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Hiking and Proper Footwear

Hiking and Proper Footwear

Hiking is a great way to stay active while enjoying the beauty of nature. Like any type of physical activity, you need to be aware of the possibility of injury. Selecting proper footwear is an important part of ensuring you have a fun and injury-free hike. Your Physical Therapist can help you find the right shoes to support your feet, prevent injuries, and optimize your performance on the trail.
Will I Lose Strength and Muscle Mass as I Get Older?

Will I Lose Strength and Muscle Mass as I Get Older?

As you age, your body undergoes a series of physiological changes. Loss of strength and muscle mass (sarcopenia) are natural consequences of aging. These changes typically occur gradually and impact your functional abilities and overall quality of life. Maintaining optimal muscle strength and mass is crucial for maintaining your independence and preventing age-related health complications, such as fall-related injuries.
Buying the Correct Golf Clubs to Prevent Injuries

Buying the Correct Golf Clubs to Prevent Injuries

Golf is a common sport with approximately 55 million regular players worldwide. Not only is golf pleasurable to play, but it also provides both mental and physical health benefits.
Physical Therapy for Shoulder Dislocations

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Dislocations

The shoulder joint can dislocate, due to the design of the joint that allows for significant flexibility at the expense of stability. Shoulder dislocations are extremely painful and have an impact on activities of daily living and participation in sports. Optimal management of a shoulder dislocation helps to restore function of the shoulder joint, prevent complications, and prevent recurrent dislocations.
Physical Therapy for Elbow Pain

Physical Therapy for Elbow Pain

Epicondylitis is a common cause of elbow pain in athletes and the general population. It can occur at both the medial (inside) and lateral (outside) epicondyle of the elbow. Medial epicondylitis, also known as “golfer’s elbow”, commonly occurs among golfers and other athletes who repetitively stress the tendons on the inside of the elbow. Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow”, commonly occurs among tennis players and other athletes who repetitively str...
Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

Shoulder pain is a common complaint in the primary care setting, with studies reporting that it’s the third most common musculoskeletal complaint. Shoulder pain accounts for about 1-2.4% of adult visits to primary care providers each year, and approximately 65% of these visits are due to rotator cuff issues, including tears and tendinopathy.

Understanding Leg Length Discrepancy

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) is a common orthopedic condition in both kids and adults in which one leg is slightly longer than the other. LLD affects up to 90% of the general population and is usually mild, causing no noticeable symptoms. However, a significant LLD can ca...

Bone Healing After Fracture and Surgery

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Bone fractures are a common injury that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Accidents, falls, sports, and diseases that cause bone weakening can all cause bone fractures. The symptoms of bone fractures vary and may include pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of ...
Understanding Trigger Finger

Understanding Trigger Finger

Trigger finger, also known as tenosynovitis or stenosing tenovaginitis, is a hand disorder that affects the tendons that allow the thumb and fingers to flex. This condition is characterized by the sudden release or locking of one finger during extension (extending) or flexion (bending) [Ferrara]. Additional symptoms include pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the thumb and fingers.

Enhance Mental Performance Through Regular Exercise      

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Have you ever wondered whether exercise could do more than just help you stay in shape orimprove your physical health? Research shows that exercising for about 20 minutes a day can help boost mental performance.
Osteoporosis vs Osteopenia

Osteoporosis vs Osteopenia

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Preserving the health and strength of bones as individuals age is an important issue that is not overlooked in the medical community. However, statistics show that osteoporosis and osteopenia are major health problems for over 50 million women and men aged 50 and over in ...
Choosing the right footwear for your activities

Choosing the right footwear for your activities

According to research, many people, including adults and children, wear the wrong type of footwear. In particular, children with certain neurodevelopmental disorders, people with diabetes, and older individuals are more likely to wear shoes that are too tight.
Selecting the right tennis racquet can help prevent elbow injury

Selecting the right tennis racquet can help prevent elbow injury

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Tennis elbow is an overuse injury caused by microscopic tears of the tendons that are connected to forearm muscles in the elbow joint. This type of injury develops due to repetitive movements, including repeatedly swinging a tennis racquet. Performing stretches, strength ...
CrossFit Style Strength and Conditioning

CrossFit Style Strength and Conditioning

CrossFit is a fast-growing form of high-intensity functional training.
Proper Cane Height and How to Use a Cane

