Healthcare providers often use opioid use and physical therapy as treatment options to manage pain. However, opioids, while providing short-term pain relief, are associated with a range of negative side effects and can lead to addiction and overdose. Physical therapy, on the other hand, is a non-invasive treatment option that focuses on improving function and
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Sitting for long periods of time can have negative effects on your physical and mental health. According to the World Health Organization, sedentary behavior is a risk factor for chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. It’s important to stay active, even if you have a job that requires you to
You are experiencing pain and have booked your first physical therapy appointment at Brewer Physical Therapy. (Don’t actually have an appointment booked yet? Click Here to schedule a visit today!). You might be asking yourself, “What will my first appointment be like?” Fortunately, this is one of life’s great mysteries that actually has an answer.
Do you suffer from debilitating headaches? Are you tired of trying treatments that only provide temporary relief from migraine headaches? If so, it’s time to try something different. Physical therapy has been shown to be a powerful tool for managing migraines, and it can provide lasting relief from this common and often disabling condition.
If your lower back or bottom hurts when you get up from a chair or climb a set of stairs, your sacroiliac (SI) joints may be to blame. Research suggests the SI joint is the source of pain in 15 to 30 percent of people with chronic low back pain. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is commonly
What is incontinence you ask? Urinary incontinence is a condition where a person releases urine at an undesired time or leaks urine. How many times as a female have you heard, “It is normal to leak after having babies?” or “It is just something that happens as you age?” It has become so common in
Image by Shane via Unsplash After the loss of a family member or close friend, it’s common for grieving loved ones to experience major changes. This can affect how they function throughout their day-to-day lives. Some people have extreme changes in appetite and may also lose motivation for doing what they love to do.
Following a COVID-19 infection, you may need help achieving your prior level of functioning. Scheduling a consultation at Brewer Physical Therapy is one of your options! When you think about a person going into intensive care, you might picture someone who’s very ill and likely fighting for their life. They may be on a ventilator
By: Chelsea Lamb | July 18, 2021 Dealing with pain, lost mobility, and other physical issues is never fun. Thankfully, physical therapy can often provide healing and even make you stronger and healthier than before. For everything from ACL tears to Morton’s neuroma, professional physical therapy programs can provide treatment for a wide variety
By: Chelsea Lamb | June 18, 2021 Proper posture involves maintaining the alignment and balance of the natural spinal curves. It is key to maintaining spinal health throughout your life. Unfortunately, many people do not consider their posture during everyday activities, which has led to increases in associated problems. From “tech neck” to an