Physical therapy plays an important role in improving the vitality and health of patients. Physical therapy, or PT, helps treat disease, injury or deformity by methods like massage, exercise and heat treatment rather than by surgery or drugs. There are, however, many misconceptions about PT and physical therapists. Following are a few of the most […]
You have probably heard of Botox as an effective cosmetic treatment to smooth away wrinkles. But did you know that Botox can also relieve headaches, especially migraines?
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If we are going to help our patients, we must make sure we understand the nature of the problems they are suffering from. This requires patience and careful study.
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If you’ve ever been injured and found it hard to get back into the “swing of things,” then physical therapy may be what you need. Physical therapy retrains your body to overcome many of the new challenges posed by an injury. Some of the ways physical therapy benefits the patient include: Reduces pain by increasing […]