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At Maple City Physical Therapy, we care about your health and well-being both while you are in our office and when you are out about, or home. We are developing informational pages to help keep you healthy, safe, and to point you in the right direction when you are questioning your health conditions.
Click below images for information on various conditions.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between the two joint surfaces breaks down. The purpose of this cartilage is to decrease the friction between the bones. When this cartilage breaks down it causes bone on bone rubbing which can lead to increased pain and inflammation in the joint. Click the photo above to learn more.
There are many conditions that could increase the fall risk for you or a loved one. Click the image above for more information about some of the risk factors, and what you can do to decrease the likelihood of a fall.
Train right, have proper technique and be sure to rest your muscles or you will put yourself at risk of an overuse injury. Click on the image above to learn more about signs, symptoms, management and treatment of common overuse injuries like tennis elbow, shin splints, swimmers shoulder and more.
Generalized weakness is defined as muscle weakness throughout the body which is accompanied by decreased strength, muscle fatigue, and loss of function. We can all fall victim to this, whether it be because of working a desk job, aging, injury or one of many other causes. Click the image above to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of general weakness.
The vestibular system is a complex system that contributes to balance. It is located in the inner ear and brain, which helps to interpret motion. Some symptoms include dizziness, nausea, falls, lightheadedness, clumsiness and motion sickness. Click on the image above for more symptoms and what can be done to diagnose and treat your issue at Maple City Physical Therapy!
1. Dynamic Warm-Ups
2. Proper Rest and Recovery Times
3. Graded Exposure
4. Staying Active Year Round
Click the image above for more tips on how to stay active as you age.
Staying Healthy as an Athlete
Athletics can take a toll on your body. To learn how to keep yourself in top-shape, click on the above image.
Body Mass Index
BMI is a useful measure to assess being overweight and obesity. It is a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. Click on the image above to learn more about BMI, and how it affects your health.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disease that affects the basal ganglia in the brain. To learn more about the disease process, symptoms, and rehabilitation, click the image above.
Balance issues can happen for may reasons, including issues with the visual system, somatosensory system, or vestibular system. For more information about what could be causing your balance problems, and what we can do to help, click on the image above.
Only 25% to 40% of those with back pain seek healthcare. Treatment options vary depending on the many different classifications of low back pain including nerve root problems, stenosis, lumbar fusion, inflammatory, fracture, mechanical, chronic pain, etc. Click here to learn more about low back pain, its causes and treatments.