Proper Cane Height and How to Use a Cane

A cane may be recommended by a doctor or Physical Therapist to support balance and stability. Coordination issues, balance difficulties, and muscle weakness may develop due to injuries, a disability, degenerative diseases, or surgical procedures. When minor assistance is needed to move around, a cane may offer sufficient help.
Use of Braces for Injuries, Sports, and Activities

Use of Braces for Injuries, Sports, and Activities

Joint and back pain are common problems that may develop due to deep tissue injuries and certain types of sports (e.g., basketball, baseball, tennis, and gaming), age-related changes, motor vehicle and work-related accidents.
Understanding Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Understanding Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is an inner ear disorder that is usually localized to one ear and develops when tiny calcium crystal-based structures called otoconia become dislodged and move freely in the fluid-filled region of the inner ear. The crystals may gradually drift into various areas, including semicircular canals that are responsible for sensing head movements.
Acute vs. Chronic Back Pain

Acute vs. Chronic Back Pain

Acute back pain lasts for less than chronic back pain — a healthcare professional will typically diagnose ongoing pain as chronic at around six months. Both acute and chronic back pain may be dull, moderate, or severe, and sometimes minor acute pain can become chronic if it is not addressed quickly.

Managing Neck Pain and Stiffness

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal issue that is associated with increasingly high healthcare costs and job absences each year.
What Are Repetitive Strain Injuries?

What Are Repetitive Strain Injuries?

A repetitive strain injury develops when tendons, muscles, ligaments, or nerves in a joint become irritated due to repetitive activities. This injury is also known as non-specific upper limb pain or work-related upper limb disorder. Other conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), Guyon canal syndrome, and cubital tunnel syndrome are referred to as repetitive strain injuries.
Understanding Tennis Elbow

Understanding Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow—or lateral epicondylitis—is a painful condition that develops due to repetitive motions such as swinging a tennis racket. It is an overuse injury that occurs when tendons or muscles in the forearm that extend toward the elbow become overworked. As the elbow is basically located in the middle of the upper extremity, it is feasible that weak muscles involving the shoulder and wrist can also impact as causal factors for tennis elbow. When these muscles are weak the body nat...
Chronic Pain from Muscle Imbalance

Chronic Pain from Muscle Imbalance

A muscle imbalance occurs when the structure of connective tissue or muscles changes in a manner that causes joint misalignment. This type of imbalance can lead to joint strain and subsequently put too much pressure (compression) on the nerves in the affected region. When this happens, chronic pain may develop. If the body attempts to lessen the pain through readjustment, additional muscles, ligaments, tendons, or connective tissue may become imbalanced—eventually making the pain even wors...
Understanding Shin Splints

Understanding Shin Splints

Shin splints, known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome develop due to repeated stress on bones, muscles, and tendons in the lower legs that hinder the body’s ability to heal properly. A shin splint typically causes pain on the inner side of the lower leg where the tibia or shin bone connects to muscles that provide support. However, the pain is the result of inflammation that has accumulated over time. This type of injury is common in athletes such as runners, basketball players, a...

Running injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Running is an optimal form of exercise that engages your entire body. However, people who run on a regular basis or for certain sports are prone to running injuries. Incorporating prevention strategies into your running routine is a good way to avoid injuries, but there a...

TMJ Pain and dysfunction

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Have you ever woken up from a deep sleep and rubbed the area right in front of your ear because it’s sore? If so, you’ve experienced at least a mild version of TMJ dysfunction. The TMJ can be a very painful area and create a hassle over time. If left untreated...
Dynamic Neck Strengthening as Concussion Prevention

Dynamic Neck Strengthening as Concussion Prevention

Concussions in sports are common— as many as 3.8 million per year occur in the U.S. In recent years, parents have reconsidered entering their child into contact sports to protect them from these often-recurring injuries. Highly publicized lawsuits against professional sports organizations have led to an increase in concussion prevention research, and the results may surprise you. While updating certain rules in sports have helped somewhat with concussion prevention, strengthening the muscl...
Get going with a healthy diet

Get going with a healthy diet

A healthy diet not only helps keep the waistline trim, it also gives you inner energy to help get you moving. Fuel your body with healthy foods to sleep better, reduce your risk of disease, and feel that get-up-and-go you’ve been searching for! For people seeking weight loss, a healthy diet and exercise are almost always the first prescriptions. When people hear this, some will justify unhealthy eating choices by adding in extra exercise.

