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IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORTS INJURY RECOVERY

Inadequately warming-up, using poor form or practicing poor training methods, and not being conditioned are a few of the causes of sports injuries. Sports injuries have sidelined many athletes for games, seasons, and even ended careers. The process of healing from sports injuries often includes physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy helps to rebuild strength and movement […]

SCOLIOSIS – WHEN DO YOU CONTACT A SPINE SPECIALIST?

Did you know that June is Scoliosis Awareness Month? Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes the spine to curve sideways, forming a “C” or “S” shape.  It leads to impaired movement and back pain. Severe cases of scoliosis have been known to limit normal ranges or functionality and in the most severe cases, it […]

ARTHRITIS AND JOINT INJECTIONS

According to the CDC, 23% of all adults, or more than 54 million people, have a form of arthritis, and this number is expected to rise to more than 78 million by 2040. Whether your joint pain is from an injury or arthritis, the goal is to get back to pain-free movement. At Cape Fear […]

SMARTPHONES AND HAND PAIN

With smartphone technology constantly evolving and improving, many of us are on our phones all throughout the day. It’s often the first item we grab in the morning and the last thing we put down at night. According to ZDNet, the average person in the US spends 5.4 hours a day on a mobile device, […]

WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Chances are you have heard the term plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, and it is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that approximately 20 million individuals are treated for this condition each year. Luckily, with 6 months […]

UNDERSTANDING HIP PAIN

Think of your favorite exercise or sporting activity. You’ve done it for years and lately you’re experiencing a nagging pain in your hip that is making it difficult. You choose to switch to something less intense; however, the pain grows so bad that you give up your activity and instead decide to swim or walk. […]

Winter Sports Injury Prevention 

Winter means cold temperatures, snowstorms, and fun winter sports for millions of people. For most winter sports, proper and well-fitting equipment, good physical conditioning, common sense, and good sportsmanship can help eliminate many injuries. More than 440,000 people were treated at hospitals, doctor’s offices, and emergency rooms for winter sports-related injuries in 2019 (Consumer Product […]

Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis

Physical therapists are experts in improving and restoring mobility and play an important role in ensuring optimal bone health and preventing Osteoporosis. Healthy bones can help you stay strong and active throughout your life. If good bone health is achieved during childhood and maintained, it can help to avoid bone loss and fracture later in [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Physical Therapy Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is also National Physical Therapy Month. In recent findings, breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women. The progress is attributed to improvements in early detection.  According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized [...]

How To Keep Your Feet & Ankles Healthy 

Participating in physical activities always involves the risk of injury, but there are some simple tips that can help prevent many of them. Even obvious things like properly warming up are sometimes neglected. It only takes one time to suffer a debilitating and painful injury like Achilles tendonitis or a sprained ankle.  Foot and ankle […]