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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

Is Pregnancy Pain Normal?

July 7th, 2019

More than 50 percent of pregnant women experience some sort of pain—from backaches to hip tingling, leg cramps to carpal tunnel syndrome. And it’s no wonder that they experience pain; pregnancy puts the body through a wide range of challenges and changes, including gaining 25 pounds or more in just nine months. But while pregnancy […]READ MORE

5 Techniques to Relieve Arthritis Pain

May 5th, 2019

Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) can cause pain in any joint in your body, from your shoulders to your ankles. It may also cause joint weakness and keep you from completing daily tasks. Physical therapy techniques can help you find relief from arthritis pain and weakness. These noninvasive techniques are safe and can help you […]READ MORE

How Occupational Therapy Helps You Keep Your Independence

April 4th, 2019

Occupational therapy focuses on helping you perform activities of daily living. These activities may include: Dressing yourself Bathing yourself Feeding yourself Maintaining control over bathroom habits Moving around your home (such as standing or sitting) on your own Other tasks important to a healthy life, such as cleaning your home or managing medications Being able […]READ MORE

What Happens When You Lose Weight

February 2th, 2019

While our culture is obsessed with dieting, especially for appearance’s sake, the real benefits of losing weight are to your health. Like quitting smoking, losing weight can have both immediate and long-term benefits to your health. As you start to lose weight, here’s what you can expect: Lower Blood Pressure While dieting and exercise lower […]READ MORE

Non-Surgical Solutions for Neck Pain

January 1th, 2019

Neck pain is one of the top problems that keeps people from work, sports, or activities they love. It can have a lot of different causes, from a herniated or slipped disk to degenerative disk disease and arthritis. No matter the cause, the first recommended treatment – such as physical therapy and pain-relieving medicines – […]READ MORE

How to Keep Older Relatives Safe During Holiday Visits

December 12th, 2018

During the holidays, people young and old get together to celebrate. If you have older relatives coming to your home, you may want to take some precautions to keep them from falling. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over 65, causing loss of independence and often serious complications. Preventing a fall […]READ MORE

How Exercise Affects Your Blood Sugar

November 11th, 2018

Every time you eat, your blood sugar rises. As a result, your body releases a hormone called insulin that helps bring your blood sugar back down. However, in people with type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use insulin properly. Your blood sugar and insulin levels will remain high for hours after you eat, which can […]READ MORE