Physical Therapy Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Wrist Range of Motion after Colles' Fracture
Your PT can help you regain normal wrist range of motion after a Colles' fracture.

Handgrip Exercises after Colles' Fracture
Learn various exercises to do to improve hand function and strength after a Colles' fracture.

Putty Exercises for the Hand, Thumb, and Fingers
Your physical therapist may prescribe putty exercises after a Collles' fracture.

Exercise Program for Lisfranc Fracture
Physical therapy exercises after a Lisfranc fracture and dislocation can help you fully recover.

Ankle Strengthening Exercises after a Lisfranc Fracture
Learn how to strengthen your ankle and foot after a Lisfranc fracture and dislocation.

Balance Exercises after a Lisfranc Fracture
Your physical therapist can prescribe balance exercises after a Lisfranc fracture.

Ankle and Foot Range of Motion Exercises after Lisfranc Fracture
Learn ankle range of motion exercises to perform after a lisfranc fracture.

Mid Foot Arch Stretch after Lisfranc Fracture
The plantar fascia and mid foot arch stretch can help improve the mobility of your foot.

The Ice Bottle Arch Massage
Massage your arch after a Lisfranc fracture with an ice bottle.

Calf Stretches after a Lisfranc Fracture
Stretch your calf muscles after a Lisfranc fracture to help regain mobility.

Plyometrics and Jumping Exercises after a Lisfranc Fracture
Plyometric and jumping exercises can help you return to sports after a Lisfranc fracture.

Strengthen Your Anterior Tibialis with These Exercises
Follow this step-by-step exercise program to strengthen your anterior tibialis muscle and correct your foot drop.

Anterior Tibialis Strengthening with an Elastic Resistance Band
Use a resistance band to strengthen your anterior tibialis muscle and ankle to help correct dropped foot.

Use a Cuff Weight for Anterior Tibialis Strengthening
Use a cuff weight to strengthen your anterior tibialis muscls to treat foot drop.

Isometric Exercise for Foot Drop
Improve the neuromuscular recruitment of your anterior tibialis muscle with isometric ankle strengthening.

The Towel Calf Stretch
Perform the towel calf stretch if your have dropped foot to help elongate your calf muscle behind your leg.

Common Mistakes when Wearing a Sling
Learn how to avoid common problems when wearing your shoulder sling.

Avoid Wearing Your Shoulder Sling Too Loose
If your shoulder sling is too loose, you may not be supporting your shoulder enough while it heals.

The Sling is Too Tight
If your sling is too tight, it may cause swelling, numbness, or tingling in your arm and hand.

Your Sling Hangs Too Low
Avoid hanging your arm too low while wearing your shoulder sling.

Exercise for Your Arm in the Shoulder Sling
You can perform upper extremity exercises while wearing your shoulder sling.

Exercises to Perform after Shoulder Surgery
Learn the proper progression of exercises after shoulder surgery like a rotator cuff or labrum repair.

First Steps to Take if You Have Shin Splints
First steps to take to self-manage and treat shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome.

The Empty Can Test for Rotator Cuff Tear
The empty can test can be used to assess if you have a possible rotator cuff tear.

Manual Strength Testing of Your Rotator Cuff
Manual muscle testing of your shoulder muscles can help determine if you have a rotator cuff tear.

Perform the "Lift Off" Test for Your Rotator Cuff
The lift off test is used to assess if you may have a rotator cuff tear in your subscapularis shoulder muscle.

How To Tell If Your Rotator Cuff is Torn
Do you have a rotator cuff tear in your shoulder? Your physical therapist uses shoulder special tests to see if you may have a rotator cuff tear.

Common Fractures of the Arm and Wrist
Learn about common arm, elbow, and wrist fractures that are treated by physical therapy professionals.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Versus Osteoarthritis
What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and how can physical therapy help?

The Towel Internal Rotation Shoulder Stretch
Improve your rotator cuff flexibility and shoulder mobility or treat frozen shoulder with the towel shoulder rotation stretch.

Scar Tissue Massage and Management
Learn how your physical therapist can help you manage scar tissue formation through the use of massage, stretching, and exercise.

Sciatca - Causes, Treatment and Exercises
What is sciatica and how can physical therapy help me if I have sciatica?

National Physical Therapy Month
When is National Physical Therapy Month and how do physical therapists celebrate NPTM?

Incontinence Definition
Incontinence is a common disorder experienced by many women and men. Learn what incontinence means and how physical therapy can help incontinence.

Ligaments of the Elbow Joint
Ligaments of the elbow joint and common injuries to the elbow that may require physical therapy to fully heal.

The Alfredson Protocol for Achilles Tendonitis
Treat Achilles tendonitis with the Alfredson Protocol, a physical therapy exercise program for your calf muscles and Achilles tendon.

Physical Therapy After Low Back Surgery
Physical therapy after lumbar laminectomy and discectomy surgery can help you improve your mobility and strength quickly and safely.

Release Neck & Shoulder Knots with Kinesiology Tape
Learn how to release trigger points and knots in your shoulders and neck using kinesiology tape.

Rehabilitation and Healing Time after a Jones Fracture
When you have a Jones fracture of the foot, physical therapy can help. Learn about healing time and rehabilitation for this painful injury.

What Is a Goniometer? - Definition and Examples
Learn what a goniometer is, a device that is often used in the world of physical therapy.

Exercises & Activities to Avoid After Hip Replacement
After a total hip replacement there are several activities that should be avoided to prevent hip dislocation.

Crutch Positioning and Sizing for Proper Use
Proper crutch positioning and sizing is important for injury prevention as well as safe use.

Do I Need an MRI or X-Ray Before Physical Therapy?
Do I need an MRI before starting physical therapy?

