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Why Do I feel Like I'm Spinning?

4/14/17 1:50 PM
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Written by Julie Dmochowski, PT.

Julie is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our DeWitt location.

Topics: balance, vertigo, dizziness

Why am I having knee pain?

4/6/17 1:06 PM

Injuries can happen any time during your training process, it is important to understand the difference between a “good pain” and a “bad pain”.  At Onondaga Physical Therapy we offer Free Injury Screens as well as full evaluations to help quickly diagnose your issue, and help you on the road to recovery. 

 

 

 

 

Knee injuries are very common among active individuals and best treated as soon as the pain starts – waiting typically lengthens the rehab time.

 

  • Causes: Poor stability above or below the knee, poor or old footwear, sedentary lifestyle, poor mechanics, too much training of the “same muscles” without cross-training 
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Written by Taryn Bader.

Taryn Bader, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Onondaga Hill location.

Topics: injury, Knee Pain

Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

3/30/17 11:31 AM

 

Prevelance:

 

It is estimated that approximately 50% of pregnant women will experience some kind of low back pain during their pregnancy, or during the postpartum period.  Of those that experience low back pain, only about 50% of them will seek advice from a healthcare professional; with only 70% of those women actually receiving treatment.

 

Causes:

 

  • Mechanical:  Weight gain during pregnancy, increased abdominal size, shifting of the center of mass forward; all can increase the stress on the low back.  When the abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate the growing uterus, muscle fatigue typically occurs which results in an increased load on the spine.  Another common finding is weakness of their gluteus medius, or the outer glute/hip muscle.
  • Hormonal:  Relaxin is a hormone secreted during pregnancy, and it causes your ligaments to get lax, which in turn can cause your pelvis to become unstable.  This includes not only the SIJ (sacroiliac joint), but the entire low back resulting in instability of the pelvis and poor alignment of the spine.

Symptoms:

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Written by Taryn Bader.

Taryn Bader, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Onondaga Hill location.

Topics: Low back pain, pregnancy, back pain, taping

Physical Therapist Expands Knowledge for Treatment of Dizziness

3/14/17 11:52 AM

 

On January 25th, 2017 physical therapist Julie Dmochowski, PT, DPT of Onondaga Physical Therapy attended a full-day seminar in Syracuse, NY titled: The Hands-on Guide to Vestibular Rehabilitation: Clinical Decision Making to Treat Vertigo, Dizziness, and Balance Disorders. The course consisted of over 7 hours of content and hands-on application of skills in order to most effectively evaluate and manage the dizzy patient.

 

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Written by Lauris Rigdon, PT.

Topics: balance

How can the rotator cuff help my shoulder pain

2/3/17 11:24 AM

Gym Injuries can happen any time during your training process and it is important to understand the difference between a “good pain” and a “bad pain."  At Onondaga Physical Therapy we offer Free Injury Screens for a quick diagnosis of your issue, and help you on the road to recovery.

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Written by Taryn Bader.

Taryn Bader, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Onondaga Hill location.

Topics: shoulder, injury

Living clean in 2017:  6 New Year's Resolution tips

12/29/16 8:53 AM

It is that time of the year again... time for New Year's Resolutions!  Whether you believe in resolutions or not, most people can't stick with them even through the month of January!  We have compiled a list of our "Top 6 Tips" to help keep you on track in the new year.

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Written by Garry Campbell.

Garry Campbell, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Cicero office.

Topics: tips

KNEE ARTHRITIS: RISK FACTORS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

11/30/16 1:59 PM

In the physical therapy world, a large percentage of our patients suffer from some form of arthritis.  In the United States, knee osteoarthritis (OA) affects over 30% of individuals over the age of 60.  Knee OA can cause pain, inflammation, swelling, decreased motion in the knee, difficulty walking, and may eventually require surgery such as a total knee replacement.

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Written by Austin Hagel, PT.

Austin Hagel, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Liverpool Location.

Topics: arthritis, knees

THE SANTA CLAUSE WORKOUT CHALLENGE

11/30/16 12:01 PM

Have you heard of the Santa Clause Workout Challenge? Julie Dmochowski, PT demonstrates in this week's video blog.

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Written by Julie Dmochowski, PT.

Julie is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our DeWitt location.

Topics: fun, holiday, christmas, workout challenge

BALANCING CALORIES AND ACTIVITY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS

11/17/16 1:14 PM

The holidays revolve around spending time with friends and family creating new memories and partaking in timeless traditions. Much of the holiday season involves time spent sharing a meal together. With all of the parties, get-togethers, and time socializing around the table, it is easy to get carried away while indulging in appetizers, home-cooked meals, and treats native to the season. Below is a list of creative ways to get up and start moving to burn off those extra holiday calories! (Calories burned based on a 150-pound, 65 year old female):

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Written by Julie Dmochowski, PT.

Julie is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our DeWitt location.

Topics: tips

PROTECT AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S WITH NUTRITION: HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK

11/9/16 11:49 AM

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental decline affecting one’s memory and other cognitive functions.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2016) there are over 5 million cases in the US each year and Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading Cause of death in the US.  

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Dewitt office. Laura is passionate about nutrition and has completed a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.