Physical Therapy

Spasticity is a condition that occurs as the result of an interference in activity between the brain and spinal cord. The cause of interference is usually an injury, deformity, or an underlying illness. The condition is identified by muscles that involuntarily ‘seize up’ or tighten. Although spasticity is relatively harmless, it can be quite disruptive…

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Prolotherapy – formerly known as sclerotherapy – is a treatment used to facilitate the healing and regeneration of tissue in various parts of the body, such as damaged joints. Injections of mild irritants – usually sugar and water – are administered into the joint. As irritation occurs, the body recognizes it as an injury. Over…

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Muscle and joint pain are very common among American adults, with approximately 100 million people suffering from chronic pain of some kind in the U.S. Musculoskeletal pain can occur as the result of many causes, the most common of which are injuries, birth deformities, and underlying illnesses like arthritis. Pain occurs when some component of…

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Weakness of the arms or legs is an indicator of a problem with the nervous system. The problem could be a case of functional weakness, or it could indicate an underlying issue, such as nerve damage or illness. Weakness may appear suddenly or develop gradually depending on its cause. An assessment of limb weakness is…

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Electrodiagnostic testing involves two separate tests – electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies. The first is used to evaluate the function of the muscles and electrical activity within them when at rest and in use. Nerve conduction studies are used to evaluate the function of the nerves and how well they transmit electrical signals. The…

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