Active Therapy and Passive Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain: Why Both Treatment Methods Are Important for Healing

If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, you may have looked into physical therapy as a treatment option. It's a more conservative approach than surgery, and physical therapy alone can be very effective at substantially reducing lower back pain. If the cause of your pain is skeletal, strengthening your muscles through physical therapy can help take weight away from your spine. If the cause of your pain is muscular, stretching and exercising your muscles can boost blood flow and help them heal more quickly. [Read More]

What To Expect At Your Second Trimester OB Visit

Throughout your pregnancy, you will need to have regular visits with your obstetrician to ensure both you and your baby are in good health — and to ensure any problems that do arise don't go undetected for too long. Each of these visits will be a bit different, as your needs and the baby's needs change as the pregnancy progresses. Here's a look at what you can expect during your second trimester OB visit. [Read More]

Faqs About Dry Eye Treatment

Do you have dry, itchy eyes? More than 3.2 million women and 1.68 million men ages 50-plus in the United States have dry eye, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). If you're one of the millions of American adults with this uncomfortable condition, take a look at the answers to the top dry eye treatment questions. Do You Need to Treat Dry Eye? Dry eye happens when you don't make enough tears to provide adequate lubrication. [Read More]

3 Types Of Physical Therapy For Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one form of arthritis that commonly affects the weight-bearing joints, especially the knee. Many people take pain-relievers to help reduce pain and swelling, while increasing physical functioning. Several forms of physical therapy (PT) are ideal in combination with other treatments to manage OA. Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy is a type of PT that involves water. Your PT center may offer hydrotherapy or your therapist might suggest finding a location, such as your own pool or a community center, where you can perform water exercises. [Read More]