DEGENERATIVE DISK DISEASE

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 […]

Knee Bursitis

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, […]

Vertigo

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 […]

Core Muscle Injuries and Sports Hernia

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. Injury occurs […]

Osteoporosis and Prevention

What Is Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterized by low bone density (thickness of the bone), decreased bone strength, and a change in the bone structure, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. The normal bone structure becomes thinned out and porous, lessening the ability of the bone to withstand the […]

Tips & Benefits To Eating Right.

In 2017, there is a bounty of diets, diet pills, and protein shakes on the market, that it makes it hard to see what is best when it comes to your nutritional plan.  Every single one of these items on the market is generalized to an idea of certain groups of people when nobody is […]

Heat Stroke

Many of us are enjoying the warm weather for the month of July, however, the heat can become dangerous to your health, if you don’t take the proper precautions. Heat stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most […]

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy… What’s the Difference?

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 overlap. At SportsCare Physical Therapy […]

How’s Your Posture?

Bad Posture causing you problems? Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer, fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is up to our muscles and skeletal structure to keep our posture in proper […]

Summer, Kids & Physical Therapy

Summer is almost here, which ideally puts the kids outside, being active and having fun. However, running around and playing can sometimes lead to injury if not careful. No one likes to see a child struggling, be it physically or mentally. Unfortunately, children can be born with disabilities, or attain injuries impeding or disabling their movement. […]