Prevent Pain Flare-Ups During The Holidays

By Katie Hogue, DPT, Aquacare Physical Therapy   Have you ever wondered why your back pain, foot pain, knee pain or neck pain increases during the holidays?  It may not seem like you’re doing anything to irritate those symptoms, especially if you have taken time off from work, but your body is telling you something […]

Written by on November 29, 2023

Physical Therapy and Exercise to Combat Debilitation from Alzheimer’s

In 2019, there were 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Of those, 5.6 million are age 65 and older, with the remaining 200,000 being younger than 65. Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading cause of death in America. Many have written about family members or autobiographically, describing the disease as a “long goodbye.” While Alzheimer’s is […]

Written by on November 23, 2023

Physical Therapy For Spinal Stenosis

Experiencing Pain With Spinal Stenosis? Physical Therapy Can Help.  Thinking about starting a new exercise program? Maybe yoga will be your new thing for relaxation and flexibility if you are experiencing pain from spinal stenosis. As with any new exercise program, it is important that you consult with your physician and/or physical therapist, especially, if […]

Written by on November 15, 2023

Five Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Maintaining proper posture offers more than just aesthetic benefits. It is essential for developing strength, flexibility, and balance in the body, leading to reduced muscle pain and increased energy levels throughout the day. Adopting correct posture also alleviates stress on muscles and ligaments, minimizing the risk of injury. Additionally, there may be positive effects on […]

Written by on February 24, 2023

Consistency is Key for Successful Physical Therapy

Why Am I Coming To Physical Therapy? Often what leads people to Physical Therapy comes down to pain. It could be pain with just rolling around in bed or pain trying to deadlift heavy weights in the gym. No goal is too small to tackle when coming to your Physical Therapist for help. Other times […]

Written by on November 11, 2022

Ways to Stay Active in Retirement

Most of the people work 8 hours a day for 5 days until their retirement. People work constantly for 40-50 years of their life and try to save their energy to see the world, enjoy and relax during their golden years of retirement. It is important to know that our body and mind always work […]

Written by on February 16, 2021

What Is Shoulder Impingement?

Physical Therapy can help with Shoulder Pain and Impingement Thinking about starting a new exercise program? Maybe yoga will be your new thing for relaxation and flexibility. As with any new exercise program, it is important that you consult with your physician and/or physical therapist, especially, if you have known health conditions that may limit […]

Written by on January 15, 2021

Exercise and Injury Prevention for a Caretaker

When it comes to caretakers of friends or family members, most people get so lost in their duties, they tend to forget to take care of one other very important person: themselves! Due to the busy schedule any caretaker may have, it is very easy to forget the foundation of safety and body mechanics in […]

Written by on February 20, 2020

Injury Prevention and Physical Therapy

July is National Safety Month Injury Prevention This month we would like to focus on safety awareness! As Physical Therapists we treat all types of aches, pains and injuries but we also like to focus on educating our patient’s for injury prevention! Injuries are the leading cause of death in Americans ages 1-44. The good […]

Written by on July 5, 2019

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Diabetes

Did you know? Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population. Nearly 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease. Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not […]

Written by on May 28, 2019

“Caring” for a Caregiver

What Is a Caregiver? When you or a loved one is injured, the primary concern is to get better. To achieve this goal, a caregiver is sometimes involved. As a caregiver, you inherit a large amount of responsibility to make sure nothing happens to your patient or loved one. Most caregivers are family members, friends, […]

Written by on February 4, 2019

Physical Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy

Help My Feet Feel On Fire! Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Many people suffer from lower extremity pain, numbness and tingling that can cause people to lose sleep and exercise less. There are many reasons that this can occur. One of the main reasons is peripheral neuropathy, or diabetic nerve pain that is caused by nerves damaged by diabetes. […]

Written by on January 22, 2019