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Scoliosis Awareness Month – Personal Stories

In the final post for Scoliosis Awareness Month we’ll look at the story of Anna and how physical therapy helped her regain mobility after being diagnosed with mild idiopathic scoliosis.

Scoliosis Awareness Month – How Physical Therapy Can Help

We’ve talked about what scoliosis is, how it feels to the patient, and how it can be diagnosed. This week we’ll talk about physical therapy’s role in treating scoliosis.

Scoliosis Awareness Month – How Does it Feel and How is it Diagnosed?

We recently started a series for Scoliosis Awareness Month and covered the topic of what scoliosis is. In this post, we’ll cover how it feels (from a patient’s perspective) and how it can be diagnosed.

Scoliosis Awareness Month – What is Scoliosis?

June is Scoliosis awareness month, so we’ll be featuring some information from MoveForwardPT about scoliosis and how physical therapy can help!

Choosing Toys Wisely for Kids with Autism

Last week we discussed how Physical Therapy and Autism work hand in hand. Today we are going to give you some tips for selecting toys for children with developmental disabilities, specifically Autism. When selecting toys for children with Autism first, you want to...

How Physical Therapy and Autism Work Together

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? "Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability resulting in social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Symptoms begin in early childhood and continue throughout the lifespan. While many terms previously were used...

Physical Therapy and Parkinson Disease

"Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common degenerative brain disorder affecting adults. (Alzheimer disease is the most common.) Parkinson disease was first defined as only a “motor” (movement) disease, but research has shown that it also causes “nonmotor”...

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March was also Multiple Sclerosis awareness month and this is another condition that physical therapists can also help treat. What is Multiple Sclerosis? "Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, usually progressive, disease that primarily affects young adults. More than...

Concussions and Physical Therapy

Concussions are a traumatic brain injury that can cause lasting effects on brain tissue and change the chemical balance of the brain. Concussion may cause physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms and problems, both short-term and long-term. Every concussion is...

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Each year the Brain Injury Association of America leads the country in observing Brain Injury Awareness during the month of March. Through many of our posts we've explored how physical therapy goes beyond helping people recover from knee, hip, or back surgeries....

Ergonomic Parenting Tips

It's a new year and many people will welcome a new member into their family this year. When preparing for the arrival of your child here are some tips on why it is important to create an ergonomically friendly nursery; as well as tips for maintaining proper body...

Backpack Safety

School is in full swing and kids' backpacks are full of textbooks, notebooks, folders, pencils, and more! Did you know that a backpack that is too heavy can cause many problems for kids? Problems like back and shoulder pain and poor posture are some of the most common...