Tips for managing sports injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Sports injuries are common amongst both youth and adults. While they may not be completely preventable, there are ways to reduce the chances of acquiring an injury, such as training in body awareness and improving muscle tone. Managing these injuries requires a combinatio...

Vision training for sports

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Vision training for sports is a research-based technique designed to help improve balance, eye-hand coordination, timing, positional, peripheral, and spatial awareness, depth perception, and reaction speed. More than 80% of sensory input is visual, which means the eyes pl...

Concussion Management

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that happens when a blow to the head or body alters brain function. Concussions are among the most common injuries to affect Americans, with almost half experiencing at least one during their lifetime. In fact, they affe...
Understanding Tension Headaches

Understanding Tension Headaches

There are three common types of headaches: tension, migraine, and cluster headaches.
How often do you think about your breathing?

How often do you think about your breathing?

It’s something we do thousands of times a day without even thinking about it. Otherwise known as ventilation, the process of breathing seems straightforward.
What is the difference between Chronic Pain and Daily Pain?

What is the difference between Chronic Pain and Daily Pain?

Pain is something we may experience every day in one form or another.

Why Your Child Might Need a Physical Therapist

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! From sports injuries to congenital deformities, children can have issues that result in dysfunctional movement or pain with activity.
Physical Activity vs Exercise

Physical Activity vs Exercise

We all know that moving our bodies and burning calories is good for us. From cardiovascular benefits, to decreasing the chances of becoming diabetic or obese, to even reducing stress and improving our microbiome and gut, movement is vital to our all-around health.

Understanding Joint Stiffness

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Joint stiffness can be a major deterrent to staying active. Contrary to what you might think, however, stiff joints and muscles may become worse with rest and better with movement. Yes, exercise can actually help achy, arthritic joints feel better. Research shows that the...
Keeping Kids Active

Keeping Kids Active

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the age of Covid-19 has been difficult for both adults and children. Kids today face a whole new set of challenges compared to any other recent generation. On top of a rapidly evolving world of technology, which enables almost infinite entertainment possibilities at their fingertips, many kids now attend school virtually.
Balance Training Combats Ankle Sprains

Balance Training Combats Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are common among active individuals, especially athletes who play sports such as basketball or soccer. However, jogging, running, cheerleading, and gymnastics are linked to ankle sprains as well.

The BEST posture is the NEXT posture

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! When most people hear the word 'posture', they immediately think about the position their bodies are in when they are in a seated position, but it involves so much more than that. Posture is also the way an individual moves their body. Posture is dynamic because the body ...

Intramuscular Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! IMS is a common therapeutic approach that provides relief for individuals suffering from persistent nerve pain. Read on to learn more about the benefits of combining physiotherapy exercises with IMS.

Exercise Is Medicine

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Have you ever heard the phrase “exercise is the best medicine?”
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.

Living a full, active life with arthritis

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! 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...

Balance Issues in Seniors and Fall Prevention

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! 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 ...

How Pelvic Floor may contribute to Hip or Back Pain

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! 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.
Physical Therapy Training

Physical Therapy Training

Clients are often curious 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.
Preventing and Treating Running Injuries

Preventing and Treating Running Injuries

Running is a major component of many sports, and a favorite recreational activity for many. When executed properly, running provides enjoyment and boosts overall health, but there are a variety of reasons why running injuries can occur.

Staying Active with Back Pain

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! A serious back injury, major back surgery, or experiencing occasional back pain can all disrupt your normal routine and lead you to become less active. If the pain starts to become unbearable, it may be tempting to take pain relievers and just rest in bed, but it is actua...

Getting Ready for Gardening

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! For many people, gardening is a pleasurable activity that reaps beautiful blossoms and sometimes a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables. Individuals can enjoy gardening for hours as long as they take safety precautions and pay close attention to using good posture.

Staying healthy in the age of social distancing

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Nearly all of us are isolating at home for the good of society. How can we stay physically and mentally healthy during this challenging time?

COVID-19 Updates

At Purposed Physical Therapy, your health and well-being is our top priority.

Managing Tennis Elbow

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Tennis elbow, which is also known as lateral epicondylitis/epicondylalgia, is a painful condition that develops when the muscles and tendons that extend from the forearm to the outer portion of the elbow, called the lateral epicondyle, become injured or overworked.

