could be experiencing pain and difficulty with their hands. Physical and occupational therapy can help you reduce your pain, become more functional, and help come up with ways to complete your daily tasks with great ease.
Physical therapy is an excellent way to prevent or help combat the effects of osteoporosis. Taking into account your age, overall health, fitness level, and personal risk factors, your physical therapist will develop a program to help you regain strength.
If you are experiencing pain or functional difficulties with your feet, the team at Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy can help. We provide a comprehensive selection of physical therapies to help restore your full range of motion.
Physical therapy is the primary treatment for a frozen shoulder. Specific exercises under the supervision of a physical therapist will help restore motion. Once the therapist has done their initial evaluation, they can put together a treatment plan.
If these at-home treatments don’t work, it is important to consult help from a physical therapist. They can improve your posture, eliminate your pain, and get you back to doing the activities you love to do.
A growing trend in health care, and certainly in our clinic, is In Home physical and occupational therapy. Besides the obvious benefits like ease and convenience, there are many reasons why patients and physicians love In Home therapy.
The way in which you walk can also have an effect on your posture. When you have improper posture, your center of gravity changes. This can cause your balance to decline, which can cause pain when walking, thus creating a vicious cycle of overcompensation.
After a major shoulder injury or surgery, a rehabilitation plan will be employed to help reduce pain and accelerate healing. Shoulder rehabilitation typically consists of targeted exercises and stretches overseen by a trained physical therapist.
Occupational therapy, in addition to physical therapy, can be instrumental in addressing these issues and helping the stroke patient become more independent. The focus of occupational therapy is to help patients re-learn safer and easier ways for ADLs.
At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy, we are able to see patients in the comfort of their homes. Patients receive one on one care which allows us as therapists to be able to focus on individualized goals that cater to patients’ ADLs.
Physical therapy is an important part of treatment for lower back pain. Physical therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on the underlying cause, and symptoms of your back pain.
The spine & shoulders are intricate parts of the body that help us perform functional tasks that are important to everyday living. The spine and shoulders are used every day and when these joints are overused in suboptimal positions they tend to be painful
Structures like the ears, muscles, eyes, and nervous system all play an important role in helping you balance. Physical therapy can actually help you improve your balance with specific exercises. Physical therapists are experts in movement..
Physical therapy is one of the main treatments for herniated discs. Physical therapy can help reduce the discomfort and pain a herniated disc can cause and help you get back to the things you love.
Physical therapy can help retain your body to function better with your particular alignment issues. It can also help you improve your range-of-motion and increase strength in the areas of your body that may have weakened due to your misalignment.
Through physical therapy, a child can improve their range-of-motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns. They will work with the child’s individual goals and difficulties and help them take part in the daily activities they want to do.
Physical therapy is often an important part of recovery and treatment. Through a personalized treatment plan, a physical therapist will work to address the specific symptoms the patient is experiencing, helping them get out of pain and improve ADLs.
Physical therapy can be an invaluable part of recovering from an injury or illness. A well-designed physical therapy treatment plan can help a patient return to their prior level of functioning, and help prevent further injury.
It can sometimes be difficult to determine if your back pain is rooted in your neck. This simple, at-home test can assist you in figuring it out:
Back pain is actually the most commonly reported location of pain across the globe. But how often is the source actually another part of your body?
Did you know you can get Physical and Occupational therapy right in your home? With people staying home more than ever, this is becoming an increasingly popular way to receive therapy.
At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, patients receive a 4-phased approach to their plan of care to help improve their symptoms and restore their mobility.
Physical therapists perform a thorough and detailed assessment to assess the quality of the pain, movements, and overall mobility levels after which therapeutic interventions are established to help achieve functional goals and improve mobility
Physical therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of minor and more serious knee conditions. Treatment with a physical therapist will begin with a personal evaluation and assessment to figure out the best course of treatment to treat your knee condition.
Physical therapy is often the first step in noninvasively treating carpal tunnel and relieving symptoms. Physical therapy focuses on improving wrist mobility and reducing inflammation, relieving pressure on the carpal tunnel.
Whatever the cause, physical therapy is often an effective treatment for lower back pain. Physical therapy can not only help you get relief from back pain but also improve your overall strength and balance.
While dementia, unfortunately, isn’t curable getting the right treatment to manage symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life is important and can help ease what otherwise can be a very distressing situation.
Physical therapy is often recommended as a non-invasive treatment for arthritis symptoms. With the right course of therapy, arthritis pain can be reduced, and quality of life can be improved.
Massage therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions like fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, arthritis, sports and auto-related injuries, and many more. Your therapist will start with an evaluation and determine the best course of treatment.
Besides improving recovery time, and reducing pain, post-operative physical therapy has a number of benefits. Some other advantages include: Minimized scar tissue and reduction of swelling. Improved posture and overall balance and coordination.
Treatment for hip pain will depend on the cause. After injury or surgery, a rehabilitation program with a physical therapist can help you regain strength, restore flexibility, and improve range of motion in your hips.
Physical and occupational therapy can be a crucial component of treatment after stroke to help patients get back on their feet. Physical therapy can help improve balance, coordination, and help the patient to try to relearn simple motor activities.
A consultation with a physical therapist will allow you to address the issues that you’re facing. It is always better to figure out the cause of your pain early on, rather than waiting until it gets worse.