Four Phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Learn about the four phase of cardiac rehabilitation.

Over-the-Door Cervical Traction for Neck Pain
Learn about over-the-door neck traction and how it can be used to treat neck pain and cervical radiculopathy in physical therapy.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Alzheimer's
Are there benefits to exercise if you have Alzheimer's disease? Your physical therapist can help devise an exercise program if you have Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's Disease and Exercise
Studies have proven the added benefits of exercise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease and Exercise
Studies have proven the added benefits of exercise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease and Exercise
Studies have proven the added benefits of exercise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease and Exercise
Studies have proven the added benefits of exercise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

The Gluteus Medius Muscle
The gluteus medius, or glutes, are an important hip muscle that helps to keep your hips, knees, and ankles in line.

What are the Quadriceps Muscles?
What are the quad muscles and how does your physical therapist work to treat injuries to your quadriceps?

Physical Therapy For a Broken Ankle
If you have a broken ankle, physical therapy may help decrease pain and swelling and improve strength and mobility.

The Rotator Cuff - S.I.T.S Muscles
What are the muscles of the rotator cuff and how do the rotator cuff muscles support your shoulder?

Wolff's Law - Definition in Physical Therapy
What is Wolff's Law and how does it apply to physical therapy during rehab after injury or illness?

How to Safely Ascend Stairs after Injury or Surgery
How do you walk up and down stairs after knee or hip surgery? Learn how to safely and correctly walk up and down stairs after injury or surgery.

Leg Stretching Exercises
Stretching exercises for tight leg muscles are reviewed.

Leg Stretches
Stretching exercises for tight leg muscles are reviewed.

Leg Stretches
Stretching exercises for tight leg muscles are reviewed.

Leg Stretches
Stretching exercises for tight leg muscles are reviewed.

The Fukuda Stepping Test for Vestibular Function
Learn how to perform the Fukuda Stepping Test to assess your balance and vestibular function.

Accredited Physical Therapy Schools in the US
Directory of physical therapy schools by state. Links to physical therapy school programs.

Which Running Shoes are Best for Me to Prevent Injury?
Which type of sneakers and shoes should you wear to prevent injury while running?

Whirlpools in Physical Therapy
Do I need a whirlpool treatment for my injury? Learn about whirlpools and how they are used in physical therapy.

When Should I Stop Physical Therapy?
When should you stop going to physical therapy for your injury or illness?

What to Expect from PT During the First Appointment
Learn how to prepare for your first physical therapy appointment to ensure you have the best rehabilitation experience possible.

What Is Direct Access to Physical Therapy?
Do I need a referral to go to physical therapy? You may be able to see your PT via direct access.

Weight Lifting Safety - How to Safely Lift Weights
The DOs and DON'Ts of weight lifting are reviewed.

5 Ways to Maintain Sternal Precautions
Your physical therapist can help you devise ways to maintain sternal precautions after open heart surgery during cardiac rehab.

Orthotics - Definition
What are orthotics and how are they used in physical therapy?

Use Kinesiology Tape to Treat Scar Tissue
You can use kinesiology tape to manage scar tissue.

Uses for E-Stim in Physical Therapy
What are the different uses for electrical stimulation (e-stim) in the physical therapy clinic?

Control Incontinence
Physical Therapy.

Improve Circulation
Physical Therapy.

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Physical Therapy.

Heal Wounds
Physical Therapy.

TENS to Control Pain
Physical Therapy.

Improve Muscular Function
Physical Therapy.

Final Step for Knee Stability with Kinesiology Tape
A lift-off strip of kinesiology tape can be used to help decrease patella tendonitis in the kinesiology tape knee stability technique.

Kinesiology Tape for Knee Stability-Lateral I Strip
Use kinesiology tape to help improve knee stability and decrease knee pain.

Use Kinesiology Tape to Help Knee Pain
You can use kinesiology tape to treat knee pain and instability.

Kinesiology Tape for Knee Stability-Medial I Strip
Use kinesiology tape to help treat knee pain and kneecap instability.

Kinesiology Tape for Knee Stability-Correct Kneecap Alignment
You can use kinesio tape to help treat knee pain and patella tracking problems.

Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis with Kinesiology Tape
Kinesiology taping techniques to treat foot pain and plantar fasciitis.

Make Your Bridge Exercise More Challenging with These 4 Modifications
How can you make the bridge exercise more challenging? Use these 4 modifications to make your bridge exercise more difficult to increase the challenge.

Medicine Ball Balance Training
Having a catch with a weighted medicine ball in physical therapy may lead to improved balance and prevent falls.

Mechanical Cervical Traction for Neck Pain
Mechanical cervical traction may be one treatment option to help you decrease your neck pain and improve your overall neck mobility.

Use a Cervical Roll While Sleeping to Manage Neck Pain
A cervical roll is used to support your neck while sleeping to manage your neck pain.

Make Your Own Lumbar Roll for Proper Posture
Make a lumbar roll to support your posture and treat your low back pain.

Flexion Exercises for Your Spine
If you have back pain or spinal stenosis, the low back flexion exercise may be right for you to help you decrease your pain and improve your low back mobility.

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy.

The Proper Way to Progress Lumbar Flexion
Learn how to properly progress low back flexion exercises for back pain, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy.

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Physical Therapy.

Things to Stop Doing if You Have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Here is what you should avoid and stop doing if you have lumbar spinal stenosis.

Ligaments of the Knee Joint - Learn the Four Parts
Ligaments of the knee joint and how PT can help after a knee ligament sprain.

The Towel Gripping Exercise
Learn how to do the towel handgrip exercise to help improve the strength and function of your hands.