Understanding Repetitive Strain Injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! A repetitive strain injury refers to recurring pain affecting the nerves, muscles, or tendons of a joint due to tissue damage that is caused by repetitive movements. In the arms, this particular type of injury is also called work-related upper limb disorder or non-specifi...

Preventing Shin Splints

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! How to Prevent Shin Splints

Managing Sports-Related Injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Sports-related injuries can occur during indoor and outdoor sports, as well as while training or regularly exercising. These types of injuries may be the result of improper training techniques, overtraining, the misuse of equipment or protective devices, an inadequate war...

Exercise during Flight

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Flying is a common way to travel, and most people may see it as an opportunity to relax and rest during the trip. However, it is important to remain relatively active while on a plane.

Understanding Muscle Spasms

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! A muscle spasm refers to a sudden, sharp, and involuntary muscle contraction. The painful spasm that develops is due to the muscle remaining in a contracted position. One of the most common types of muscle spasms occur in the calf muscles, which is often called a Charley ...
Spinal Compression Fractures

Spinal Compression Fractures

The bones or vertebrae in the spine are very strong, but sometimes, in certain circumstances such as excessive pressure, repetitive bending or lifting or a physical injury such as a hard fall can damage or weaken vertebrae. When a spinal bone collapses, this is referred to as a compression fracture. For young, healthy individuals these fractures are rare but most likely to occur in those who work at heights or participate in sports like gymnastics, or aerial sports like ski jumping which involv...

Common Cycling Injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Cycling is an activity that many people enjoy. Some individuals are more experienced than others, but cyclists of any level may experience injuries. Certain injuries can be avoided and some can be treated at home, while other more serious issues may require a visit to a P...

What is Elastic Tape and How Does It Work?

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! While taping as a therapeutic technique has been used since around the 1800’s, elastic taping, such as Kinesiotape (KT) and Rock Tape, have recently become quite popular in the rehabilitation industry. It is commonly used to treat or prevent muscle and joint related...

Risks of overtraining

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you!

The benefits of good posture

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Posture refers to the way you hold your body when sitting, standing, laying, and walking. Good posture helps prevent excessive strain on the joints and muscles of your body, which helps to reduce pain and minimize your risk of injury. Good posture can even boost your self...

Keeping My Shoulders Healthy As I Age

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you!

Acute Versus Chronic Back Pain - What’s the difference?

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! 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, wi...

Joint Aches

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Do you experience Joint Aches when it is Cold and Rainy?

Concussions

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Concussions have been recognized as a clinical condition for more than 1,000 years, and during the 20th century concussion was studied extensively in boxers. However, interest in concussion didn’t peak in the general population until 2002 when it was determined that...

Labral Tears

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! The labrum is an important cartilage ring that promotes stability and shock absorption in the shoulders and hips. It is attached to the outer rim of the shoulder socket and helps keep the ball of the shoulder in place. The labrum performs that same function in the hip soc...

Rotator Cuff Tears

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Shoulder pain is a leading musculoskeletal complaint seen in primary care provider offices, with rotator cuff injuries accounting for 64% of shoulder-related visits.

ACL Injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is one of the most common and devastating injuries that commonly affects athletes that participate in demanding sports, such as soccer, football and basketball. ACL tears are responsible for approximately 64% of k...

Joint Replacement Procedures

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! The incidence of joint replacement procedures in the United States is high, with over 1 million total knee and hip replacement procedures being performed each year. This number is expected to rise dramatically over the coming years with the aging population due to a highe...

Sleep Apnea

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. Untreated, the condition can lead to several negative health consequences. Physical Therapy can help individuals with sleep apnea because cardiovascular exercise and physical activity have...

Pediatric Physical Therapy

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Pediatric Physical Therapy refers to Physical Therapy that is provided by specially trained Physical Therapists to infants, toddlers, children and teenagers ranging from 0 to 18 years.

Are you getting enough sleep?

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is a vital component to our health and well-being. While all of the key functions of sleep have not yet been fully uncovered, research suggests that sleep plays an important role in tissue healing, memory, motivation, mood...

Handling Aches & Pains

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Chronic pain is one of the leading conditions that primary healthcare professionals encounter in their practice, particularly in patients over the age of 65. Chronic pain in the older population is associated with a variety of negative effects, including substantial disab...
Bone health & falls

Bone health & falls

Osteoporosis is a serious health problem that affects one in every three women, and one in every five men over the age of 50. Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder that is characterized by the deterioration of bone tissue, low bone mass, increased bone fragility, and an increased risk of fracture.