Physical therapy can be used effectively to treat a variety of neck conditions. Neck therapy with a physical therapist will begin with a thorough evaluation to determine the root of your pain and what the best course of treatment is for you.
Physical therapists working with children will do their best to keep the sessions fun and engaging. In fact, it can often look like play.
Physical therapist's sole focus is helping you achieve your highest level of comfort. If you are experiencing daily aches and pains that you just can’t seem to shake, give our office a call today.
An occupational therapist is a trained professional that can implement specific treatments and lifestyle changes to help optimize functional activities. They can help recommend any adjustments or equipment you may need for your home or work environment...
Cardiac rehabilitation refers to a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health especially after instances like a heart attack, heart failure, and heart surgery.
Children might see an occupational therapist for a number of reasons including, delays in fine motor skills, sensory integration issues, other cognitive delays, or just to help them learn basic self-care, like getting dressed.
Hands on therapy refers to a type of physical therapy used to address the source of your discomfort by using manual contact and specific manipulation and movements, to relieve pain and swelling.
In mild cases, Physical therapy can be used to retrain your body to function better with your particular alignment issues. Physical therapy can be used in conjunction with more aggressive treatments to augment results.
Physical therapy is an effective treatment option to help manage diabetes and its related health issues. Physical therapists understand the effects diabetes has on the body and can help you manage your symptoms.
Physical therapy is often one of the first steps in treating carpal tunnel. It’s non-invasive and effective at treating symptoms and preventing their reoccurrence. Treatments are focused on improving mobility and reducing pain and inflammation...
Physical therapy sessions can be used to strengthen the muscles around the knee and make it more stable. Your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to understand your symptoms and any underlying conditions and help you reach your goal
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints that may cause pain or stiffness throughout your day. As therapists, we are professionally trained and educated to help patients move and increase their physical activity in a rehabilitative way.
Rehabilitation with a physical therapist can help you heal and regain mobility and strength. Some common shoulder rehabilitation techniques include manual therapy, targeted exercises, laser therapy, and ultrasound technology.
As we all age, our bodies experience a certain “wear and tear” on cartilage and joints. This can cause inflammation and pain, known as arthritis. According to the American Arthritis Foundation, Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
Many injuries of the foot and ankle can be treated without surgery. Physical therapy can help you recover and relieve pain if you are suffering from a foot or ankle condition.
If you are experiencing neck pain or tech neck, physical therapy is a great resource to help you get some relief. Using techniques like ultrasound, manipulation, massage, and various stretches and exercise, a physical therapist can help you reduce pain
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based form of treatment delivered by a specially trained physical therapist. Most patients with peripheral vertigo experience substantial relief from their symptoms with physical therapy.
Massage therapy can be used to help relieve tension from herniated discs. After a thorough examination, your therapist will put together a program tailored to your symptoms and needs.
Losing your balance can be scary and can lead to serious falls and injuries. Gait training is highly effective at helping patients improve their posture and stabilize their footing, preventing falls.
Manual therapy can be broken up into two categories, soft tissue work, and mobilization and manipulation. Soft tissue work is a type of treatment that involves the physical therapist placing pressure on different muscles and soft tissues.
A physical or occupational therapist can fit you with a splint or brace to help you immobilize the area. They can also work with you on specific exercises and stretches, helping you strengthen muscles and relieve nerve compression.
There are many benefits to post-operative physical therapy. Therapy can facilitate a smoother recovery and better healing. Through therapy, you can minimize the risk of blood clots and scarring and improve the patient’s overall health and coordination.
Patients with arthritis can also benefit from occupational therapy in which they will learn how to manage everyday tasks. Physical therapy combines specific exercises that are tailored to people with arthritis and different pain-relieving treatments.
Therapeutic lasers can be used with great success to treat post-surgically, or after an injury. They can be used in combination with other physical therapy treatments to help you recover faster.
The longer you let neck pain linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops.
Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain.
Physical therapy is a great natural alternative treatment for fibromyalgia pain. It can help you manage your fibromyalgia symptoms and improve your quality of life. Physical therapy treatment can include anything from exercises& stretches to reduce pain.
After an injury or surgery, a physical rehabilitation program can help you regain strength, and restore flexibility and range of motion in your hips. Through modalities like exercise, heat and cold therapy, and laser treatment, pain can be reduced.
If you are experiencing sciatic symptoms, physical therapy is a safe and effective treatment that can help reduce pain and prevent a recurrence. Your therapist can help improve your overall function and range of motion.
Physical therapists take the necessary steps to restore your movement, comfort, and pain that may be occurring due to frozen shoulder.
Physical therapy can be crucial in helping a patient with MS improve their function and independence. Your therapist will help address any weakness or range of motion issues you may be experiencing.
Physical therapy can help reduce your plantar fasciitis pain and reduce recurrence. Your physical therapist will examine your movement, posture, and mobility and create a personalized treatment plan to help you.
Physical Therapy dates back to 460 B.C. where Hippocrates introduced the idea of pain management through manual therapy. However, it wasn’t until WW1 and the Polio Epidemic where Physical Therapy began to gain popularity.
Vinod Somareddy, PT of Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy in NYC, is a hugely successful PT owner of many years and has seen many challenges, but it took the COVID pandemic for him to reconsider how he marketed his clinic and kept Patients safe.
