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Why You Need Physical Therapy After a Long Hospital Stay

May 5th, 2020

If you have spent a long time in the hospital, whether it is recovery after a major injury or a critical care stay for treatment of a serious illness like COVID-19, you will come out of the hospital weaker than you were before. That’s why you and your doctor should always have a plan for […]READ MORE

How Strain-Counterstrain Can Help Your Pain

April 4th, 2020

Strain-counterstrain is hands-on treatment to help relieve pain from spasming or tight muscles. It was first created by an osteopathic physician and is still used by osteopathic physicians and physical therapists to relieve dysfunction. Strain-counterstrain is a passive technique, which means you won’t be actively exercising or moving during the therapy. Instead, your physical therapist […]READ MORE

Physical Therapy for Diabetic Neuropathy

March 3st, 2020

If you have uncontrolled blood sugar for a long time, it can lead to complications of diabetes including peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain or numbness in your limbs, most often your legs or feet).  Peripheral neuropathy can make it difficult to walk, causing a limp or putting you off-balance. Regular physical therapy can help you safely […]READ MORE

5 Ways to Love Your Body This Valentine’s Day

February 2th, 2020

Your body is an amazing gift that allows you to interact with the world, whether you are smelling a delicious meal or running a marathon. This coming Valentine’s Day, show your body some love with these simple steps. Feed It Right Your body feels better and functions better when it has all the nutrients it […]READ MORE

Noninvasive Solutions for Back Pain

January 1st, 2020

Your chronic back pain may be caused by a variety of problems, from a herniated disk to sciatica. Fortunately, many causes of back pain can be relieved without surgery.  If you have back pain, try these treatments to find relief: Massage Therapy Physical therapists use massage therapy or manual therapy to loosen up and release […]READ MORE

Prevent Falls in Wintry Weather

December 12th, 2019

Falls are a leading cause of disability in people over age 65, causing broken bones and injuries that are hard to recover from at an older age. Unfortunately, in the winter, the number of falls may increase thanks to wintry weather. Even in a warmer climate like Hampton Roads, sidewalks, stairs and roads can get […]READ MORE

The Benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes

November 11th, 2019

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, a condition that affects the body’s ability to create and use insulin. If not treated, diabetes can cause serious complications, including the need for amputation, blindness and kidney failure. But with help from a team of caring experts, you can take control of your diabetes and prevent complications. […]READ MORE

Manage Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment

October 10th, 2019

During breast cancer surgery, many women have lymph nodes in their armpits removed. Lymph nodes may also be damaged during radiation therapy. Without properly working lymph nodes (which help move fluid through the body), women can develop a condition called lymphedema.  Though lymphedema is less common now than it used to be, it can still […]READ MORE

Why You Should Always Try Physical Therapy Before Pelvic Floor Surgery

September 9rd, 2019

Your pelvic floor is a set of muscles, ligaments, tendons and other tissues between your hip bones that helps support your bladder, uterus, urethra and bowel. If this set of muscles becomes weak, it can cause problems like urinary or bowel incontinence. While surgery can help tighten these muscles and support structures in your pelvis, […]READ MORE

Top Physical Therapy Techniques You Haven’t Heard Of (But May Need)

August 8nd, 2019

Physical therapists use a variety of tools and techniques to treat pain and loss of function. With so many different types of therapy available, it’s likely you may not have even heard of the right technique for your body. At Bon Secours In Motion, our physical therapists have undergone additional training and education to expand […]READ MORE