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Ensuring that your body’s cells are young and healthy is one of the keys to staying young. Current research shows that there is a link between exercise and young, healthy cell DNA. The abbreviation DNA refers to deoxyribonucleic acid, which is the cellular (cell) ma...

Avoiding Ankle Injury

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Ankle injuries are commonplace in the athletic population, occurring in athletes of all ages and across all sports. A recent systematic review found that the ankle was the most common site of injury in 24 of the 70 sports studied. Additionally, 22% of sports injuries that...

Dealing with back pain

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Back pain is one of the most common health problems that causes physical disabilities. However, if you are experiencing back pain, you don’t have to just grin and bear it.

Managing Jaw Pain

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Are you currently experiencing occasional or chronic jaw pain? Both types of discomfort may indicate an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Untreated jaw symptoms can become long-term conditions, so it’s important to recognize the signs. In this newslette...
Knee Pain

Knee Pain

In this newsletter, we are discussing the prevention of knee pain.
How Cross Training can Maximize Swim Stroke Power

How Cross Training can Maximize Swim Stroke Power

In this newsletter we are discussing how Cross Training can Maximize Swim Stroke Power.

Hiking For Health

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Regular physical activity is good for your health and can lengthen your life; the problem is that most of us aren’t getting enough of it. The good news is that exercise doesn’t have to be boring - hiking is a great way to meet the recommended physical activity...

Getting fit With Nordic Walking

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! With how busy life can be, many of us may not be getting enough physical activity, which increases the risk of a multitude of chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease.
Enjoying Golf and Preventing Injuries

Enjoying Golf and Preventing Injuries

Golf is a global sport that people of all ages and abilities participate in, that typically involves long periods of low intensity exercise combined with short bursts of intense activity. Regardless of age and ability, golfers are at risk of injuries to the back, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists and/or hands. But don’t let the fear of injury prevent you from enjoying this rewarding game – golf is a sport that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle by helping you to gain and mainta...

Managing Arthritis

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that can affect the joints, cartilage, muscles, and bones in your body. The pain and discomfort that arthritis causes can also lead to a reduced range of motion as well as the loss of normal mobility. The most common form of arthriti...
Managing Foot Pain

Managing Foot Pain

It has been estimated that approximately 24% of adults experience issues related to their feet, and the prevalence of injury increases with age. The pain that an individual experiences with a foot injury can be disabling, and can negatively affect their mood, self-care abilities, and their overall quality of life; further, it can increase the risk of falls. The most common sites of foot pain include the mid-foot/arch region (25.6%), first metatarsal head (the big knuckle of your great toe) (20.2...
muscle mass and strength with aging

muscle mass and strength with aging

By 2050, the global population of individuals over the age of 65 will increase by 188%. As a consequence of the aging population, there has been a noticeable increase in the prevalence of “diseases of aging”, including sarcopenia. Sarcopenia has recently been described as a “syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength with the risk of adverse outcomes such as physical disability, poor quality of life, and death”.

Reducing Joint Pain and Restoring Mobility

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Reducing Joint Pain and Restoring Mobility

Osteoporosis and Bone Health

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease found in humans and is often silent until it’s complicated by fractures that typically occur following minimal trauma. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass, bone tissue deterioration, bone architecture disruptio...
Back to school tips

Back to school tips

With the school year quickly approaching parents should be mindful of the potential hazards of their child’s backpack. Wearing a backpack that is too heavy or improperly proportioned can result in a number of adverse effects including neck pain, mid- and lower back pain, poor posture, headaches, and muscle strain, among others.
Managing Calf Strains

Managing Calf Strains

In this newsletter we are discussing how to recognize the signs of a calf strain along with management and treatment approaches including Physical Therapy.

CrossFit: Strength and Conditioning

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! CrossFit is a high intensity training regimen that is characterized by workouts that are short, intense, and constantly varied. Several slightly elevated risks for injury have been reported in relation to CrossFit exercises, but applying proper strength training and condi...
Summer Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips

You may be thinking about taking a summer vacation over the next few months, and while this may sound exciting, it has the potential to be a little hazardous to your health. Travelling results in prolonged periods of sitting in awkward, cramped spaces, whether it be in a car or on a plane, and possibly prolonged periods of standing while waiting in lineups at airports in combination with heavy lifting of luggage. Dehydration is very common with travel too.
Managing Back Pain

Managing Back Pain

A healthy lower back helps keep our bodies upright, allows us to bend, twist and move and supports most of our body weight.

