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When should I stop exercising if I have pain? “I have back pain with exercise, so I better not do anything. If I try to exercise, the back pain gets worse. I better just stay in bed since it hurts.” We hear these comments all the time. How do you know when to keep going or when to stop […]
HealthyPoints Heelys have 1-2 wheels in the heel so kids use their shoes as skates. Protective gear is recommended, but not practical. Fall on an outstretched hand is most common injury. If you see a kid rolling by with one heel up and he or she is just wearing tennis shoes, they are probably wearing […]
When is Ice Not Cool? Ice can be harmful to some individuals with certain medical conditions. There may be exceptions where your doctor or therapist will allow a minimum amount of ice, but consult your own doctor. When is using ice not recommended? Although ice is recommended for acute injuries, caution should be taken for […]
When to Buy New Shoes? Important PointsDepending on your activity level, the recommendations on when to buy new running shoes varies.A physical therapist or specialized shoe store can assist you with this decision. Type of Shoe Activity Level Time for New Shoes Walking Shoes Walk 10-15 miles a week Every 4-6 months or 350-550 miles Running […]
Help Me Buy the Best Athletic Shoes Do not choose your shoe just based on name brand or looksImportant PointsThere are many things to look at including type of foot, past injuries, and activity. Running shoes last 4-6 months or 350-550 miles A physical therapist or specialized shoe store can assist in picking the right shoes. Help Me […]
Help Me Buy Children’s Shoes Quick points to assist parents: It is important to have the proper shoe as a child’s foot develops. A physical therapist may be needed to evaluate for orthotics. Parents often lament the high cost of children’s shoes. If you think about it, though, your kids walk and run hundreds of miles […]
Over 2 million people have this condition. A thorough physical therapy evaluation following a visit to your physician is vital for successful treatment. Many physical therapy treatments have shown success and surgery is the last option. There are many causes of plantar fasciitis listed below. What is plantar fasciitis? The term “-itis” usually means inflammation. Arthritis meaning […]
I guess my opinion on crocs will have to change. Besides thinking they are not “cool”, I felt they could not be good for my feet. They looked like those “jelly shoes” from the past , with no support for your feet. But numerous articles have praised the Crocs for their ability to decrease foot […]
Are these better on my knees and back as far as decreasing the wear and tear on my body?… We have proven in our other article that wearing high-heeled shoes may increase the chance of having OA for women (See Is it Better to Look Good or to Feel Good?) Women and shoes are a touchy subject. […]
When the Heat is Not On Even heat can be harmful if used on certain injuries and conditions. Your athletic career could be over if heat is used at the wrong time on certain injuries. Ask your local physical therapist, athletic trainer, or doctor if you are uncertain in how to treat an injury. Can applying […]
“Thank you Chris and the AthletePlus team for all your help in getting my knee back to “normal”. I can use it again with ease and no pain”
they defiantly helped me get my knees back to where i wanted them and even make them stronger.
Excellent therapist with great skills and very knowledgeable in the field. I would highly recommend him for therapy to patients of any age. I am now playing golf again without back pain.
The past couple of months I had been feeling a lot of pain in my rib area. When I started coming here, my pain almost went away with only two sessions. My experience here has been wonderful! The people working here are so nice and I cannot thank y’all enough.
Great experience. Always felt motivated to work my hardest and knew that the therapists were truly caring about my recovery.
Overall very pleased with the results of the rehab. All aspects exceeded my expectations although I had high doubts this would alleviate my pain.
Fantastic, I would recommend it to anyone and a nice friendly caring atmosphere. They will help you with what ever your needs are.
It was a good experience and it really help me during the exercises. I was treated and helpful and I will come back.
Very helpful! It gave me the ability to return to my sport as soon as possible.
Great place for rehab. I will let everyone know who needs rehab to come out and see there great facility. Thanks a lot for all your help!!!!!!