Top Five Running Injuries
Learn about the top five running injuries and discover how physical therapy can help.

The Sulcus Test
Do you have an unstable shoulder? Find out with the sulcus test to assess for shouder instability.

Knee Pain from Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
What can you expect from physical therapy for patellofemoral stress syndrome (PFSS), or runner's knee?

The Wall Slide - Exercise for Quadricep Strengthening
Wall slides are an effective way to strengthen your quadriceps muscles. Review how to perform this exercise.

Take the 6 Minute Walk Test
Learn about the Six Minute Walk Test, a common outcome measurement used in physical therapy.

The Slouch-Overcorrect Procedure for Proper Posture
Learn how to maintain perfect posture with the slouch overcorrect exercise.

The Overcorrect Position
Learn how to perform the slouch-overcorrect exercise to help you attain and maintain proper posture for your spine.

The Press Up Exercise for Back Pain
Learn the prone press up, a McKenzie physical therapy exercise to help treat low back pain and sciatica.

The Press Up Exercise with Hips Off Center
Learn about the McKenzie Method exercise that is used to treat back pain on one side of the spine.

The Prone SLR for Hip and Low Back Strength
Strengthen your low back and hip muscles with the prone straight leg raise physical therapy exercise.

Keep Your Head Up for Proper Posture While Lifting
Learn how to keep your posture in a good position while lifting items off the floor to prevent low back pain.

Back Disorders and Knee Pain - Physical Therapy
Can knee pain come from your back or spine? Learn how to determine if your knee pain may be a problem with your low back.

Stretch the Front of Your Foot and Ankle
Use the Kneeling Anterior Tibialis Stretch to stretch to front of your ankle and leg to help improve ankle mobility and decrease shin splints.

Isometric Gluteus Medius Training
Build strong gluteus medius muscles with the isometric gluteus medius strengthening exericse.

Test Your Jumping Ability with the Drop Jump Test
Find out if you are ready to return to sports after injury with the Drop Jump Test. Your physical therapist may also use the Drop Jump test to assess injury risk.

The Correct Way to Say PT and Anatomical Terms
Anatomical terms and physical therapy words can be hard to pronounce, but this step-by-step guide can help you tackle the toughest rehabilitation terms.

Rotary Cup for Rotator Cuff
Is it rotor cup, rotary cup, or rotator cuff? Find out what to call your shoulder muscles.

Corporal Tunnel for Carpal Tunnel
Is wrist pain and hand tingling corporal tunnel or carpal tunnel syndrome? Find out.

Orthoscopic for Arthorscopic
Is it called orthoscopic surgery or arthroscopic surgery?

Reps and Sets for Sets and Reps
Confused about sets and reps and other exercise related terms? Learn what sets and repetitions are in physical therapy.

Is It a Protractor or Goniometer?
What is that giant protractor that your physical therapist using to measure your range of motion.

Electrical Stimulation is E-Stim
Your physical therapist may refer to electrical stimulation as e-stim.

The Anterior Drawer Test for ACL Ligament Stability
Learn to perform the anterior drawer test to assess the integrity of your knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Take a Walk to Decrease Risk of Osteoarthritis
If you have knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA), walking may help to decrease your pain and prevent functional loss.

The T-Stance Exercise to Improve Balance
Improve your balance with the T-Stance Balance Exercise to help you maintain safe mobility and avoid falls.

Place Tape on the Back of Your Shoulder
Kinesiology tape can be used to help support your shoulder and rotator cuff muscles to help decrease shoulder pain.

Support Your Shoulder with Kinesiology Tape
Learn how to support your shoulder and rotator cuff using kinesiology tape.

Apply the Anterior Strip to the Front of Your Shoulder
Learn the proper way to apply kinesio tape to your shoulder to help facilitate your rotator cuff muscles.

How to Walk With a Standard Walker - Advance The Walker
First step in learning to walk with a standard walker.

How to Walk With a Standard Walker for Ambulation
Learn how to walk with a standard folding walker with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Walk With a Standard Walker - Repeat the Cycle
Step by step instruction on walking with a standard walker.

How to Walk With a Standard Walker - Advance the Other Foot Forward
Step by step instruction on walking with a standard walker.

How to Walk With a Standard Walker - Advance the First Foot
Advance the foot to step into the standard walker.

Sprain Vs. Strain Definition - Physical Therapy
Learn how to tell the difference between a sprain versus a strain, and learn how your physical therapist treats strains and sprains.

How to Wear a Knee Brace
Is your knee brace too tight or loose? Learn how to properly fit and wear a knee brace after injury or after knee surgery or injury.

Things to STOP Doing if You Have Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
What should you stop doing and avoid if you have knee pain from patellofemoral stress syndrome?

Standing Lumbar Flexion Exercise
Treat your low back pain or spinal stenosis with the standing lumbar flexion exercise.

Steps to Take to Manage Your Acute Neck Pain
If you have developed a sudden onset of acute neck pain, follow these steps to begin self-management of your symptoms.

Lumbar Extension Exercise for Spinal Stenosis
Try the standing lumbar extension exercise for lumbar spinal stenosis to see if you can rapidly eliminate your spinal stenosis symptoms.

Leave Your Spouse at Home When You Go To Physical Therapy
Should you bring your spouse or significant other to physical therapy? Here are reasons why you should leave your significant other at home during your PT sessions.

Single Leg Hop Testing
Learn to perform the single leg hop test to assess your ability to return to high level sports after knee injury.

Apply Ice for the Right Amount of Time for Your Specific Condition
How long should ice be applied to the body after injury? Your physical therapist can help you ice properly after injury or surgery.

