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Do you Struggle with Daily Activities?

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.

Feb 20th, 2020
Meet our OT, Alex!

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.

Feb 20th, 2020
Gait Training

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.

Feb 19th, 2020
Physical Therapy Can Help Your Knee Injury!

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.

Feb 19th, 2020
Life Alert Systems

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.

Feb 18th, 2020
Pain in the Neck!

 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.

Feb 11th, 2020
Occupational Therapist Can Help Those With Vision Loss

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.

Feb 11th, 2020
How can Post-operative Care Help You?

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.

Feb 10th, 2020
Physical Therapy and its role in Respiratory Diseases

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.

Feb 10th, 2020
Neuropathy and Physical Therapy

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.

Feb 6th, 2020
Reddy Care In-Home Therapy

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.  

Feb 4th, 2020
Occupational Therapy In Your Home!

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!

Feb 4th, 2020
Orthopedic Injuries

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.

Feb 4th, 2020
Occupational Therapy helps Multiple Sclerosis

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.

Jan 29th, 2020
What is carpal tunnel?

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. 

Jan 28th, 2020
How can an occupational therapist help you?

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.

Jan 27th, 2020
Ankle Rehabilitation

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.

Jan 15th, 2020
Objectives for Stroke Rehab

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.

Jan 15th, 2020
Understanding your Back Pain

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

Jan 10th, 2020
What is Torticollis?

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. 

Jan 9th, 2020
Personalized Balance Program

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

Jan 8th, 2020
Your SMART New Year’s Resolution

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.

Dec 30th, 2019
Shoulder Rehabilitation

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.

Dec 27th, 2019
Falls Among Older Adults

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. 

Dec 26th, 2019
You Deserve the Best Physical Therapy!

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.

Dec 26th, 2019
Most Falls Occur In The Home

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.

Dec 26th, 2019
Foot and Ankle Pain

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.

Dec 25th, 2019
What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is the specific form of therapy addressed to helping individuals improve their ability to participate in and accomplish everyday activities.

Dec 17th, 2019
PT Can Reduce Your Back Pain!

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.

Dec 16th, 2019
Physical Therapy for General Weakness & Deconditioning

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.

Dec 9th, 2019
Diabetes can contribute to a fall.

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.

Dec 8th, 2019
Injury Prevention Tips for Snow Shovelers

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!

Dec 3rd, 2019
Transitioning from a Single Point Cane to no Assistive Device.

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

Dec 2nd, 2019
Don’t Fall For Pain

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.

Nov 27th, 2019
The Hidden Solution to Lower Back 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. 

Nov 22nd, 2019
Essentials for Good Posture

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.

Nov 21st, 2019
Runner’s Knee

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.

Nov 19th, 2019
Afraid That You are at Risk for an ACL Injury?

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.

Nov 13th, 2019
Protecting Your Joints 

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.

Nov 11th, 2019
Do Cortisone Shots Really Make Things Better?

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.

Nov 11th, 2019
Prenatal & Postpartum Care

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.

Oct 30th, 2019
Kinesis Technogym

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. 

Oct 30th, 2019
Reliable Therapy for Shoulder Pain  

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.

Oct 30th, 2019
Lower Your Blood Pressure in 40 Minutes!

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.

Oct 30th, 2019
Quick Office Workout Can Keep You In Shape!

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.

Oct 22nd, 2019
In Little League, Baseball Pitching Counts Do Matter

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.

Oct 22nd, 2019
No pain, healthier brain!

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.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Tips on Avoiding Aches and Pains While Gardening

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.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Physical Therapy is Helping Headaches

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?

Oct 21st, 2019
Uncover The Root Of Your Neck Pain

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.

Oct 21st, 2019
Physical Therapy for Vertigo

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.

Oct 15th, 2019
Low Back Pain Treatment At Home

Physical therapy intervention can help to decrease low back pain, increase activity and confidence and improve overall health status.

Oct 15th, 2019
Knee Arthritis

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.

Oct 10th, 2019
Are you falling? 

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.

Oct 8th, 2019
Proper lifting techniques to prevent back injuries 

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.

Oct 7th, 2019
Is Sitting All Day the Source of Your Back Pain?

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.

Oct 6th, 2019
Thoughts on Choosing a Workout Machine

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.

Oct 4th, 2019
Traveling with Back Pain

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.

Oct 4th, 2019
Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can resolve with conservative management including Physical Therapy, orthotics, splinting, anti-inflammatory/pain medication and steroid injections at times.

Sep 30th, 2019
Your Lymphatic System

Ever wonder why chronic pain doesn't get better despite all your therapy and medications?

Sep 27th, 2019
Lower Back and Leg Pain

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.

Sep 25th, 2019
Physical Therapy can Reduce Your Back 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.

Sep 24th, 2019
Walk Away From Back Pain!

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.

Sep 24th, 2019
Don't Take on Your Aches and Pains Alone!

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.

Sep 23rd, 2019
Relieving hip, knee and leg pain

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.

Sep 20th, 2019
Relieving Arthritis Pain

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.

Sep 19th, 2019
Stand up to Sciatica!

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.

Sep 19th, 2019
Overcome your back pain!

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.

Sep 19th, 2019
Basic changes to help manage my blood pressure

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.

Sep 19th, 2019
Low Back Pain Treatment

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.

Sep 19th, 2019