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Physical therapy for back pain

Debunking Myths of Low Back Pain

Introduction A recent panel of experts co-wrote an article making the rounds on social media this week concerning some myths about low back pain. Here are some of the highlights from the article, which can be foud here:     Back pain is common   About 84% of us will experience low back pain in […]

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How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?

What Is Ultrasound Therapy? Ultrasound therapy is a relatively common treatment in Physical Therapy used for pain relief and can be useful in treating many conditions. Some of the most common conditions ultrasound is used for include arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle strain/sprain, ligament sprain/strain and various other injuries. Ultrasound is exciting because it uses high-frequency sound […]

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TENS for pain relief

TENS TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and is commonly used in physical therapy to aid in pain relief. With this tratment sticky electrodes are placed on the skin around the painful area. When the TENS unit is turned on, it delivers a light current through the electrodes to the skin and tissues just […]

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Physical Therapy Techniques for Back Pain

Before a more aggressive treatment would be considered, patients with back pains are usually referred to physical therapists first as an initial treatment option. Physical therapy is aimed to reduce the pain, restore function and educate patients how to prevent the back pain from re-occurring. Physical therapy techniques for back pain  include heat therapy, mobilization, massage […]

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Physical therapy for back pain

Back pain is one of the most common ailments which many people experience from time to time. It can range from mild to debilitating pain and physical therapy for back pain can vary depending on its cause and severity. Poor posture, which does not allow for the neutral alignment of the spine, increases the risks […]

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How Long Should Physical Therapy Take?

How long will physical therapy take is a common question asked by many patients. The problem is, there is no easy answer to this question. Each person is different, and thus an individual’s rate of healing is also different. In some cases, it may take one person a week to complete a particular exercise, but with […]

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Snow shoveling injuries

Provided by Advance Physical & Aquatic TherapyNow that winter has given us the first bouts of snow here in the Delaware Valley, here are some helpful tips on hefting the white stuff without wrecking your back and causing back pain. 1. Avoid holding your breath Optimize the function of your respiratory system and utilize the more efficient […]

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