Originally Published: June 2, 2017 Many people are curious about the relationship between Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT). There is often confusion about these two professions and some even think that the two are synonymous. There are significant differences between the two professions, and there are also many gray areas where the two
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Hi there, With the recent spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our team at SportsCare wanted to take a moment to reassure all of our patients of the steps our team is taking to prevent the spread of this virus. SportsCare staff is currently complying with all CDC recommendations to ensure the cleanliness of our clinics
It’s snowing… AGAIN. Many of us still drove into work and will need to drive home with roads full of snow, slush and ice. So what can we bring with us to ensure the easiest way home possible with Winter Driving? Here are some tips: Snow Tires: I mean it’s not the easiest thing to
A biceps tendon rupture occurs when the biceps muscle is torn from the bone at the point of attachment (tendon) to the shoulder or elbow. Most commonly, the biceps tendon is torn at the shoulder. These tears occur in men more than women; most injuries occur at 40 to 60 years of age due to
Thanksgiving Tips, From SportsCare Institute Family, Cranberries (on the table and in your drink), Laughter, and Great Food are the perfect Thanksgiving ingredients for making great memories. However, Thanksgiving pre can cause your body issues if you focus too much on the event, and not yourself. At the start of the holiday season, we salivate
It’s estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually gets better results than surgery. Degenerative disk disease (DDD) is one
What is a Rotator Cuff? The “rotator cuff” is a group of 4 muscles and tendons that are responsible for keeping the shoulder joint stable. Unfortunately, injuries to the rotator cuff are very common, either from injury or with repeated overuse of the shoulder. Injuries to the rotator cuff can vary as a person ages.
If you have low back pain, you are not alone. In fact, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own, but for some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life
The NFL season has just started, and already in its 5th week, the season has become injury-ridden. Football is a rough contact sport, so it’s not too surprising to see players injured on the field. It’s also one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in the
What Is Knee Bursitis? Knee bursitis (also called pre-patellar or infrapatellar bursitis, and commonly called “housemaid’s knee, or clergyman’s knee) occurs when 1 or more of the many bursae (fluid-filled sacs) becomes damaged, irritated, or inflamed. Normally, a bursa acts as a cushion or friction-reducer between 2 body parts, such as between bone and skin,
What Is Vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation of spinning—even when you’re perfectly still, you might feel like you’re moving or that the room is moving around you. Vertigo usually is described as a spinning sensation, whereas dizziness usually is described as “lightheadedness.” Often, they have different causes and different treatments. What Causes It? Most causes of
What Is It? Core muscle injuries have been called athletic pubalgia and sports hernia, but this injury does not fit the common definition of a “hernia,” where an organ or soft tissue protrudes outside its normal cavity. There is no defect in the abdominal wall or herniation of the abdominal contents with a sports hernia.