By performing specific head movements, your physical therapist can move the crystals around in your inner ear that are causing vertigo. They can also help you with a series of exercises called Cawthorne exercises which can help decrease the symptoms.
The goal of occupational therapy is to get the patient doing the things they need to do to better take care of themselves. Occupational therapists specialize in helping patients regain skills, so they can complete everyday tasks.
Treatment of shoulder pain with a physical therapist usually includes a program of exercises and stretches to help improve strength and range of motion. Using other techniques like myofascial release, electrical stimulation, and laser therapy.
Treatment for neck pain can include manual therapy and manipulation, massage therapy, ultrasound technology, and electrical stimulation. Your treatment may also include making lifestyle changes, like adjusting your desk or chair.
When working with a physical therapist, you may also be guided through different lifestyle changes that you can make that can help you begin to overcome your back pain with everyday activities.
Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced. Just about everyone deals with low back pain at one point in their life. For those, seeking support from a physical therapist could significantly improve quality of life.
Physical therapy is often an important part of any treatment plan for back pain. A physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan based the underlying cause of your pain.
There unfortunately is no cure for dementia, but physical and occupational therapy can be used to greatly improve the person’s quality of life. Participating in physical therapy can help to slow the cognitive decline in patients with dementia.
Whatever your sports injury is, physical therapy can help you recover. A physical therapist will help you devise a treatment plan around any injury sustained. Some treatments a physical therapist can use to aid healing are electrical stimulation..
Physical therapy can play a crucial role in the management of your neuropathy, helping you reduce pain and restore function. Due to the multiple causes of neuropathy, treatment will vary.
Working with a physical therapist can help you identify the best treatment methods for tendinitis. Your PT can also help you identify the best range of motion and strength-building activities to reduce your likelihood of developing tendinitis.
Laser therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. The availability of multiple treatment heads offers additional flexibility for the clinician. This allows the laser treatment to be customized to fit the patient’s specific needs.
Physical therapy can help you retrain your body to function effectively with your alignment issues (scoliosis). A physical therapist can help you improve strength in the parts of the body that may have weakened due to misalignment.
A physical therapist can help identify potential issues with posture or form that may increase your risk for injury, help identify potential injuries as they develop, and assess the severity of and best treatment options for those injuries fast
Physical therapists are like well-trained detectives when it comes to identifying the causes of pain.
These are just several examples of how you could incorporate more activity into your lifestyle without making many large changes to your way of life. If you feel that your physical health or an old injury is holding you back from being active, contact us.
Kinesio Taping is used frequently in physical therapy to treat a variety of conditions such as back strains, neck aches, shoulder injuries, knee pain, and sports injuries.
Balance in many ways works on the same principles. There are some activities that you do every day because you have to do them — work often falls into this category, as do household chores. But what about the activities that you simply love to do?
I like OT for the variety of areas we treat our patients. We don’t just look at the physical aspect of a person. We also focus on their cognitive and emotional aspects as well. Treating the patient as a whole person and not just a diagnosis.
Occupational therapists specialize in helping patients regain skills, so they can complete everyday tasks. For example, a geriatric client may need help accomplishing and re-learning basic skills like walking and grooming.
If you are suffering from an orthopedic injury, let our experienced team of therapists help you. Our therapists will work with you to develop a program tailored to your needs.
Patients benefit from physical therapy because we can maximize their potential towards full recovery in most cases. We help them to get back to those physical activities that enhance their life as well as improve the quality of their life.
For peripheral vertigo, one of the most effective treatments includes partial repositioning movements, known as the Epley maneuver. This can be done by a physical therapist.
Physical therapy can be used to treat pinched nerves and help heal the surrounding body parts. Physical therapists are experts in movement and can show you the right way to carry out exercises that can strengthen muscles and relieve compression.
As my college instructors would say “Movement is Medicine”. As PTs we use all sorts of therapeutic exercises, modalities and manual techniques to reduce and alleviate pain.
Physical therapy can help you manage your arthritis symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Your therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and the symptoms you are experiencing.
I genuinely enjoy getting to know my clients and learn what motivates them so I can tailor my treatments. I'm constantly thinking about how I can make a session more interesting for them. Sometimes it can be a challenge but I'm always up for it!
Physical therapy is an effective tool for treating neck and shoulder pain. A physical therapist will help pinpoint the cause of your pain through certain diagnostic techniques like range-of-motion tests.
Physical therapy is often used as an effective method of treating back pain, especially where surgery was needed. Physical therapy can help you regain strength, increase range of motion, and stimulate healing.
Physical Therapy programs can help patients return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury, and improve overall health and wellbeing.
There, unfortunately, is no cure for fibromyalgia. Treatment is geared toward managing symptoms. Physical therapy is an effective option for treating most fibromyalgia symptoms. Physical therapists have a wide range of tools and exercises to manage this.
The primary treatment for herniated discs is physical therapy. When dealing with a herniated disc, the goal of the physical therapist is to reduce pain and inflammation and improve the quality of life of their patient.
The foot and ankle are made up of an intricate, interconnected network of bones, tendons, and ligaments. They are also weight-bearing so, damage to these parts of the body can be quite disabling. A physical therapist can help!
If you choose Telehealth as an option, you will have very effective and meaningful therapy sessions! We are offering telehealth because we want to be sure that all our patients stay active, mobile and healthy during this time.
