How to Overcome Anxiety After a Major Injury

After a major injury, it’s not uncommon to start suffering from anxiety. Injuries bring about pain and stress. Injuries are surprising, they have complications and setbacks, and they can lead to issues that create this feeling of fear and unease that may develop into an anxiety disorder and hurt your overall quality of life. Continue reading

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Repetitive Strain Injuries Relived by Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal disorders affect over 1 in 4 Americans, and are currently the countries most prolific work related illness/disorder. The term musculoskeletal disorder is used to describe a variety of illnesses such as osteoarthritis and gout. However the most common variety of musculoskeletal disorders comes in the form of repetitive strain injuries otherwise known as repetitive stress or motion injuries.

Some types of repetitive strain injury (RSI) include trigger finger, carpal tunnel and tendinitis. Continue reading

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How To Choose A Registered Massage Therapist

Registered massage therapists are required to obtain a license or certification from an accredited massage school in the state that they are employed.

Massage therapists are also required to take annual continuing education courses that update their knowledge and expertise.

Therapeutic massage may be prescribed by a medical doctor or used as adjunct therapy in a health spa or chiropractic office for specific pain or other therapies.

Whether you are new to the massage therapy experience or have been a massage patron for a long time, the time may come when you need to seek a reputable massage therapist. Continue reading

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Researchers Creating New Advancements In The Field Of Rehabilitative Therapy

Like most fields in the healthcare industry, the Physical and Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation field is reaping therapeutic benefits from constant technological advancements that assist both practitioners and patients in facilitating the strengthening and healing of ailing or injured bodies.

Keep reading for 3 of some of the most interesting advances in OT and PT today. Continue reading

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Physical Therapy and Back Strain

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Back pain affects roughly 80% of the population in one way or another at some point during their lifetime. It appears in many forms and has the potential to disrupt your everyday life. Back strain is generally related to nerve and muscular problems, arthritis and degenerative disc disease.

Generally back pain is felt in the lower back and buttocks and although the pain can be severe it is not always  serious. Studies have shown that people who undergo physical therapy shortly after noticing the problem have reduced symptoms and often recover completely.

Work is often the cause of back strains or injuries and because of this thousands of claims for back injury compensation related to back problems are filed against employers yearly.

As most people know back pain can be caused by a number of things, these include but are not limited to: Continue reading

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Personal Fitness Assessment: How Fit Are You?

Many a times we consult physical therapist when we feel something wrong physically. In fact physical fitness is most important in life, if we aren’t fit physically then we will not have a good presence of mind and cannot even concentrate on our daily activities or jobs.

Haven’t this happened to you at some point of time in your life? How would you feel if your boss makes you to work for extra hours and you are forced to work even if your fitness is not so good for that day? How would you take it for yourself if you are missing your favorite sport because of fitness issue and remain a spectator when your friends play? Continue reading

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How Much Do Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) Make in California

Well, according to these two sites: Indeed.com and Salary.com, below are the expected salaries for physical therapy assistants in California Continue reading

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Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Alabama

Here is a small list of some of the physical therapy assistant schools found in Alabama:

1. George C Wallace Community College Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Location: 1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL  36303-0943
  • Telephone: 1-800-543-2426 or (334) 983-3521
  • Contact Person:
  • Email: hwells@wallace.edu
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Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Rehabilitation

Disability and Adjustment

Disability can be likened to the proverbial iceberg: the onlooker can only see the tip, whereas the entity itself contains more hidden aspects of its being than are revealed on the surface. An expression of physical pain or the absence of normal sense experiences, the lack of sensory input or motor output, a missing or dysfunctional limb or structure, and other such reflections of loss are just the surface structure of physical disability.

Yet, these are the major domains that traditionally have been addressed when dealing with physical disability. All of the uniquely combined thoughts and feelings that the individual has gathered during a lifetime of personal experiences shape that individual’s perception of disablement.

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How Much Do Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) Make in Texas

Lets learn more on how much physical therapy assistants make in Texas.

About Texas: For those that dont know this, Texas is the 2nd most populous, 2nd most extensive of the fifty states in the USA. Texas is also one of the top paying states for physical therapy assistants in the US.

PTA Salaries, Texas

I looked at two job sites and compared their figures as indicated below:- Continue reading

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