Freedom Physical Therapy BlogArticles from our expert therapists
Chances are you or someone you know has IBS or chronic pelvic pain. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder of the GI system. IBS is a functional disorder of the movement of stool through the small and large intestine.
Occupational therapy can help a wide variety of people in numerous ways. Patients of all ages seek out occupational therapy to help with their unique needs.
Do you or someone you know have IBS? Chances are you or someone you know has IBS. Managing IBS with Physical Therapy is a non-medication way to help improve the symptoms. Let's start with some background information on IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most...
Learn about the Liver Today we start to learn about the liver….Your liver is truly an amazing organ (FYI- I will say this about every organ because it’s true…but today we are focusing on the liver, so that is the amazing organ of the day). Scientifically we know that...
Why do I have a Headache? COVID-19, lockdowns, virtual school, working from home, mask-wearing, financial concerns, other personal and emotional stressors…Is it any wonder why we are seeing an increase in the complaints of headaches? Even in younger and healthy...
Why Correcting Your Posture Will Make You Feel Better How many times have you been told to “stand up straight”? Many a well-meaning parent has admonished their children to do just that(myself included). But why is posture important? What is “bad” posture? What causes...
20-30% of COVID-19 survivors will have long-term effects from the virus. Of the 28 million Americans that at the time of this blog have tested positive for COVID-19, 6-8 million people will be long-haulers. That is a lot of people who will suffer from the long-term effects of the virus.
As Physical and Occupational Therapists, we see pain and inflammation quite a bit throughout our day. Each patient we see is unique and their body presents pain and inflammation differently. As therapists, we have been taught and learned quite a few approaches to treating pain over our careers.
There are over 50 million Americans who suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis.
It is estimated that 1 in 2 women will experience osteoporosis in their lifetime. You may be someone who has developed osteoporosis and may be unsure if you should exercise
As we all know, the age of social media has given us the amazing ability to instantly share new and amazing ideas as well as spread misinformation leading to mass confusion. Whether purposefully or through a dilution of information, it is hard to wade through the vast ocean of information coming at us.
There are lots of reasons to start personal training; find the top 10 here. Personal training in a physical therapy place has its perks too!
While stress has many negative effects on the body, one painful result includes trigger points. These trigger points, or tight spots in the muscle, can contribute to limitations in motion and strength.
Pain is something that is experienced by most people and for some, dealing with pain is a daily task. Pain can occur in many different forms and areas of the body but the spine, including the neck, upper back, and lower back, is one of the most common areas that pain occurs.
Winter Knee Injury Prevention The cold air and fresh snow cover is a welcome sign for some here in Wisconsin. It means that all the snow enthusiasts are ready to ski, snowshoe, and skate. These winter activities are great to get you moving and enjoying the fresh air,...
Learn how to deal with Arthritis in Winter and when it gets cold out from physical therapist Molly Rittberg.
Occupational Therapist Adrienne Loukopoulos shares how you can put control back into your hands with hand control tips.
Can you find relief from TMJ Disorders? TMJ Disorder, otherwise known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD), can make a significant impact on your day to day life. Thankfully, there are many strategies available to effectively manage this issue. We are here to help you...
Research has shown that static stretching can lead to injury. Using a dynamic warm-up to increase muscle mobility prior to activity or exercise can help reduce your change of injury.
How to Get Rid of Back Pain Recurring back pain resulting from improper body mechanics can be prevented by avoiding movements that jolt or strain the back. They can also be prevented by maintaining correct posture and lifting objects properly. Many work-related...
5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Moving Well The spine is composed of 24 vertebrae that are connected by 23 discs. The discs act as shock absorbers, give the spine its shape and strengthen it. In total, the spine has 364 joints and is surrounded by 15 muscles. To...
Movember isn’t just about growing a mustache, it is about brining awareness to Men’s Health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
Learn more about Direct Access for Physical Therapy. You do not need a referral to have a PT get you moving better.
Seeking PT for injury rehab has been around since the beginning, but seeking PT for injury prevention is gaining popularity. Erin Bafunno, Physical Therapist talks about what PT means to her and why it is important, regardless of what type of athlete you are.
Your bra could be causing your neck, back, head, and shoulder pain. Being fitted for the correct size bra and postural education and exercise can help to reduce your pain.
Fall is a great time to be active outdoors. These are a few suggestions of great ways to stay active outdoors this fall season.
How are exercise and mental health related? Physical therapist Rachel tells you why exercise is so great for your mental health.
Learn about dry needling and knee replacements. A certified therapist can use dry needling as a treatment tool after knee replacement surgery.
Falls Prevention Month 2020 helps raise awareness for risks associated with falls. Learn how to recognize risks and find ways to prevent falls.
Nearly 1 million people are potentially living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States. LSVT BIG therapists like Molly can help.