A physical therapist will perform an assessment and find out what exercises are the best and safest for you! When a person’s body does not move for a long period of time, they can suffer a loss of strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and mobility.
At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, our team has considerable experience using physical therapy interventions to speed healing following an injury. We also have state-of-the-art technology, like Anti-Gravity Treadmills to help heal faster!
As the situation with COVID -19 continues to evolve, we are keenly aware of the impact it has on our patient’s daily lives and mobility. Reddy Care has always held the safety and well being of our patients as our top priority.
The earlier you can seek treatment the better. Physical therapy can be very effective in treating shoulder injuries. There are many treatments available through your physical therapist that can help you manage or wholly eliminate your shoulder pain.
Physical therapists can develop a tailored program based on the body parts being affected by your diabetes.
n addition to our pulmonary program, Reddy Care is offering a Covid-19 Rehabilitation Program. Rehabilitating patients with the decreased ability to breathe and function is often a neglected area of healthcare. Our Covid-19 program also includes OT!
There, unfortunately, is no cure for dementia, but using physical and occupational therapy, a patient can greatly improve their quality of life. In many cases, treatment with a physical therapist has been shown to slow the cognitive decline in patients.
Back and neck pain are two of the most common issues that American adults experience, putting a huge physical and economic burden on working Americans by being both two of the leading needs for medical intervention.
Physical therapy evaluation and treatment for pulmonary deficits, endurance and mobility training with a device as needed. Pulmonary rehab includes retraining of breathing patterns, breathing exercises and education.
Very often a physical therapist will be needed to get your knee back in shape. A physical therapist can work with you to strengthen the muscles around the knee, helping to make it more stable.
Working with a physical therapist after a spinal cord injury can help increase range of motion, alleviate pain, and promote a healthy recovery, ensuring the best outcome.
Physical therapy is one of the few branches of medicine that focuses on the wellbeing of a person, we help our patients in a wide range of issues including not only pain but also helping them to stand and walk better, help with balance..
Your treatment plan with a physical therapist will vary greatly depending on the surgery that was done and your specific goals. Most often, it includes exercises to help regain muscle strength, and stretches to improve flexibility and range of motion.
Reddy Care has put together a post Covid-19 rehabilitation program for patients to improve their breathing and reach their goals! We offer a one-on-one individualized disease-specific plan of care, in which all therapy is performed by a Licensed PT.
Physical therapist are experts on the body and how the musculoskeletal system works. They can help optimize the healing process and strengthen tissue. They will begin with a thorough evaluation and get to the root of what is causing your neck pain.
For stroke survivors, physical and occupational therapy will be an ongoing process to maintain and relearn skills and could involve working with specialists for months or years after the stroke.
We understand that there is no worse feeling than being “short of breath”. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy is designed to slow down and minimize progression of the debilitating symptoms of lung disease..
Physical therapy is not a job in which you are doing the same things over and over again. I can meet different people and address different dysfunctions that they have. As a therapist, I would not use same exercises and manual therapy for all my patients.
Symptoms of certain neurological diseases can be managed by treatment with a physical therapist. For example, patients with Alzheimer’s, by participating in physical therapy, can experience a slow in the decline of cognitive function.
Reddy Care has always held the safety and well-being of our patients as our top priority. We continue to do so now more than ever. Our philosophy is to promote wellness and prevent decline.
Your physical therapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your symptoms and the cause of your pain. Back pain treatment will generally include exercises and stretches to improve muscle control, and aerobic conditioning.
Patient treatment benefits depend on the nature of the condition, we work to decrease pain, increase muscle strength, improve joint mobility, improving the balance, coordination, and prevention of Falls.
Physical therapy is a safe and effective treatment for sciatica pain. Your treatment may include an exercise program of strengthening, stretching and aerobic conditioning.
On top of all of Reddy Care's advanced technology, we also use other methods of treatment for balance discorders including balance pads and floor obstacles to ensure all of our patients reach their goals!
After a hip injury or surgery, getting the right rehabilitation program is imperative to a fast recovery. Physical therapists are experts at this, they provide the tools to improve a patient’s mobility and strength.
A majority of patients see great relief from their vertigo after a few sessions with a physical therapist.
Physical therapists are experts in motion and can help with a tailored program of exercises and stretches to help the patient improve mobility, flexibility and balance. Through a process called gait training, a physical therapist can improve gait.
My favorite part of physical therapy is the interaction I get to have with all different kinds of people and of all of ages. It's amazing to see how people progress through their treatments.
Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain develops is to speak with a physical therapist.
A physical therapist knows the way that the nervous system works, making it possible to identify the potential causes of pain, even if the pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way.
OT can help you if you can’t take care of yourself and do things like get washed, dressed, brush your teeth, feed yourself, or comb your hair. It can help you if you’re unable to do what you need to around your home such as prepare a meal, an OT can help!
Reddy Care is beginning to offer this service to their patients to ensure that they continue care during this pandemic. Our Physical and Occupational Therapists have the ability to video conference (a two-way video) their patients for their visits.
If you are experiencing plantar fasciitis pain, physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments. A physical therapist can develop a program to help you reduce pain and promote healing of the tissue.
Physical Therapy is very effective in the majority of cases, in helping the patient retrain their body to function more effectively with their alignment issues.
