• Physical Therapy For Your Arm And Hand After A Stroke

    Your doctor will start you on physical therapy as soon as possible after you've had a stroke. Keeping the arm and hand muscles flexible is an important step to regaining function in that affected side. The longer the muscles go unused, the harder it is to gain back the use of your arm. Here is what to expect from your physical therapy after having a stroke. The Good and Bad of Compensation [Read More]

  • Serious Compression Fracture? Your Guide To Surgical Procedures For The Treatment Of Compression Fractures In Athletes

    Spinal injuries, particularly vertebral compression fractures, are common in athletes. Compression fractures, caused by a hard fall or physical injury, are diagnosed when one or more of the vertebra in the spine gets crushed or collapses. The severity of a compression fracture can range from mild to severe. Mild cases do not require surgery and are treated with rest, bracing and physical therapy. Serious cases, however, often need surgical intervention. The type of surgery performed depends primarily on the severity and nature of the injury. [Read More]