Helpful information

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. 

OSTEOARTHRITIS

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.

FALL RISK

There are many conditions that could increase the fall risk for you or a loved one. Click the button below for more information about some of the risk factors, and what you can do to decrease the likelihood of a fall.

OVERUSE INJURIES

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 button below to learn more about signs, symptoms, management and treatment of common overuse injuries like tennis elbow, shin splints, swimmers shoulder and more. 

GENERAL WEAKNESS

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 button below to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of general weakness. 

VESTIBULAR REHAB

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. Contact Steuben Physical Therapy and Wellness to learn how we can diagnose and treat your symptoms. 

ACTIVE AGING

1. Dynamic Warm-Ups

2. Proper Rest and Recovery Times

3. Graded Exposure

4. Staying Active Year Round

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 button below.

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 button below to learn more about BMI, and how it affects your health.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

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 button below.

BALANCE SYSTEMS

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 button below.

BACK PAIN

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 the button below to learn more about low back pain, its causes and treatments. 

NECK PAIN

50-80% of adult population will experience neck pain at some point in their life. The total costs of back and neck pain are larger than any other disease for which economic analysis is available. Click the button below to learn more about neck pain treatments.

DEPRESSION

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among individuals ages 15-44. Steuben Physical Therapy and Wellness can conduct depression screenings and will contact your physician based on the results. 

PEDIATRIC BACK PAIN

School-aged children tend to sustain injury at a higher rate than the adult population as a result of sport activities. Many times, injuries can be avoided by proper warm up and stretching.

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Tel: 607-324-9344 | Fax: 607-324-9345

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