Our care, helping you exercise and stay active, has been proven to release endorphins, which leaves you feeling happier and more energized. I think we can all agree that it is a very good thing right now.
Essential mobility, exercise, and rehabilitation to PREVENT and REDUCE physical problems are key to prevent hospitalization and pain. Muscle weakness can reduce hours after immobility and lead to immediate illness.
I love being a part of the Reddy Care team because everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I have made some great friends at Reddy Care which makes work fun.
Having built my practice from the ground up in 2003, to now having two locations as well as a dedicated home care team and a staff of over 60 physical therapists; I thought it might be appropriate to share some of my tips on management that have helped me.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a pinched nerve, it’s important to seek treatment quickly. Long-term pressure on a nerve can lead to more chronic problems. Here at Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy we have an expert team of physical therapists
An occupational therapist can help you during this time by not only providing exercises to help you heal and recover your strength and range of motion but to also show you how to manage throughout your recovery period.
The team here at Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy has extensive experience in helping patients restore balance. If you or a loved one is experiencing balance issues, give us a call today to schedule a consultation. Don’t delay, get started with y
My favorite condition to treat as a physical therapist is gait and balance problems. I love helping patients to be safer and more functional to prevent falls.
Although occupational and physical therapists often work hand in hand addressing similar conditions and issues, they are two different disciplines with some primary distinctions.
At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we have an expert team of physical therapists that will help you pinpoint and diagnose the cause of your shoulder pain and get you on a program to manage and alleviate symptoms.
Occupational therapy (OT) teaches you how to adapt. An occupational therapist can train you on how to adapt your movements (reaching, eating, getting dressed..) or do tasks in a new way to help you complete the activity efficiently.
Something as simple as getting your clothing out of the dresser, or pulling your favorite pot or pan out of the cabinet, can be dangerous if you no longer have the balance or strength you once did. An occupational therapist can help!
Shoulder injuries can be debilitating and put people out of commission. A physical therapist can pinpoint the needs of the patient while using his/her skill set and knowledge to help an injured shoulder recover and restore function.
Physical therapy is often recommended to help patients with arthritis maintain mobility and increase range of motion. Through certain exercises, a physical therapist can help you restore joint usage and strength.
Some of the treatments for fibromyalgia that a physical therapist will try may include, a tailored cardiovascular program of low impact movement to get the body moving, and muscle strengthening and range of motion exercises.
An OT can address your energy level, or endurance, and make recommendations to prevent you from tiring while preparing the meal. Don’t give up on cooking for your family or yourself, work with an OT.
As far as Reddy care goes, it is an easy company to work for and I truly feel they respect their therapists and the job we do. There aren't many agencies like that.
An OT can show you how to get laundry safely to and from the basement, how to fold clothes without becoming exhausted, and remove clothes from washer and dryer without falling over.
Gait training with a physical therapist takes it further, they are experts in movement, trained to recognize any abnormalities or issues with the way you walk.
My favorite part about being an Occupational Therapist is seeing a patient achieve a goal or do something that they weren't able to do before, especially when it is something meaningful that they have been striving towards.
For someone experiencing knee pain or a knee injury, physical therapy is often a great treatment option. A physical therapist will work with the patient, developing a tailored program to help them restore their knees to optimum health.
Physical therapists are movement experts and can spot potential problems with your strength or posture which may be contributing to any of your balance issues and help you correct it.
At Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy’s Farmingdale location, as part of your work hardening program, we are an authorized WorkSTEPS provider.
A Physical therapist can complete a thorough evaluation for your neck pain which includes a subjective portion where you answer questions that help identify where your symptoms are coming from.
Most people aren’t aware of how an occupational therapist can help those with vision loss. An OT can recommend modifications to your home, assistive devices to help magnify reading materials, or phones designed for those who have difficulty seeing.
Physical therapy can start anywhere from a few hours up to a few days post-op, depending on the circumstances. The first step in your rehabilitation with a physical therapist will be a thorough evaluation where goals will be discussed.
The benefits of exercises for people with normal lungs are well known, but extra benefits are found in people who have respiratory diseases. It has been noted that patients with respiratory diseases who train demonstrate improved exercise tolerance.
Physical therapy can be an instrumental tool in the management of Neuropathy and is a great non-invasive option. A physical therapist can create a tailored program based on the patient’s needs and specific symptoms.
Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy's extensive team of over 75 carefully chosen Physical and Occupational Therapists are highly trained to provide comprehensive and compassionate care in the home and clinic.
If you are experiencing greater difficulty getting around your home, consider having an occupational therapist visit you to help keep you safe and on your feet!
Physical therapy can help reduce pain and rebuild strength in the affected area. A physical therapist will develop a special program for the patient based on their needs and goals.
If you or a loved one are experiencing the painful symptoms connected to Multiple Sclerosis, occupational therapy is able to help. Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that specializes in improving the quality of life of those with a disability.
Physical therapy is a great non-invasive way to treat Carpal Tunnel and alleviate the symptoms connected with it. A physical therapist will use hands-on treatments that mobilize tight joints and stretch tight ligaments.
An occupational therapist can teach you how to safely get in and out of your shower, get dressed without exhausting yourself, cook dinner for your family without falling or dropping anything, or feed yourself if you have a hard time holding things.
