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If You Like a Good Bargain, You're Going to Love Physical Therapy!

If You Like a Good Bargain, You're Going to Love Physical Therapy!
It's no secret that prices have been going up. Gas is expensive. Food is expensive. The housing market is crazy. If you're looking for ways to pinch some pennies or stretch your dollars, physical therapy might be just what you're looking for. Physical Therapy Saves Cost A study that looked at the claims data of 472,000 Medicare beneficiaries with back pain found that when PT was the first treatment, costs were 19 lower than for people who were sent straight to surgery. The study also found tha...
Posted on 2022-05-02

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy
Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability. This shouldn't be a surprise - it's been at the top of the list for years. You know that taking care of your heart is important. That means doing things like eating right, avoiding smoking, and exercising regularly. While all of those things can be difficult, today we're going to focus on exercise. HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP WITH YOUR HEART HEALTH Cardiovascular exercise is anything that makes you breathe harder and your heart pump f...
Posted on 2022-04-19

Ankle Sprain and Instability

Ankle Sprain and Instability
  Welcome to DPT Sport's patient resource about ankle sprain and instability. An ankle sprain is a common injury and usually results when the ankle is twisted, or turned in (inverted). The term sprain signifies injury to the soft tissues, usually the ligaments, of the ankle. This guide will help you understand: how an ankle sprain occurs how the condition is diagnosed what can be done to treat a sprain ANATOMY What part of the ankle is involved?Ligaments are tough bands of...
Posted on 2022-03-31

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Welcome to DPT Sport’s guide to Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a chronic, or long-term, inflammatory form of arthritis. RA is considered an autoimmune disease, in which your immune system attacks the tissues of your own body. In RA, the immune system mostly attacks tissues in the joints, but it can also affect other organs of your body. In some people, RA seems to run its course and does not gradually get worse. In others, RA gets progressively worse and leads to the destruction of join...
Posted on 2022-03-07

Healthy Computer Habits

Healthy Computer Habits
Physical Therapy in Burr Ridge & Hinsdale for Work Activities In this highly computerized world, more and more people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains that come from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. These aches and pains are felt in the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, wrist and elbow joints. In some cases, the nerves to the hand become compressed, causing weakness and/or tingling in the fingers. These symptoms can occur in the onset of Repetitive Stra...
Posted on 2022-02-23

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