Physical Therapy

Latest

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

Choose Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

For people with chronic pain, physical therapy is safer alternative to opioids — and it can be just effective. Find out why in this Q&A.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Deep Tissue Bodywork For Chronic Pain

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

By Celeste Cooper, RN

Helpful Hand Exercises for RA

If your hands hurt from rheumatoid arthritis, hand exercises like curling your fingers and doing jazz hands can help keep your hands flexible and strong.

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