Massage therapy is not only done at a spa by a massage therapist but can also be done in a medical setting by a physical therapist
Physical therapists can use a wide arrange of therapy to help your ankle heal. The ankles are an important structure of the body, they help provide the support necessary to carry your weight and walk around.
For most stroke patients, rehabilitation mainly involves physical and occupational therapy. Another important component for stroke patients is occupational therapy. The main goal of OT is to teach the patient to relearn daily activities.
When you work with a physical therapist to overcome back pain as a result of degenerative disc disease, your physical therapist will begin by strengthening core muscle groups, which includes the abdominal wall, and will provide you with targeted massage an
Physical Therapy can be very helpful for infants diagnosed with torticollis. Parents tend to worry when they think something is wrong with their child, however, torticollis is often easily treated.
There’s a fundamental link between your gait, or the way you walk, and your ability to keep your balance while you are moving. A physical therapist can evaluate a patient and help improve the way they walk and develop a personalized treatment plan for them
New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make.
Why suffer in pain and discomfort when physical therapy has the tools to reduce your shoulder pain and get you back to continue those everyday activities you love doing.
One out of three adults (those aged 65 or older) falls every year but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.
Physical Therapists can help patients avoid the need for hip surgery by helping them regain freedom of motion and freedom from pain.
Our physical therapists want to help seniors gain their independence back. It is important to start physical therapy as soon as the warning signs of frailty and deconditioning become present.
A good physical therapy program can help maintain your physical abilities, as well as maximize your potential for enjoying normal activities. It is important to keep in mind that not all physical therapy is the same.
55% of all falls take place inside the home. Many times patients don't seek fall prevention until having already fallen. The goal of physical therapy at home for seniors is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain and increase mobility.
The goal of physical therapy for foot pain is to find the source of the problem. Physical therapy provides relief through hands-on techniques to restore joints and soft tissue to a more normal state.
Occupational Therapy is the specific form of therapy addressed to helping individuals improve their ability to participate in and accomplish everyday activities.
A physical therapist can use modalities such as ultrasound and TENS and manual interventions such as massage, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and joint manipulations to decrease pain and improve mobility.
Muscle weakness, especially in the legs, is one of the most important risk factors. Older people with weak muscles are more likely to fall than are those who maintain their muscle strength, as well as their flexibility and endurance.
A physical therapy program is constructed for each individual based on the limitations they are experiencing. A number of studies have shown that balance, strength, and gait training may be utilized to successfully reduce fall risk in this population.
Had to shovel a lot of snow lately? We’ve got your back! Snow is heavy, and if you haven’t been hitting the gym regularly, you may be waking up to some aches and pains. Luckily, we have some tips that can help you dig yourself out more safely!
A physical therapist can then design a plan of care individualized to your needs to address the specific limitations by using exercises to strengthen your muscles or increase your mobility, manual techniques to decrease your pain, and additional exercises
Many of these risk factors are preventable. As obvious as it may sound, a lack of knowledge about risk factors and how to prevent them contributes to many falls. Some people believe that falls are a normal part of aging, and as such are not preventable.
Millions of Americans live with the difficulties of Arthritis. Learn more about Arthritis and how you can take control of your pain.
Lower back pain affects millions of Americans annually. The costs are climbing with missed work, down time and overall lack of effectiveness in people with lower back pain.
Throughout the day, concentrate on keeping your three natural back curves in balanced alignment. Keep your weight in control; excess weight exerts a constant forward pull on the back muscles, causing the muscles in the abdomen to stretch and weaken.
Did you know slouching has a bad effect on your over health and a contributor to your physical pain? Avoid staying in one position for long periods; inactivity causes muscle tension and weakness.
Chondromalacia patella, also know as, “runner’s knee,” is a common injury that we see today, specifically in young females. A physical therapist helps to restore the balance between the quad muscles and retract the patella to its original location.
Patients are amazed at how good they feel when walking or running on the Alter G Treadmill. Patients who have not been able to walk or run due to injuries now can do so without pain.
If you suspect you are at increased risk for ACL injury, you may want to find an ACL Injury Prevention Program or Sports Performance program to evaluate what you have to work on to avoid injury.
Research indicates that physical therapy combined with medical management enhances function and independence and reduces disability. While there is no cure for arthritis, people can learn techniques to reduce pain and limitations.
Using proper body mechanics can help prevent muscle and joint discomfort this holiday season
A cortisone injection may be effective as a quick fix, but it is not a permanent solution to the problem. And if it is used, it should be used in conjunction with a physical therapy treatment plan.
A Physical Therapist can make an enormous difference to your quality of life if you suffer from arthritis. A physical therapist will help you learn more about your arthritis and avoiding pain.
It is import to understand when stress is manageable and when it is not. Learning coping mechanisms when feeling overwhelmed can help to heal your body faster. The following techniques can help to manage stress and speed up your recovery:
Common symptoms associated with arthritis include; Pain, Stiffness, Swelling, and loss of motion. This becomes problematic because in addition to becoming less active and having a harder time doing the things you love to do,
For each area of concern, a physical therapist can evaluate the problem and design an individualized program of care to improve your function and enable you to manage your symptoms more effectively.
You can do simple stretches any time of the day, and in the comfort of your own home. Do not overexert or overextend, but do try to stretch out your muscles at least a few times a day.
Kinesis will help the balance, flexibility, and strength in everyone, whether you are a mature individual with physiological limitations or an athlete training for competition.