Sidelying Iliotibial Band Stretch
Stretching is the best way to prevent Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBS). Find out how to do the best stretch that targets your IT band.

Improve Quadriceps Strength with the Short Arc Quad Exercise
Learn how to do the short arc quad exercise in physical therapy to help strengthen your quadriceps muscles.

How Do I Know If I Have a Frozen Shoulder?
Find out what a frozen shoulder is, how you can tell if you have one, and what are the possible treatments for it.

Should Your Spouse Attend Your PT Sessions with You?
Should you bring your spouse, partner, or significant other to physical therapy with you? Here are reasons why you should bring someone to your PT appointments.

Shoulder Internal Rotation Exercise in Sidelying
Learn how to perform shoulder active internal rotation exercises.

Active Range of Motion Rotator Cuff Exercises
Start treating shoulder pain with active range of motion exercises for your shoulder and rotator cuff.

Shoulder Active Abduction Exercise
Learn how to perform shoulder active range of motion exercises with this step-by-step guide.

Active Shoulder Horizontal Abduction
Learn how to perform shoulder AROM exercises with this handy step-by-step guide.

Shoulder Active Horizontal Abduction Exercise
Learn how to perform shoulder horizontal abduction active range of motion.

Active Shoulder External Rotation
Learn how to perform shoulder external rotation exercises.

Shoulder External Rotation
Learn how to perform active shoulder external rotation to improve rotator cuff mobility.

Active Shoulder Internal Rotation Range of Motion Exercise
Active shoulder internal rotation can help improve shoulder mobility.

Seated Lumbar Flexion Exercise
THe seated low back flexion exercise can help improve spinal mobility and treat back pain or spinal stenosis.

Exercise Most Days of the Week
Physical Therapy.

Jump and Land Properly During Sports
Physical Therapy.

Avoid Heavy Lifting
Physical Therapy.

How Can You Stay Out of the PT Clinic?
Physical Therapy.

How Can You Stay Out of the PT Clinic?
Things you can do to avoid painful injuries and avoid needing physical therapy or rehabilitation.

Avoid Repetitive Overhead Work
Physical Therapy.

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Physical Therapy.

Exercises to Strengthen the Hip Muscles
A review of physical therapy exercises to strengthen your hip muscles.

Physical Therapy for a High Steppage Gait
A high steppage gait pattern due to anterior tibialis weakness may lead to falls. Physical therapy for a high steppage gait can help restore normal walking.

Physical Therapy after a Salter-Harris Fracture
Learn about the Salter-Harris growth plate fracture in children and how physical therapy can help.

Your Glutes Control Your Knee
Can hip weakness cause knee pain? Learn how your hip controls the position of your knee and how hip weakness may be causing your knee pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Dysfunction
Sacroiliac dysfunction is a condition that occurs when the sacroiliac joint becomes injured or inflamed and pain results.

Robin McKenzie - Founder of the McKenzie Method
Learn about Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist and the founder of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and McKenzie exercises for sciatica.

Residual Limb after Amputation
Learn about what a residual limb is in the physical therapy management of amputations.

Flexibility Exercises for Your Ankle
Physical Therapy.

Plyometric Exercise
Physical Therapy.

Return to Walking and Running
Physical Therapy.

Range of Motion Exercises
Physical Therapy.

Ankle Strengthening Exercises
Physical Therapy.

Balance Exercises
Physical Therapy.

Rehabilitation Exercise Program for a Broken Ankle
Learn a physical therapy exercise program to do after an ankle fracture to help you regain normal mobility.

Physical Therapy First
Here are 5 good reasons to choose physical therapy first when pain or mobility issues arise.

5 Reasons to Choose Physical Therapy Over Inversion
Do inversion tables really work? 5 reasons why physical therapy is superior to inversion tables for treating back pain and sciatica.

6 Questions to Ask Your Physical Therapist During Treatment
Essential questions to ask your physical therapist during your treatment to ensure a successful rehabilitation outcome.

How to Jump and Land Properly to Prevent ACL Injuries
Prevent ACL sprains and injuries by learning to jump and land the right way.

Functional Mobility and Balance Outcome Measurements
Balance tests and functional mobility and balance outcome measures in physical therapy.

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches and Exercises
Several stretching exercises for plantar fasciitis are reviewed.

Physical Therapy for Spinal Stenosis
Learn about lumbar spinal stenosis and how physical therapy can help treat your symptoms of spinal stenosis.

Physical Therapy Techniques for Knee Pain Relief
Is knee pain stopping you? Physical therapy may help. Learn about the different types and causes of a sore joint and what a therapist will do for it.

Physical Therapy for Transverse Myelitis
Physical therapy for transverse myelitis can help improve your mobility, strength, and function.

Physical Therapy Evaluation for Parkinson's Disease
What to expect during a physical therapy evaluation if you have Parkinson's disease.

Physical Therapy After Fracture - What to Expect
Can physical therapy help after a fracture or a broken bone?

Lateral Release Surgery Rehab
Physical therapy after lateral release surgery for a dislocating kneecap.

Physical Therapy after Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
If you have had a partial knee replacement surgery, you may benefit from physical therapy to help guide you through your rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy after an ACL Tear in Your Knee
Learn what to expect from physical therapy if you have injured your knee and suffered an ACL sprain or tear.

Physical Therapy after a Total Knee Replacement
Learn what to expect from physical therapy after a total knee replacement surgery.

Physical Therapy for a Colles' Fracture
A Colles' fracture is a common type of wrist fracture. Learn how physical therapy can help improve mobility and function after a Colles' fracture.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
Low back pain during pregnancy? Physical therapy can help decrease your pain and improve your mobility during your pregnancy.

