By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS If you have ever experienced a fall and landed on your tailbone, you know how painful this can be. Winter here in Minnesota lends itself to icy sidewalks that can quickly find us on the ground, landing directly on this sensitive structure. Your coccyx (tailbone)
There are a number of research studies supporting the use of early physical therapy to reduce subsequent health care utilization and overall costs: “The influence of patient choice of first provider on costs and outcomes: Analysis from a physical therapy patient registry” (1) Patients who chose to begin care with a physical therapist (via direct
By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, participation in a wide range of recreational activities appears to be safe during pregnancy, but each sport should be reviewed for its potential risk. Activities with a high risk of falling or with a high risk
By Michelle Steege PT, DPT While listening to the radio recently, the host was talking about New Year’s Resolutions being less common than they used to be. He said that people are more comfortable starting a resolution at any time of the year. Whether or not this is true, I don’t know. It did, however,
By Michelle Steege PT, DPT The recommendations given to someone experiencing low back pain have changed drastically over the years. Previously bed rest was often encouraged, which is much different than today. Parameters vary, however “active rest” is encouraged for a large number of musculoskeletal injuries and musculoskeletal pain. So what does “active rest” mean?