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ERGONOMICS: The Key To Work Longevity

ERGONOMICS: The Key To Work Longevity
Greenville SC's Guide for Ergonomics: The Key To Work Longevity   in for Work Activities. Ergonomics is about fitting the task to the person, and fitting the person to the task.  When ergonomic principles are applied in a work environment, many workplace injuries are avoided and work performance can be improved.To have "good ergonomics", ergonomic risk factors with the task and the individual must be identified and eliminated or reduced.  THE TASK Some common e...
Posted on 2021-01-20

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide
A common spot for bursitis is on the side of the hip. Here a large tendon passes over the bony bump on the side of the hip. The bony bump is called the greater trochanter. Inflammation in the bursa between the tendon and the greater trochanter is called trochanteric bursitis. This problem is common in older individuals. It may also occur in younger patients who are extremely active in exercises such as walking, running, or biking.
Posted on 2021-01-13

BACK PAIN IN CHILDREN Complete Injury Guide

BACK PAIN IN CHILDREN Complete Injury Guide
Until more recently, a complaint of back pain in a child or adolescent was considered uncommon. It was usually associated with a certain condition such as curvature of the spine, a broken spinal bone, inflammation, a tumor, or infection.More recently, however, reports of back pain among children are much more common.  It is not clear why but may be due to children carrying heavier backpacks or sitting longer due to increased computer use.  By the age of fifteen, 20-70 percent of childr...
Posted on 2021-01-06

PREPATELLAR BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide

PREPATELLAR BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide
Prepatellar bursitis is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid located in front of the kneecap. This inflammation can cause many problems in the knee.
Posted on 2021-01-02

NEUROCOGNITIVE TRAINING CAN BOOST MENTAL PERFORMANCE

NEUROCOGNITIVE TRAINING CAN BOOST MENTAL PERFORMANCE
Neurocognitive training is a useful brain-stimulating activity that involves being actively engaged in tasks that challenge the brain. Computer-based tasks, creative writing, dance, theater, or music-related activities, and even learning new tasks such as digital photography, quilting, or crafting can afford seniors with numerous benefits.
Posted on 2020-12-30

HOT VS COLD PACKS

HOT VS COLD PACKS
     A common question I get from my patients in Greenville SC is if they should use heat or ice at home? This answer is usually pretty simple based on the diagnosis, but let’s answer it in detail here for you reading this at home. Before reading the below details, please ask your medical expert if heat therapy or cryotherapy (ice) therapy is right for you. Purposed Physical Therapy takes no legal responsibilities for any harm you cause to yourself...
Posted on 2020-12-16

SHOULDER LABRAL TEAR Complete Injury Guide

SHOULDER LABRAL TEAR Complete Injury Guide
Since orthopedic surgeons began using a tiny TV camera called an arthroscope to diagnose and treat shoulder problems, they have discovered several conditions that no one knew existed. One of these conditions is an injury to a small structure in the shoulder called the labrum. A labral tear can cause pain and a catching sensation in the shoulder. Labral tears can be very difficult to diagnose.
Posted on 2020-12-12

WHIPLASH Complete Injury Guide

WHIPLASH Complete Injury Guide
Whiplash is defined as a sudden extension (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck) of the cervical spine. This type of trauma is also referred to as a cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) injury. Rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of whiplash with injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs of the cervical spine.
Posted on 2020-11-18

LIVING A FULL, ACTIVE LIFE WITH ARTHRITIS

LIVING A FULL, ACTIVE LIFE WITH ARTHRITIS
Many people experience the aches and pains of arthritis, especially as they age. In fact, arthritis is the most common chronic condition in people over age 65 in North America. While once thought of as a death sentence for an active lifestyle, we now know that maintaining and even progressing physical activity can help with arthritis symptoms. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and results from degeneration of the cartilage that cushions joint surfaces. In other words,...
Posted on 2020-11-04

JUMPER'S KNEE Complete Injury Guide

JUMPER'S KNEE Complete Injury Guide
When a child or adolescent complains of pain and tenderness near the bottom of the kneecap, the problem might be from jumper's knee. Kids in sports that require a lot of kicking, jumping, or running are affected most. Repeating these actions over and over can lead to pain in the tendon that stretches over the front of the kneecap (the patellar tendon.) Sometimes the bone growth center at the bottom tip of the kneecap is affected instead of the patellar tendon itself. This condition is known as ...
Posted on 2020-10-21

QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide

QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide
Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury of the quadriceps muscle and tendon. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint.These problems can affect people of all ages but the majority of patients with overuse injuries of the knee (and specifically quadriceps tendonitis) are involved in sports such as soccer, volleyball, running activities, or other repetitive jumping activities.
Posted on 2020-10-14

COMPUTER ERGONOMICS Complete Guide

COMPUTER ERGONOMICS Complete Guide
In this highly computerized world, more and more people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains that come from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. These aches and pains are felt in the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, wrist and elbow joints. In some cases, the nerves to the hand become compressed, causing weakness and/or tingling in the fingers. These symptoms can occur in the onset of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), which may include damage to tendons, muscles, nerves an...
Posted on 2020-10-09

BALANCE ISSUES IN SENIORS AND FALL PREVENTION

BALANCE ISSUES IN SENIORS AND FALL PREVENTION
Falls are among the leading causes of serious injury (e.g., fractures) and death for seniors in the United States. There are a number of factors that play a role in an individual's ability to maintain good balance, such as ear and visual health, core muscle strength, and nervous system function, among other factors. Balance problems may develop due to an injury or illness that negatively affects one of these regions. For older individuals, balance problems are often linked to vertigo, ear infect...
Posted on 2020-10-01

QUADRILATERAL SPACE SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide

QUADRILATERAL SPACE SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide
Quadrilateral space syndrome (QSS) happens when the axillary nerve is compressed, or injured in the back of the shoulder. Sometimes the symptoms are caused by the compression of an artery in the same area. Quadrilateral space syndrome usually happens from overuse, especially with overhead sports like throwing and swimming. The syndrome can also be caused by an injury, like a shoulder dislocation.
Posted on 2020-09-30

BACKPACK Complete Guide

BACKPACK Complete Guide
No matter what our age or where we are going, everyone seems to have a lot of stuff to haul around.  Whether you have a little one going off to school, are making your way to university or work yourself, or are heading out on a single day or multi-day trek, a backpack is often the carrying mode of choice. The body’s strong back, abdominals, and legs take the load of transporting items when you use a good backpack rather than leaving that load up to the weaker arms and shoulders, such ...
Posted on 2020-09-25

PATELLAR TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide

PATELLAR TENDINITIS Complete Injury Guide
Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint. Patellar tendonitis (also known as jumper's knee) is a common overuse condition of one of the knee tendons that is associated with running, kicking, and repetitive jumping and landing.
Posted on 2020-09-23

ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES HOLDING LIFTING & MARTIAL ARTS ATHLETES BACK

ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES HOLDING LIFTING & MARTIAL ARTS ATHLETES BACK
Dear Greenville SC Lifting and Martial Arts athletes, you need to read this! What we have noticed with lifting & martial arts athletes are that they are very strong pound-for-pound, but they do a poor job of being able to properly engage their core and gluteal muscles. Guess what, the stronger these muscles are, then the faster & better you will lift, push, pull, kick, punch, takedown, sprawl, leg ride, arm bar, and pretty much everything else in these sports.&...
Posted on 2020-09-18

KNEE CARTILAGE Complete Injury Guide

KNEE CARTILAGE Complete Injury Guide
Greenville SC's Knee Cartilage Injury Complete Guide in for Knee.   Welcome to 's patient resource about Articular Cartilage Problems of the Knee. Articular cartilage problems in the knee joint are common. Injured areas, called lesions, often show up as tears or pot holes in the surface of the cartilage. If a tear goes all the way through the cartilage, surgeons call it a full-thickness lesion. When this happens, surgery is usually recommended. However, these operations are...
Posted on 2020-09-15

FROZEN SHOULDER Complete Injury Guide

FROZEN SHOULDER Complete Injury Guide
Many adults (mostly women) between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age develop shoulder pain and stiffness called adhesive capsulitis. You may be more familiar with the term frozen shoulder to describe this condition. Frozen shoulder and adhesive capsulitis are actually two separate conditions.
Posted on 2020-09-10

PELVIC FLOOR & HIP/BACK PAIN

PELVIC FLOOR & HIP/BACK PAIN
Low back pain is a common occurrence for a large number of adults and sometimes it’s accompanied by hip pain. There are several underlying causes of persistent pain in these areas and in a number of cases issues related to the pelvic floor are overlooked.  The pelvic floor is made up of tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are attached to the bottom of the pelvis and extend along the front of the pubic bone, around the sides of the hip bones, and to the lower back where the tailbone ...
Posted on 2020-09-01

POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON Complete Injury Guide

POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON Complete Injury Guide
Due to the fact that we use our feet continuously, tendonitis in the foot is a common problem. One of the most frequently affected tendons is the posterior tibial tendon.
Posted on 2020-08-26

ACUTE vs CHRONIC BACK PAIN Complete Injury Guide

ACUTE vs CHRONIC BACK PAIN Complete Injury Guide
Back pain is one of the most common causes of missed days from work and job-related disabilities. The occurrence of back pain is fairly equal for both men and women, and can have a wide ranges of causes. Back pain is generally reported as originating in the lower back, with an intensity that may range from a dull ache to a sharp, intense sensation, and it may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting). In the majority of cases, back pain is acute, but certain spinal conditions or injuries m...
Posted on 2020-08-21

SHIN SPLINTS Complete Guide

SHIN SPLINTS Complete Guide
Pain along the front or inside edge of the shinbone (tibia) is commonly referred to as shin splints. The problem is common in athletes who run and jump. It is usually caused by doing too much, too quickly. The runner with this condition typically reports a recent change in training, such as increasing the usual pace, adding distance, or changing running surfaces. People who haven't run for awhile are especially prone to shin splints after they first get started, especially when they run downhill...
Posted on 2020-08-19

ACL HAMSTRING GRAFT Surgery Guide

ACL HAMSTRING GRAFT Surgery Guide
When the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is torn or injured, surgery may be needed to replace it. There are many different ways to do this operation. One is to take a piece of the hamstring tendon from behind the knee and use it in place of the torn ligament. When arranged into three or four strips, the hamstring graft has nearly the same strength as other available grafts used to reconstruct the ACL.
Posted on 2020-08-14

HAMSTRING TEARS Complete Injury Guide

HAMSTRING TEARS Complete Injury Guide
The big group of muscles and tendons in the back of the thigh are commonly called the hamstrings. Injuries in this powerful muscle group are common, especially in athletes. Hamstring injuries happen to all types of athletes, from Olympic sprinters to slow-pitch softball players. Though these injuries can be very painful, they will usually heal on their own. But for an injured hamstring to return to full function, it needs special attention and a specially designed rehabilitation program.
Posted on 2020-08-13

ACL PATELLAR TENDON GRAFT Surgery Guide

ACL PATELLAR TENDON GRAFT Surgery Guide
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizer of the knee joint. This key knee ligament is commonly torn during sports activities. The standard operation to fix a torn ACL is with a patellar tendon graft. The surgeon takes out the middle section of the patellar tendon below the kneecap (patella). This new graft includes the strip of tendon, along with attached plugs of bone on each end. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as a bone-patellar-tendon-bone graft. The surgeon re...
Posted on 2020-08-07

HEADACHES Complete Injury Guide

HEADACHES Complete Injury Guide
Headaches can be caused by a large variety of reasons. Those suffering from regular headaches are often aware of the cause of their headache, however in many cases, the cause of a headache may go unknown.
Posted on 2020-08-06

PHYSICAL THERAPY TRAINING

PHYSICAL THERAPY TRAINING
Clients are often curious on what training Physical Therapists go through in our journey to become equipped to help people address pain and mobility issues that are the result of traumatic injuries, chronic conditions, and surgeries. Physical Therapy is an essential field in which those who are interested must be ready and willing to undergo extensive training in a broad range of practice areas.
Posted on 2020-08-01

MUSCLE STRAINS Complete Injury Guide

MUSCLE STRAINS Complete Injury Guide
Muscles make up over half of the weight of a human body and they are required to make even the smallest of movements such as nodding your head or tapping your toe.  If too much stretch is put through one of your muscles you may end up with a painful muscle strain.  If the similar type of injury occurred to one of the ligaments in your body, it is termed a sprain.
Posted on 2020-07-29

TMJ Complete Injury Guide

TMJ Complete Injury Guide
The temporomandibular joint, commonly called the TMJ, is your jaw joint. There are two temporomandibular joints, one on each side of your head, just in front of your ears. If you place your fingertips on top of the skin in front of your ears and open your mouth so your jaw drops you will feel the joint moving under your fingers. A single specific cause of TMJ pain can often be difficult to discern as it is frequently due to a combination of factors affecting the joint.
Posted on 2020-07-24
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