Basics of Physical Therapy
What does a physical therapist do and what conditions do PTs treat?

Physical Therapy and Exercises for Low Back Pain
Article about low back pain symptoms, physical therapy for low back pain, and exercises for low back pain.

Physical Therapy Protocol after ACL Surgery
Rehabilitation protocol after your ACL surgery may give you a basic framework to follow during physical therapy.

Physical Therapy for Frozen Shoulder
If you have pain and tightness in your shoulder, you may have frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, and physical therapy can help.

Physical Therapy for Golfer's Elbow - Medial Epicondylitis
You may benefit from physical therapy for golfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis, to learn exercises and to control the pain.

Restore Normal Walking Ability with Physical Therapy for Foot Drop
Learn how physical therapy can help improve your walking ability if you have foot drop.

Physical Therapy after Total Hip Replacement
If you have a total hip replacement (THR) you may benefit from physical therapy at the hospital, home, or outpatient clinic to regain normal mobility.

Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation: Sub-Acute Outpatient Treatment
If you have had a heart attack or cardiac event, you may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist during phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation.

Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation: Intensive Outpatient Therapy
Learn about phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation and how your physical therapist can help you maximize your function during outpatient cardiac rehab.

Independent Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Learn how physical therapy can help you with independent exercise after a heart attack in the fourth and final phase of cardiac rehabilitation.

Pes Anserine Bursitis and Tendonitis Physical Therapy
Learn how physical therapy can help if you have pes anserine bursitis or tendonitis pain in the medial part of your knee.

Common Mistakes Doing the Posterior Pelvic Tilt Exercise
How do you do a posterior pelvic tilt properly for your low back pain and core strengthening? Avoid these common mistakes and see your physical therapist for guidance.

Pelvic Drop Exercise to Improve Hip Strength
Learn how to properly perform the pelvic drop exercise to improve strength in your hips.

Finishing the Pelvic Drop Exercise
Keep your hips strong with the pelvic drop exercise.

Position Two of the Pelvic Drop Exercise
Learn how to improve your hip strength with the pelvic drop exercise.

Patellofemoral Pain? Do This First
What are the first steps to treating knee pain from patellofemoral stress syndrome? If you have PFSS, here is what you should do right away.

Outpatient PT After a Total Knee Replacement
Outpatient physical therapy after a total knee replacement surgery may help you quickly return to normal mobility.

Outpatient Physical Therapy for Transverse Myelitis
You may benefit from outpatient physical therapy if you have transverse myelitis.

Outcome Measurment Tools in Physical Therapy
Learn what outcome measurement tools are and how they are used in physical therapy.

How Your Physical Therapist Helps Manage Your Pain
Learn how physical therapy can help decrease or eliminate your pain after injury or illness.

Towel Quadriceps Stretch
Stretch your quads with the towel quadriceps stretch.

Types of Physical Therapy Specialties
Defines the major branches and areas of Physical Therapy.

Summary of the Different Types of Walking Canes
Different types of walking canes available that will help you decide which cane is best for you.

How to Make Your Own Shoulder Pulleys
Learn how to make your own shoulder pulleys so you can perform shoulder range of motion exercises at home.

Make Your Own Shoulder Pulleys
Learn how to make homemade shoulder pulleys to help stretch your shoulders.

How to Make Homemade Shoulder Pulleys
Learn how to make homemade shoulder pulleys to help you stretch your shoulders.

Make Homemade Shoulder Pulleys to Stretch Your Shoulders
Learn how to make shoulder pulleys to help you stretch your shoulder muscles.

Make a Homemade Pulley System to Perform Shoulder Range of Motion Exercises
Learn how to make a homemade shoulder pulley system.

Make Your Own Shoulder Pulleys (Step Five)
A do-it-yourself homemade shoulder pulley system to help improve your shoulder range of motion.

The Do-It-Yourself Homemade Shoulder Pulley System
Learn how to make a homemade shoulder pulley system to help stretch your shoulders.

Shoulder Exercises After Surgery
A comprehensive shoulder exercise program is reviewed for post operative shoulder rehabilitation.

The Four Stages of Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers are categorized into four stages depending on their depth of involvement. Learn what tissue each stage involves.

Painful Arc in the Shoulder - Shoulder Injuries
A painful arc can be a sign of shoulder impingement or rotator cuff tear. Learn about how physical therapy can help if you have a painful arc in your shoulder.

Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis refers to a narrowing of the spinal canal. This can result in back pain and muscle weakness.

Exercises - Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff Muscles
What are simply exercises to do that can strengthen the rotator cuff muscles?

5 Signs You Should Avoid Cervical Manipulation
Learn the 5 warning signs, called the 5 D's of Coman, that indicates you should avoid cervical or neck manipulation.

Rotator Cuff Tear - Tear of the Rotator Cuff
Rotator cuff tears are a common injury in both the elderly and young.

Setting Goals in Rehab
How do you set physical therapy goals? Setting appropriate goals for your rehabiltation program is the best way to enjoy a successful outcome.

Special Tests for the Knee
Four special tests to evaluate each of the ligaments in the knee. Learn how to perform these knee ligament special tests.

Special Tests for the Knee
Four special tests evaluate each of the ligaments in the knee. Learn how to perform these special tests.

Special Tests for the Knee
Four special tests evaluate each of the ligaments in the knee. Learn how to perform these special tests.

Special Tests for the Knee
Four special tests evaluate each of the ligaments in the knee. Learn how to perform these special tests.

Special Tests for the Knee
Four special tests evaluate each of the ligaments in the knee. Learn how to perform these special tests.

What Not to Say to Your Physical Therapist
Looking for some physical therapy humor? Here are things should you NOT say to your physical therapist.

