Sciatica affects more than 3 million people of all ages in the U.S. each year. Learn how physical therapists can treat back and leg pain caused by sciatica.
How did you choose this career path? My mom worked as a career guidance counselor at school. And who knows you better than your mom? She thought physical therapy sounded interesting and started bringing me information about it. That got me thinking and I decided I wanted to be a PT before I even went
Southern Rehab has a new anti-gravity treadmill that rehab patients, athletes and fitness enthusiasts will all love. Once only available to astronauts, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady, it’s the ultimate recovery tool and it’s now in LaGrange. The AlterG® treadmill uses NASA patented technology to counteract the effects of gravity and its impact on the
How it WorksTo achieve muscle growth, you need to add more protein to your muscles than you break down. During BFR therapy, blood flows to working muscles via arterial flow but the veins are restricted so blood is partially prevented from leaving. This creates a release of hormones throughout the body, which causes protein synthesis.
Cupping is a muscle relaxation and release technique that utilizes light suction to improve mobility, blood flow, and fascial restriction. While cupping has been utilized for hundreds of years for pain relief, there are a variety of techniques that can benefit patients. At Southern Rehab, we use a sliding technique rather than the stagnant form
Innovative Technology in Rehab The Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill uses “unweighting” technology to allow patients to walk at a portion of their full weight. Patients can walk in the Alter-G at up to just 20% of their full body weight. Who should use the Alter-G? This rehab technology is ideal for patients who can’t usually walk
It is estimated that up to 80% will experience back pain throughout their life and 70% will experience neck pain (1). Neck and back pain can affect all aspects of life, and is just plain annoying. Since we all must sleep, let’s cover a few basic recommendations for ideal sleeping position to best support your
What Exactly is Sport Specialization? Sport specialization is the early placement of young athletes into one specific sport or position with intense, focused, year-round training. A commonly occurring example is a young baseball player committing to pitching in little league, travel league, and school team with less than 3 months off from each team per