Summertime is the dawn of vacations, plane rides, and road trips. Do you experience pain while traveling? Well, you’re not alone. Read on to learn about taking care of your body during the traveling months of summer. Why Do Injuries Occur While Traveling? The most common culprits of aches and strains while traveling are the back, shoulders, and neck. Pain typically intensifies during the traveling season due to stress placed on the spine and other networks of muscles and joints while lifting luggage and sitting
Gardening season is freshly upon us—unfortunately, this may lead to any number of outdoor-related injuries. However, with the right application of injury prevention techniques and physical therapy, slips, falls, and strains from yard work can be mitigated. Read on to discover the most common injuries and treatments for recovery. Common Injuries: Strains and Pulls Few injuries are as prevalent as straining or pulling a muscle unseasonably—and no one, irrespective of age or demographic, is safe from its effects. A lack of stretching or flexibility is
Have you ever heard of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder? If so, it’s likely that you have in terms of orthodontic or dental medicine. What if we told you that physical therapy could help mitigate the pain you feel as a result of TMD? Good news––We can! Read on to discover our best reasons for seeking out therapeutic treatment for nagging TMD pain. What is TMD? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a condition of the jaw that affects the surrounding joints, muscles, and ligaments. It can be
Some kids live, eat, and breathe sports. They wake up early to stretch, go to school, and head for practice or weight training in the evening to continue sharpening their craft. Sadly, this kind of physical workload often leads to another destination: A trip to the doctor for an overuse injury. While young athletes do not often consider the consequences of their intensified toil, they are paying a price. Read on to discover the most likely injuries sustained by young athletes and how to prevent them.
Winter is on its way out. Spring is on its way in. Know what that means? Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. Once the temperature gets above 50 degrees, West Virginians are ready to return to their regularly scheduled activities like spring cleaning, walking, golfing, gardening, and mowing. At Country Roads Physical Therapy, we want to prepare you to enjoy the warmth instead of suffering from pain inside. Read on to discover our best tips for maintaining your health in the coming months. Start Slow We get it.
Who doesn’t love swimming? Well, what if you could swim as part of your therapy treatment? Aquatic therapy is a helpful muscle relaxant and can relieve stress on joints, helping patients to relax and recover faster. If conventional forms of therapy and stretching have grown tiresome, then read on! Aquatic Therapy might just be for you. Aquatic Therapy: What Is It? Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy, done in the water. Water is implemented to create a more comfortable medium of rehabilitation. Due to
Physical therapy is often associated with the elderly, adults, and athletes recovering from an injury. Did you know that children, even infants, require physical therapy treatment? For a child suffering from physical disability or developmental delays, it’s almost always the best solution. From learning to walk up steps to using a spoon at dinner, pediatric physical therapy could be the answer to some of your child’s most challenging tasks. Read on to find out more! What is Pediatric Physical Therapy Pediatric physical therapy is a
Do you often fall, slip, or lose your balance in public? Whether it be on the ice in Winter, playing basketball on the local club team, or doing simple tasks like leaning over to pick up something off the floor, imbalance issues and dizziness affected 15% of American adults (33 million) in 2008. If this describes you or someone you know, it’s possible that you suffer from a weak core or what is commonly referred to as a balance disorder. Read on to discover how
It’s that time of year again. Sleighbells, snowmen, and caroling can be seen and heard for miles. For some, winter isn’t always a season of cheer, and instead of Christmas joy, intensified arthritis, back pain, and joint trouble come knocking on the front door. At Country Roads Physical Therapy, we want to help you get back to enjoying the holidays. Read on to discover our best tips for mitigating wintery aches and pains. Why Does Cold Weather Effect the Body? Have you ever noticed that
Neck pain is common in adults, almost too common. Every three months, 15% of U.S. adults have neck pain that lasts at least one full day. With the rise of self-medication, over-the-counter pain killers, and similar substances, what if we told you there was a natural way to relieve pain and mitigate long-term discomfort in the neck? Physical therapy has become a proven natural alternative to pain relief and is one of the safest options to restore functional mobility in the neck. Read on to