Shoulder Flexion
Learn how to perform shoulder and rotator cuff stretches using shoulder pulleys.

Shoulder Abduction Range of Motion
Learn how to perform shoulder abduction range of motion using shoulder pulleys.

Shoulder Internal Rotation Using Pulleys
Learn how to perform the shoulder internal rotation stretch using shoulder pulleys.

Review of Over-The-Door Shoulder Pulleys
Over the door shoulder pulleys are often used in physical therapy to improve your shoulder range of motion (ROM).

Physical Therapy Leg Stretches
Learn phyisical therapy stretching exercises for your legs.

Apply the Tape Across your Elbow
Learn how to use kinesiology tape for golfer's elbow.

Apply the End to Your Upper Elbow
Apply kinesiotape for golfer's elbow.

K Tape for Golfer's Elbow
Treat your golfer's elbow with kinesiology tape.

Kinesiology Tape for Golfer's Elbow
Kinesiology tape for golfer's elbow can help decrease your pain and limited function.

Kinesiology Taping for Medial Epicondylitis
You can treat golfer's elbow with kinesiology tape.

Isometric Shoulder External Rotation
Shoulder external rotation isometric exercise can help improve your rotator cuff muscle activation and strength.

Isometric Shoulder Flexion
Shoulder isometric flexion exercise can help activate your shoulder deltoid muscle.

Shoulder Abduction
Isometric shoulder abduction exercise can improve your shoulder and rotator cuff strength.

Isometric Shoulder Internal Rotation
Isometric shoulder internal rotation can help improve your rotator cuff strength.

Isometric Shoulder Extension
Use isometric shoulder extension as part of your rotator cuff rehab program.

Starting Shoulder Isometrics
Shoulder isometric exercise is a great first step in your rotator cuff rehab, and this helpful step-by-step exercise program can help make your shoulder physical therapy a breeze.

Can You Get Hurt Using a Resistance Band?
What are some injuries that may occur while using resistance bands for your physical therapy exercises?

Physical Therapy Degrees
Physical therapists may have one or more of these degrees.

Physical Therapy Jobs - Jobs for Physical Therapists
There are many resources available to help find jobs in physical therapy. Here are a few.

PT Versus Surgery for Spinal Stenosis
Physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis yields similar outcomes when compared with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis.

Physical Therapy Versus Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears
Is physical therapy for a rotator cuff tear better than surgery for a rotator cuff tear? Learn about PT versus surgery for rotator cuff tears.

Physical Therapy after Fracture Hardware Removal
Learn about the benefits of physical therapy if you have had hardware removed from your bone after a fracture.

What Is The Medical Term Proprioception?
Proprioception is the term that refers to the ability to determine the orientation of one's arm or leg in the air.

Balance Exercises
What are some exercises to perform to improve balance and safety to reduce falls?

Most Popular Physical Therapists on Twitter
Who are the influential professionals on Twitter for physical therapy?

Quadricep Stretches
Three easy exercises to stretch tight quadricep muscles.

Quadricep Stretches Overview - Thigh Stretches
What are easy stretches you can do to improve quad flexibility? Here are physical therapy quadriceps stretches that you can do.

Quadricep Stretches
Three easy exercises to stretch tight quadricep muscles.

Quadricep Stretches
Three easy exercises to stretch tight quadricep muscles.

Make a Handle for Your Resistance Bands
Make handles for your physical therapy resistance band to get a better grip on it while exercising.

Hot Packs- Physical Therapy Modalities
Hot packs and moist heating pads are a physical therapy treatment modality used by physical therapists to for various purposes.

Physical Therapy Training
Learn how to get into physical therapy school and the application process to PT school.

Getting Up From A Chair Safely
How to safely stand up from a chair in a seated position. Your physical therapist can show you how.

How Long Will My Physical Therapy Take?
How long should your physical therapy or rehab program last after injury or surgery?

How to Find the Best PT for You
Learn how to find a physical therapist and to locate the best PT for your specific condition.

How to Properly Adjust Your Cane Size
Learn how to properly adjust a cane or walking stick to the proper cane height.

How Long Will My Shin Splints Last?
Learn how long your shin splints will last and learn strategies to help treat your shin splints.

Exercises After Knee Arthroscopy - Physical Therapy Post Knee Arthroscopy
Four exercises to be performed initially after undergoing knee arthroscopy.

Exercises After Knee Arthroscopy - Physical Therapy Post Knee Arthroscopy
Four exercises to be performed initially after undergoing knee arthroscopy.

Exercises After Knee Arthroscopy - Physical Therapy Post Knee Arthroscopy
Four exercises to be performed initially after undergoing knee arthroscopy.

Exercises After Knee Arthroscopy - Physical Therapy
Which exercises shroud you do after having knee arthroscopic surgery? Learn PT exercises to be done after a knee scope.

Exercises After Knee Arthroscopy - Physical Therapy Post Knee Arthroscopy
Four exercises to be performed initially after undergoing knee arthroscopy.

Advanced Hip Strengthening
Physical Therapy.

Clam Shell
Physical Therapy.

Straight Leg Raises
Physical Therapy.

PT Exercises for Runner's Knee
Physical therapy exercises to treat patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner's knee.

Quadriceps Strengthening
Physical Therapy.

Advanced Balance Exercises
Physical Therapy.

Isometric Gluteal Strengthening
Physical Therapy.

Upper Extremity Special Tests
Special tests that help diagnose upper extremity conditions.

Upper Extremity Special Tests
Special tests that help diagnose upper extremity conditions.

Upper Extremity Special Tests
Special tests that help diagnose upper extremity conditions.

