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What to Know About Speech Therapy

January 1th, 2024

Winter weather can wreak havoc on a person’s voice. A bad cold or a sore throat makes it difficult to swallow and enunciate. While time and proper care can restore one to good health and speech, some conditions can have a lasting effect on the way a person communicates. Whether you have experienced difficulty speaking […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapy Can Help During Menopause

October 10th, 2023

Often called “the change,” menopause is a transitional period for women. Menstrual periods become less frequent until they stop altogether, and symptoms like hot flashes, memory lapses and mood swings may occur. Menopause typically begins when a woman reaches her early fifties, but can begin earlier or later, and last several years in different stages. […]READ MORE

About Soft Tissue Mobilization for Back Pain

July 7th, 2023

At Bon Secours In Motion, our physical therapists offer multiple rehabilitation programs for patients suffering chronic back pain. Whether you are recovering from an accident or experience pain due to illness or age, non-invasive treatments such as soft tissue mobilization can help resolve back pain issues and expedite a return to normal activities. What is […]READ MORE

How Physical Therapy Helps Parkinson’s Patients

April 4th, 2023

During April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are reminded to be aware of the initial symptoms of this illness and to research ways to support affected loved ones. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, physical therapy can help patients maintain a good quality of life and live as independently as possible. Bon Secours In […]READ MORE

Occupational Therapy for National Bath Safety Month

January 1th, 2023

One can argue the bathroom is the most used room in the house. If you’ve had to wait in line in the morning while somebody else takes their turn, you would definitely understand! The bathroom can also be the most dangerous place at home if safety precautions are not taken. According to the CDC, over […]READ MORE

Exercising the Brain After a Stroke

December 12th, 2022

Strokes, on average, affect close to eight hundred thousand Americans a year. Nearly ninety percent of diagnosed strokes are ischemic strokes, in which blood to the brain is blocked by either a clot or other obstacles. Once symptoms appear, it is crucial for the patient to receive emergency care in order to ensure proper rehabilitation […]READ MORE

Do You Need the Graston Technique?

November 11th, 2022

One day you’re out walking and you feel a pop that signals a muscle strain in your lower leg. Or maybe you’re at work typing diligently on your laptop when the wrist discomfort you experience on occasion graduates to severe pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Soft tissue injuries such as these interrupt our daily […]READ MORE

Lymphedema: 4 Things To Know

October 10th, 2022

Swelling following an illness or injury is not uncommon. During treatment, your physician may advise you to perform simple and safe exercises to help reduce the affliction. Elevation of the affected area, plus massage and compression may also bring relief. In some cases, however, swelling is a sign of a more serious condition like lymphedema, […]READ MORE

4 Signs You Need Physical or Occupational Therapy

September 9th, 2022

How do you know if you need physical or occupational therapy? If you have recently suffered an accident, or are about to undergo surgery for joint pain relief, chances are your physician has recommended PT or OT to help you return to your active lifestyle. Others who are simply growing older or recovering from shorter […]READ MORE

What Is Industrial Rehabilitation?

July 7th, 2022

Maybe it begins with a painful twitch. You bend the wrong way in the office storage room reaching for an object. Or, maybe your hands are hurting more lately, and you have difficulty completing a report. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over two and a half million cases of work-related injuries were […]READ MORE