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Exercises to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls

January 1th, 2021

Falls are a leading cause of loss of independence in seniors. Seniors are at a higher risk for falls for many reasons, including medical conditions, medications and loss of muscle mass.  At Bon Secours In Motion, our physical therapists encourage all seniors to take steps to reduce their risk for falls. In addition to getting […]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

What You Should Know About Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

March 3th, 2019

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a type of manual therapy that can reduce pain and improve function all over your body. At Bon Secours In Motion, we are proud to offer this therapy to our patients. How does IASTM work? IASTM uses specially designed, medical grade stainless steel tools to break up scar tissue […]READ MORE

How An Occupational Therapist Can Help You

April 4th, 2018

April is Occupational Therapy Month, a time to recognize the amazing work that occupational therapists do every day to improve patients’ quality of life. While physical therapists focus on big movements, occupational therapists help patients regain the ability to do small movements that are necessary for daily living. These movements might include things like feeding […]READ MORE

Concussions Affect Many Teens

September 9th, 2017

Concussions among teens may be happening more often than previously thought. One in five U.S. teens playing contact sports report at least one concussion, a new study finds. And, more than 700 of 13,000 teens interviewed said they experienced more than one concussion. The study emphasizes the importance of preventing and managing concussions during recovery. It appears in […]READ MORE

Concussion: Treat Early for Best Recovery

September 9th, 2017

Concussion: It’s the last thing parents want to think about when they’re watching their children play sports. Yet concussions are one of the risks of playing sports – especially certain activities such as cheerleading, football, gymnastics, wrestling, field hockey and soccer.  To date, there is no helmet that can completely prevent a concussion from happening.  Instead, […]READ MORE

Preventing Spondylolysis in Young Athletes

August 8th, 2017

Young athletes, especially gymnasts and football players, are at a higher risk of an injury called spondylolysis, a fractured vertebra in the back. It’s the most common cause of low back pain in young athletes. Young athletes are at a higher risk of this injury because they are often still growing. A growing spine may […]READ MORE

Top Stretches for Back Pain

August 8rd, 2017

Back pain is one of the most common ailments that American adults face, affecting millions of people every year. Most back pain can be treated without surgery or narcotic pain medicines. Stretches, rest, exercise, proper posture and over-the-counter pain relievers can help you achieve a stronger, less painful back. Physical therapists can help you improve […]READ MORE

How to Prepare for Outpatient Physical Therapy

July 7th, 2017

If you’ve experienced a health event like an injury or a stroke, you will likely see a physical therapist for help throughout your recovery. You may not know what to expect from your physical therapy sessions or even how to prepare. Follow these suggestions to be ready for your first physical therapy appointment. Wear Comfortable, […]READ MORE

Low-Back Pain Rx: Massage Therapy

July 7st, 2017

If you have low-back pain, don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends getting a massage from a licensed massage therapist. New guidelines call for massage and other non-drug therapies when it comes to treating people with certain types of low-back pain. The recommendation, which comes from the American College of Physicians, applies to people who […]READ MORE