Upper Extremity Special Tests
Special tests that help diagnose upper extremity conditions.

Biking to Prepare for TKR Surgery
Ride a bicycle before your total knee replacement surgery to help maximize your mobility after your TKR procedure.

Hamstring Strengthening Exercises
The seated hamstring strengthening exercise is a simple way to improve your hamstring function while preparing for total knee replacement surgery.

Strengthen Your Hips to Prep for TKR Surgery
Learn hip strengthening exercises to do to prepare for your total knee replacement surgery.

Total Knee Replacement Pre-Op Exercises
Learn physical therapy exercises to do before your total knee replacement surgery to help maximize your outcome after the procedure.

Balance Exercises to Prepare for Knee Surgery
Physical therapy balance exercises can help you improve function while preparing for total knee replacement surgery.

The Prone Hang Exercise to Improve Knee Extension
You can improve knee ROM with the prone hang exercise.

Quad Sets
The quad set is a physical therapy exercise that can help improve the function of your quadriceps muscles.

Short Arc Quad Exercises
The short arc quad (SAQ) exercise can help strengthen your quadriceps muscle to prepare for total knee replacement surgery.

Straight Leg Raises
You can do straight leg raises to prepare for your total knee replacement surgery.

Long Arc Quads
The long arc quad exercise is a great way to improve your knee extension range of motion while preparing for your total knee replacement surgery.

Heel Slides
The heel slide exercise can help improve your knee ROM while preparing for knee replacement surgery.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Physical Therapy
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is a physical therapy treatment used to artificially contract your muscles.

Neer's Test to See if You Have Rotator Cuff Impingement
You can perform the Neer test to determine if rotator cuff impingement is causing your shoulder pain.

Lumbar Traction for Back Pain
Does lumbar traction help low back pain? Research shows that lumbar traction may not add any benefit to exercises for back pain or sciatica.

How to Calculate Your Maximum Heart Rate
Learn to calculate your maximum heart rate and use it to find your exercise target heart rate.

Manage Your Symptoms of Vertigo and Dizziness Caused by BPPV
If you develop vertigo and dizziness associated with BPPV, follow these steps to help decrease your symptoms and return to normal activities and function.

Stretches for the Muscles of the Thigh
Three physical therapy stretches to improve flexibility of the thigh muscles.

The Wall Slide - Exercise for Quadricep Strengthening
Wall slides are an effective way to strengthen your quadriceps muscles. Review how to perform this exercise.

The Wall Slide - Exercise for Quadricep Strengthening
Wall slides are an effective way to strengthen your quadriceps muscles. Review how to perform this exercise.

The Wall Slide - Exercise for Quadricep Strengthening
Wall slides are an effective way to strengthen your quadriceps muscles. Review how to perform this exercise.

Hemarthrosis - Definition of Hemarthrosis
Hemarthrosis describes bleeding in a joint, which may occur as the result of various conditions.

Golfer's Elbow? First Steps to Treatment
Learn what to do for golfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis, and visit your physical therapist for treatment of the pain in your elbow.

The Home Epley Maneuver Treatment
You can use the home Epley maneuver to help treat the dizziness and vertigo caused by BPPV.

Treat Your Vertigo with the Epley Maneuver
The home Epley maneuver requires that you perform simple motions to help reposition the displaced calcium deposits in your inner ear.

Roll Onto Your Side
Learn how to manage your BPPV symptoms be performing the home Epley maneuver.

The Home Epley Maneuver Treatment
Vertigo and dizziness caused by BPPV can be effectively managed with the home Epley maneuver.

The Home Epley Maneuver Treatment
The home Epley maneuver is an effective method to manage the vertigo and dizziness caused by BPPV.

Stretch Exercises - Learn Morning Stretch Exercises
What are the best stretches to get moving in the morning? Your physical therapist can show you total body morning stretches.

Stretch Exercises - Learn Morning Stretch Exercises
A good stretch in the morning is a great way to

Stretch Exercises - Learn Morning Stretch Exercises
A good stretch in the morning is a great way to

Stretch Exercises - Learn Morning Stretch Exercises
A good stretch in the morning is a great way to

Stretch Exercises - Learn Morning Stretch Exercises
A good stretch in the morning is a great way to

Stretch Exercises - Learn Morning Stretch Exercises
A good stretch in the morning is a great way to

Stretch Exercises - Learn Morning Stretch Exercises
A good stretch in the morning is a great way to

Tendonitis- Definition, Causes, Treatment
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, structures that attatch muscle to bone. Overuse is the most common cause of tendonitis. Treating tendonitis often involves resting the involved muscle.

Tendonitis- Definition, Causes, Treatment
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, structures that attatch muscle to bone. Overuse is the most common cause of tendonitis. Treating tendonitis often involves resting the involved muscle.

Tendonitis- Definition, Causes, Treatment
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, structures that attatch muscle to bone. Overuse is the most common cause of tendonitis. Treating tendonitis often involves resting the involved muscle.

Tendonitis- Definition, Causes, Treatment
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, structures that attatch muscle to bone. Overuse is the most common cause of tendonitis. Treating tendonitis often involves resting the involved muscle.

Tendonitis- Definition, Causes, Treatment
What is tendonitis, what causes tendonitis, and how is it treated in physcial therapy?

Medications Used During Iontophoresis in PT
What is iontophoresis and what medications are used during iontophoresis in physical therapy?

Lower Back Stretches - Cat Stretch
Exercises to stretch the lower back muscles are reviewed.

The Pelvic Tilt - Lower Back Stretches
Exercises to stretch the lower back muscles are reviewed. Page 4.

Lower Back Stretches - Exercises for the Low Back
Exercises to stretch the lower back muscles are reviewed.

