For Sam, I am happy to report that, with a specialized course of Vestibular Physical Therapy in the Jersey City clinic that was tailor made to help him function daily with his normal activities, he now feels fully confident in his daily life and has no more reported Vestibular symptoms of dizziness and unsteadiness that had plagued him in the past.
As the Summer has arrived, we look to our knees to provide us the locomotion and cushion needed for our outdoor activities. Whether it is running for distance, jumping and hopping on the basketball court, or sprinting to the finish line, this summer is about our knees. In this first report, I will discuss patellar tendon pain, aka runners knee.
One of the things that we realize is that not all Physical Therapy clinics are made equal. We weren't the first clinics for Physical Therapy in Jersey City and Elizabeth, NJ, and we won't be the last. But what we try to make sure is that we offer the best care possible, ESPECIALLY if you've had a bad experience elsewhere.
Recently I have discussed the stretches necessary for preventing lower back pain in the workplace as well as my top secrets for reducing pain upon the start of a lower back pain attack, but I am here today to answer the questions about lumbar braces.
Many people always ask me on their first visit “Should I buy a lumbar brace” or what can I buy, or “I saw this on an infomercial, it looks great, and I just bought it what do you think?”
This month, Consumer Reports published an article that detailed the new standards for back pain relief. This article specifically references the new guidelines for back-pain treatment as outlined by the American College of Physicians in February.
In the new guidelines, the ACP points out that medical imaging as well as the prescription of opioids have not significantly reduced patients' perception of pain or actual disability. What we would like to focus on is that we believe that Physical Therapy should be your FIRST line of defense for back pain, and here's why.