Taping can be useful in positioning the shoulder joint in a more functional position, which helps to decrease pain and eliminate the extra stress that may be placed on the muscles and tendons of the shoulder as they try to stabilize it.
Regular physical activity makes your heart stronger. A stronger heart can pump more blood with less effort. If your heart can work less to pump, the force on your arteries decreases, lowering your blood pressure.
The office workout is a time-efficient way to include exercise into your busy schedule. But how effective is it? Research suggests that even a modest amount of resistance training can be enough to stimulate your metabolism.
For many young players, baseball is a rite of passage in schoolyards and fields. But in their attempts to throw the farthest and fastest, Little Leaguers put themselves at major risk of arm and shoulder injuries according to the APTA.
A group of pain researchers at McGill University Health Center (MUHC) did a longitudinal study, now published in the Journal of Neuroscience to find out if you can reverse these changes in the brain by alleviating chronic low back pain.
Exercise is an important part of managing diabetes. Regular physical activity can lower your need for medications, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and help manage glucose levels.
Common gardening tasks, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints, especially for seniors or those who are normally sedentary.
Do headaches tend to weigh you down? Do they hamper your productivity by preventing you from accomplishing what you need to do at work or at home? Do they hinder you from living the way you want to?
Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify whether or not your headaches may be the result of neck pain or strain. One of the most common causes of headaches due to neck pain is forward head position.
Our Physical Therapists are trained to find the source of your BPPV and to remove the otoconia from the semicircular canals using canalith repositioning maneuvers.
Physical therapy intervention can help to decrease low back pain, increase activity and confidence and improve overall health status.
We at Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy provide skilled and trained physical and occupational therapists who would love to help make your home safe.
Research has shown that fall prevention in the elderly can be supported through the use of physical therapy.
Physical Therapists can help patients avoid the need for surgery by helping them regain freedom of motion and freedom from pain.
Once a joint is showing arthritic changes or degeneration, it is true that degeneration will not reverse.
Knee arthritis is usually associated with inactivity secondary to increased pain. With inactivity, we typically see a decline in muscle strength, making activities that depend on strength more difficult.
Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery or prolonged medication.
Building core strength can improve your posture and may protect you from lower back pain.
One in four people above the age of 65 ends up falling at least once a year. A fall is defined as an unplanned and unexpected contact with the supporting surface.
We need to be realistic and not expect our bodies to go from inactivity most of the week to all out intensity on the weekend.
Having established the importance of hip flexion at the beginning of the flight phase we must now ascertain the amplitude of this movement.
Have you been suffering from hip pain that makes your daily activities difficult to perform? I
A new study published in the journal Spine showed Medicare patients who received physical therapy in the acute phase following an episode of low back pain were less likely to receive epidural steroid injections, lumbar surgery, or frequent MD visits.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that lifting injuries accounted for about 34 % of sick days in 2013. BLS also showed that the back was the leading body part affected, making up 18.2% of total cases in 2013.
Are you pregnant? Having lower back pain? Wishing this baby will just hurry up and get here so you can stop being in pain? Don’t wish this special time away. Physical therapists at Reddy Care can help YOU!
School just started! Make sure your child’s backpack isn’t doing too much damage.
Unfortunately, sitting is inevitable and may be harmful to the lower back. If you are sitting all day-especially in a chair not designed for your body- it is only a matter of time before you encounter lower back pain.
Choosing between heat and cold therapy depends on the type of injury.
The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors.
If you are looking to burn more fat, then certain machines may be more effective. One study compared men and women exercising on six different types of cardio machines.
If you're planning a trip, watch your back. Travel can also be the cause of low back pain. Air travel, in particular, is hazardous to spinal health.
Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches and pains.
Plantar fasciitis can resolve with conservative management including Physical Therapy, orthotics, splinting, anti-inflammatory/pain medication and steroid injections at times.
Ever wonder why chronic pain doesn't get better despite all your therapy and medications?
"Movement is in essence medicine for both the mind and body and is indeed a healthier choice for those suffering from chronic pain," said Dr. Raghunath.
Sciatica is one of the most common problems noted in the elderly population due to weakening of bones and muscles, which can result in tremendous lower back and leg pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions prevalent in the general population. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.
When you are experiencing regular back pain—especially if you are experiencing back pain while walking—you should consider ways that you can reduce back pain by taking small steps to support your back.
Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day out in the sun, or after an afternoon of trying to keep up with household chores, sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us.
Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries, and age, however, pain can flare-up.
The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints.
Most people with whiplash get better within a few weeks by following a treatment plan that includes pain medication and Physical therapy in the form of exercise
If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a deeper issue. Your minor aches and pinched nerves could be symptomatic of deeper issues. You might be facing sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable.
As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lifetime.
Hypertension has been shown to be a major health concern in the middle age as well as the older adult population. It is a symptomless “silent killer” that quietly damages blood vessels and leads to serious health problems.
If you suffer from low back pain that lasts longer than a couple of weeks, your doctor will probably refer you to a physical therapist.
Occupational Therapist's exercises to improve your dexterity at home. Don’t forget alternate hands for an extra challenge!
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality that helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing and soft tissue repair through photo-bio-stimulation.
Occupational Therapist's tips to minimize your risk of a fall at home.
