Category : Physiotherapy Frisco TX

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What is Sports Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy versus sports physical therapy, what’s the difference? What is sports physical therapy? We know that terms in the medical field can be difficult to understand sometimes, so that’s why Tieperman Health and Wellness is here to help! We want you to know exactly what you or your child is participating in when it comes to PT, so here’s what to know about what sports physical therapy is.  The Definition Sports physical therapy focuses on the young and growing athletes of the sports world. Therefore, facilities specifically designed for physical therapy are full of equipment meant for this kind Read more
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Physiotherapy Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot. Plantar fasciitis develops when there is a strain on this tissue. Sometimes heel spurs develop from this condition which is a bony growth on the heel. Physical therapists are trained to treat this condition, and there are multiple treatments and exercises that can help relieve your plantar fasciitis. Here are some treatments and exercises for plantar fasciitis.  The Variety of Treatments A physical therapist will work with you to develop a treatment program fit for your plantar fasciitis, and it may contain any number Read more
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How to Pick a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy is often an essential step of injury or surgery recovery. Choosing a quality physical therapist or clinic is critical to quality care. But choosing a physiotherapist if you’ve never had to do so before can be difficult. That’s why we’re giving you a few tips on how to pick a physical therapist.  How to Pick a Physical Therapist Make Sure The Physical Therapist Has Certifications  The most important factor in picking a physical therapist is making sure they have the proper certifications. They should have the proper license and completed an exam to do so. Your physiotherapist might Read more
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Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

Auto accidents can be very stressful both emotionally and physically. With the adrenaline rush that occurs after an accident, you might overlook one of these common auto accident injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries that you may notice after an auto accident.  Whiplash Whiplash is a common term for muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries that commonly occur in auto accidents. The stress on your body occurs due to the rapid acceleration and deacceleration of an auto accident. It strains the muscles and soft tissues in your body, causing stiffness and soreness in the following days.  Scrapes and Read more
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Chiropractor or Physical Therapist: Which One Do I Need?

Chiropractors and physical therapists have some similarities when it comes to what they do. Both practices treat and manage pain and stiffness in your body, and they are licensed professionals who attend graduate school to practice. However, they can differ in some areas, so we’re going to discuss the differences between a chiropractor and a physical therapist and how you know which one you should visit.  Critical Differences Between Chiropractors and Physical Therapists One of the primary goals of physical therapy is to achieve pain-free movement of your body. Chiropractors focus on pain relief and the alignment of your spine. Read more
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Best Tendonitis Treatments

Tendonitis is a condition that affects tendons: tissue that attaches muscle to a bone. This tissue becomes inflamed and causes tenderness and pain that gets worse when the patient moves. It can occur in several different joints, which is why it has many names, including tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, and jumper’s knee. Luckily, there are many ways to treat tendonitis. Here are a few that we recommend.  Acupuncture  This traditional Chinese practice unblocks pathways in the body which allow energy to flow freely. By clearing these pathways, acupuncture relieves pain and treats other ailments of the body. Several Read more
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Common Baseball Injuries

Injuries are a common occurrence for baseball players of all ages who often play at competitive levels. These sports injuries are specifically due to overuse. The majority of common baseball injuries afflict pitchers the worst. We’ll discuss these frequent baseball injuries along with a few ways to treat them should they occur.  Most Common Baseball Injuries Muscle Strains Rotating the body sharply and quickly is a crucial skill for pitchers to possess. However, doing this repeatedly causes strain on the body, particularly your muscles, which leads to muscle strain injuries. The MLB has seen 20+ players go on the disabled Read more
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Physiotherapy & Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has been described as pain that lasts three months or longer, and it usually causes physical decline, limited function ability, and emotional distress. The pain also has a negative effect on daily life. It impacts sleep, work, home life, leisure activities, and the ability to interact with the ones you love. These things lead to mental and emotional distress, which might present themselves as mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress. In fact, negative emotional events can come up as physical pain, which worsens chronic pain symptoms. For many people, physiotherapy is the answer. Physiotherapist’s role Since Read more
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How Physiotherapy Helps Heal Whiplash

Car accidents are terrible. They are expensive, and even more so when an injury is involved. While every car crash is different, most of the injuries sustained in car accidents are all relatively similar. This is because there is only so much movement that can happen in a confined space like in a car. While some of these injuries might go away, some do not begin to show up until after a few days have passed. These are known as “invisible injuries”. These include whiplash headaches neck/back pain knee pain Many patients think that these injuries or symptoms will just Read more
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What is E-Stim and How Does It Work?

Physical therapy consists of a wide variety of diverse treatment techniques and methods aimed at improving movement and managing physical pain throughout the body. If your doctor has referred you to a physical therapist, they may have mentioned Electrical stimulation or E-Stim therapy.  Electrical Stimulation therapy may come across as somewhat frightening however, it’s a reasonably simple and low-risk course of treatment which can considerably enhance functional mobility, while at the same time reduce physical pain and illness. In some cases, E-Stim can also be used to treat stubborn wounds and dysfunctional muscles. Generally speaking, electrical stimulation is commonly used Read more