Dealing With Neck Pain

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Have you been experiencing frequent neck pain or stiffness? Many adults are currently struggling with this issue. Recurring pain that is not properly addressed can dramatically decrease your quality of life so it should not be ignored.

Hiking

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Regular exercise improves your health and lengthens your life. But this doesn't mean you have to spend long hours within the walls of a gym or be confined to the sidewalks of your neighborhood. Hiking is an excellent way to break up a monotonous exercise routine and get a...

Staying active in winter

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! People who enjoy engaging in outdoor activities may be tempted to become less active when the winter months set in, but there are several ways to continue getting regular exercise during this time of year. For instance, cross-country skiing is described as a low injury-ri...

Repetitive Strain Injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Repetitive Strain Injuries

Tennis Elbow

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Managing Tennis Elbow
Chronic Pain from Muscle Imbalances

Chronic Pain from Muscle Imbalances

If you suffer from chronic pain, you’re not alone; approximately one third of Americans have the same medical condition. Not only can chronic pain be debilitating, it can also have a negative impact on your social and psychological wellbeing. Pain is your body’s way of signaling that something is wrong, so don’t ignore it! If you’re experiencing chronic pain, the licensed Physical Therapists at Purposed Physical Therapy may be able to help you reduce and better manage yo...
How to Prevent Shin Splints

How to Prevent Shin Splints

A shin splint, which is medically referred to as tibial stress syndrome, is a painful injury to the shin that commonly affects runners, but also dancers and other athletes.
The Rewards of Group Workouts

The Rewards of Group Workouts

Have you ever tried working out on your own and have found your motivation to get out to exercise decrease? Regular exercise provides individuals with numerous health benefits, including: reduced risk of developing health problems and diseases, increased energy levels, a heightened mood and even improved mental performance. Compared to exercising alone, group workouts are the best alternative that can boost your motivation as many people have noted.

Physical Challenges of New Parenthood

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Physical Challenges of New ParenthoodHaving a baby is such an exciting experience. However, this transition is coupled with unexpected physical challenges. For instance, a baby may prefer being held in a certain position that could mean maintaining an abnormal posture for...

Keep Running - Preventing and Treating Running Injuries

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! Running is a common exercise which is beneficial for lower extremity strength and resilience. Despite its benefits, some research findings show that approximately 80% of runners experience injury related to the activity every year. Therefore, taking measures to curb the ...

The importance of good posture

If you have pain or limitation and live in Greenville-Spartanburg SC, then call the rehab experts at Purposed Physical Therapy at (864) 881-1712 or you can fill out our New Patient Form by clicking HERE and we will call you! While carrying out activities such as daily chores, working, running errands, or taking care of children, maintaining good posture may be the last thing on a person’s mind. However, neglecting your posture could lead to health problems over time. There are specific ...
Get Up and Go with a Healthy Diet

Get Up and Go with a Healthy Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly helps ensure that the body has enough nutrients and energy to perform daily tasks without experiencing pain or getting quickly fatigued. Proper diet and exercise reduces the risk of developing health problems. Eating an ample amount of fruits and vegetables is especially important as they contain antioxidants that protect healthy cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is described as the damage that foreign or toxic substances can cause ...
2015 March - Sports Injuries

2015 March - Sports Injuries

With March Madness just around the corner in addition to the NBA and NHL playoffs, many people will soon be gearing up for various types of athletic events. Although regular exercise is highly recommended to promote optimal health, engaging in rigorous activities often pose the risk of suffering from injuries, especially if special precautions are not taken. Preventing injuries is the best way to get the most out of sports activities and stay healthy. Here are a few recommendations that have pro...
2015 Feb - Calf Sprain

2015 Feb - Calf Sprain

Understanding Calf Sprains A calf strain is a painful injury that is the result of a pulled or torn calf muscle. The pain is usually felt in the back of the lower leg immediately after the injury has occurred and some people report hear a popping sound if the calf muscle actually fully tears. Individuals who engage in sports activities on a regular basis, such as tennis, squash, or running, commonly suffer from calf strains, but any type of activity that causes the calf muscle to contract too a...
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