Patients with Parkinson's symptoms can enhance their treatment by doing what's called gait training at home. This involves practicing new ways to stand, walk, and turn.
Physical therapists also strive to evaluate and treat conditions that if not handled, can lead to surgery or further injury.
The knee is a complex joint, in the United States, knee pain is responsible for about 1/3 of all doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain. Some of the most common reasons for knee pain are swollen or torn ligaments, meniscus (cartilage) tears, and runner’s
With a video screen mounted at eye level, therapists and patients have an amazing communication tool at their fingertips! Concepts like posture and shifting your center of gravity were once thought to be difficult to explain and teach, are now practical!
Our In-Home physical therapy program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are prone to falls or have sustained a fall to work on improving their balance and have a personalized approach to help improve their overall physical activity.
The importance of exercise in preventive medicine cannot be overemphasized. Exercise is also important in improving athletic performance among athletes and in maintaining cardiopulmonary fitness.
As we age, our balance declines if it isn’t practiced and this can result in falls. Every year more than one in three people age 65 years or older fall, and the risk increases with age. A simple fall can cause a serious fracture of the hip, pelvis, spine,
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck.
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee joint.
If you suffer from low back pain that lasts longer than a couple of weeks, your doctor will probably refer you to a physical therapist.
If you are an athlete, you know the amount of dedication that it takes. Whether you’re preparing for a marathon, competition, recital, or big game, the amount of training and preparation is extensive.
Each year about one-third of all people over the age of 65 will fall. Many of these falls result in broken bones. Some common causes of falls include outdoor and indoor hazards as well as certain lifestyle behaviors.
Do your fingers hurt when you try to open a jar? Hand osteoarthritis could be to blame. If you have this condition, pain and stiffness in your joints can make some basic tasks a whole lot harder.
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Have you been suffering from chronic pain, or pain lasting longer than three months? If so, you are not alone.
Total Knee Replacements constitute one of the most common surgeries performed by orthopedic surgeons.
We know exercise is good for the body, however, do we really know what effects it has on certain mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, etc?
As a new parent, we look forward to our child’s milestones; when will they roll, sit, creep, crawl, and after a while, walk, run and play.
Some women develop pelvic pain in pregnancy and this is referred to as pelvic girdle pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that can result in joint pain and damage throughout your body.
The hips and knees are both very commonly reported areas of discomfort.
Cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck, though a person feels the pain in their head, cervicogenic headaches are secondary headaches.
Exercise is an excellent, non-drug way to improve your well-being and reduce challenging behaviors in people living with dementia. The important thing is to find exercises that are enjoyable and safe for their ability level.
Do you experience tired, sore, or achy muscles throughout the day? Are you recovering from an injury or surgical procedure? Do you have a condition that brings pain to your bones or joints?
At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy, we believe that patients and individuals should be able to function at their utmost potential.
It is no secret that pain is an annoyance that can sometimes hinder your quality of life. However, it can also be your body’s way of sending you a message.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and localized tenderness. The cause of FM is unknown, but genetics may play a role.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition.
Your spine is a complex part of the body.
Text neck is a modern age term coined to describe repeated stress injury and pain in the neck resulting from excessive watching or texting on handheld devices over a sustained period of time.
Pain in the Achilles tendon is a condition which occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.
The plantar fascia is a broad, flat ligament that travels from the base of the heel bone to the ball of the foot, and its purpose is to help support the longitudinal arch of the foot.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.
Do you ever wake up feeling stiff and achy, as if your body is being weighed down by a pile of bricks?
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions prevalent in the general population.
If you have arthritis, you know how debilitating it can be. It affects millions of people and is the most commonly reported chronic illness across the nation.
Dizziness is a very common problem and it is one of the most common causes of physician visits and hospitalizations among older adults of 65 years and above.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow channel which contains important structures in our hands including nerves.
Musculoskeletal disorders have been implicated for about 31 % of workplace injuries according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Visual impairment for seniors is a significant health concern for the older population.
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by a decrease in bone density (mass and quality). It is a disorder in which bones become increasingly porous and brittle leading to increased risk of fracture.
Stretching is an important part of physical therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions.
Low back pain is a common cause of disability and handicap in the world today and it is documented that about 80 percent of Americans suffer from low back pain in their lifetime.
Arthritis simply put is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Common signs and symptoms include morning pain and stiffness, which gets better with walking, decreased range of motion, and pain while carrying basic activities.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease which is caused as a result of cartilage breakdown around the articulating surfaces of bone.
Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world?
For many of us, staying in shape can turn into an “all-or-nothing” attitude. Maybe we had a long day at work, or maybe we have to drive our kids to their extracurricular activities, or maybe it’s dark and cold and we simply don’t want to put in the effort.
Arthritis can sometimes serve as a bit of an umbrella term. It is used to describe over 100 different types of joint pain and joint disease experienced by millions of people.
Do you suffer from chronic aches and pains? If so, then you’re not alone.
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people cite for making an appointment with a physical therapist.
Massage therapy can be performed by an occupational therapist and can help a patient improve their ADLs (activities of daily living). This type of manual therapy can reduce pain and tension and improve range of motion in many of our patient's conditions.
Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key to avoiding an injury. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy.
For the estimated 85 million weekend bicycle enthusiasts and competitive riders in the United States, the risk of a bicycle-related injury may increase with an ill-fitting bicycle, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).