Physical Therapy


Choosing Mobility Aids for Multiple Sclerosis

Most people living with MS have some level of difficulty walking. Fortunately, many challenges can be alleviated by choosing from a wide variety of mobility aids.

By Lisa Emrich

'Motion is Lotion' for Bodies in Chronic Pain

A safer alternative to opioids — and one that can be just effective, believe it or not — is physical therapy.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Managing Chronic Pain With Deep Tissue Bodywork

These four types of deep tissue bodywork can get to the core of your chronic pain.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

Hand Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercises that strengthen the muscles around your joints to help reduce pain.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

I Have Vulvodynia, But It Took Years to Put a Name to My Pain

Lauren was only 14 when she first started experiencing pain “down there.” But doctor after doctor told her nothing was wrong. This is her story.

By Lauren Ferrier

5 Ways to Deal With Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is real. Ways to address it include learning more about it and being prepared to get better.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Open Heart Surgery Recovery Milestones

Healing after open heart surgery takes a year, but a few milestones to help guide patients along the way.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Relax with Muscle Therapy

When people think about muscles, they think about strength. However, muscles have two jobs: to contract and to relax. Muscle contraction causes the muscle fibers to shorten in length, pulling the attached bones with it. This muscle action is the base...

By Christina Lasich, MD