Lower Back Stretches - Back Extension Prone
Exercises to stretch the lower back muscles are reviewed.

Diabetic Foot Care
Foot care is especially important in people with diabetes. Foot inspections looking for cuts and redness should be performed daily.

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain After a Car Accident
Physical therapy for chronic pain after a car accident.

CRPS - What is CRPS?
Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a painful condition that affects the arms or legs after some form of injury has occurred.

Assistive Devices in Physical Therapy
Common assistive devices and tools used to improve walking ability in physical therapy.

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Exercises to Maintain Healthy Knees
Learn physical therapy exercises to maintain healthy knees.

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Scapular Stabilization Exercises
Scapular stabilization exercise can be performed to get control of your shoulder blade if you have frozen shoulder.

Rotator Cuff Strengthening with a Resistance Band
Improve your strength with rotator cuff strengthening exercises if your have frozen shoulder.

Passive Shoulder Range of Motion Exercises
Passive shoulder range of motion exercises can be done to improve the mobility of your frozen shoulder.

Isometric Shoulder Exercises
You can perform isometric shoulder exercises to start to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles if you have frozen shoulder.

Shoulder Towel Stretches
Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, may respond well to gentle stretching with a towel.

Shoulder Active Range of Motion Exercises
Active shoulder range of motion exercises can start to get your frozen shoulder moving.

Exercises to Rehab Your Frozen Shoulder
Start treating your frozen shoulder with this step-by-step physical therapy exercise program.

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Exercise Program after a Boxer's Fracture
Are there exercises to do after a boxer's fracture? Here is a physical therapy exercise program for a boxer's fracture.

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Rotator Cuff Strengthening
Strengthening your rotator cuff can help improve your mobility after an elbow fracture.

Elbow and Wrist Range of Motion
Work on elbow range of motion during your elbow fracture rehab.

Biceps and Triceps Strengthening
Strengthening your biceps and triceps may be a part of your elbow fracture rehab.

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Shoulder Labrum Tear Exercise Program
Physical therapy shoulder and rotator cuff exercise program for a shoulder labrum tear.

Wrist and Hand Strengthening Exercises
Handgrip strengthening should be a part of your elbow fracture exercises.

Sport Specific and Return to Function Exercise
Sport specific exercises may be necessary after an elbow fracture.

Exercises for an Elbow Fracture
Physical therapy exercise program to do to help rehab a broken elbow.

Shoulder Range of Motion Exercises
Your elbow fracture rehab may include exercises for your shoulder range of motion.

Exercises After Shoulder Arthroscopy
A review of four exercises that should be performed progressively after shoulder arthroscopy.

Exercises After Shoulder Arthroscopy
A review of four exercises that should be performed progressively after shoulder arthroscopic surgery.

Exercises After Shoulder Arthroscopy
A review of four exercises that should be performed progressively after shoulder arthroscopy.

Exercises After Shoulder Arthroscopy
A review of four exercises that should be performed progressively after shoulder arthroscopy.

Exercises After Shoulder Arthroscopy
A review of four exercises that should be performed progressively after shoulder arthroscopy.

Balance Exercises
Physical Therapy.

Aerobic Exercise
Physical Therapy.

Bridges after Total Hip Replacement
Physical Therapy.

Heel Slides after THR
Learn how to do the heel slide exercise after total hip replacement.

Straight Leg Raises after Hip Replacement
Perform straight leg raises after your total hip replacement.

Quad Sets after Total Hip Replacement
The quad set is a great exercise to do in the hospital after a total hip replacement.

Glute Sets after Total Hip Surgery
Prevent blood clots after total hip replacement with the glute set exercise.

Exercise Program after THR
What do physical therapy exercises consist of after total hip replacement? Learn common total hip exercises with this step by step program.

The Dynamic Isometric Shoulder Exercise
Strengthen your rotator cuff and shoulder muscles after surgery with the dynamic isometric shoulder exercise.

Preparing for Physical Therapy School
How do you become a physical therapist and what do you need to do to apply to physical therapy school.

Bed Mobility
What is bed mobility and how does your physical therapist help improve your ability to move in bed?

Plantar Flexion for Ankle Injuries
Plantar flexion for ankle injuries.

Dorsi Flexion for Ankle Injuries
Dorsi Flexion for Ankle Injuries

Eversion for Ankle Injuries
Eversion for Ankle Injuries. Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapy Exercises for Ankle Sprains
Gentle exercises to increase motion after ankle sprains are reviewed.

Inversion for Ankle Injuries
Inversion for Ankle Injuries. Physical Therapy.

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An index of categories in the

Physical Therapy Abdominal Exercises
Easy exercises to help strengthen your abdominal muscles to prevent low back pain.

Abdominal Exercises
Easy exercises to help strengthen your abdominal muscles.

Abdominal Exercises
Easy exercises to help strengthen your abdominal muscles.

Abdominal Exercises
Easy exercises to help strengthen your abdominal muscles.

PT for Neck Pain
Learn how your PT can help you treat your neck pain.

Shoulder Pain
If you have shoulder pain, you PT can help you restore normal mobility.

Physical Therapy and Rheumatoid Arthritis
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may benefit from physical therapy to help maximize your functional mobility.

First Steps to Take to Treat Osgood-Schlatter Disease in Children
What should you do first if your child has knee pain due to Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Treat Sacroiliac Joint Pain with Kinesiology Tape
If you have sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain, you may be able to use kinesiology tape to help decrease your pain and improve your mobility.

Therapy at a POPTS versus Outpatient Clinic
Physician self-referral for outpatient physical therapy services after total knee replacement may take more sessions with less individualized care.