What is my pubic bone exactly?Read More
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The carpal tunnel is a small space located at the wrist. It is formed by wrist (carpal) bones and a ligament which creates the roof of the “tunnel”. There are many structures that travel through this tunnel, including various tendons and most importantly, the median nerve. Nerves are responsible for the motor (movement) and sensory (your ability to sRead More
Have you recently felt dizzy or lightheaded? Felt like the room you are standing in is spinning? You may be suffering from a possible Vestibular Dysfunction.
Dizziness and vertigo symptoms are very common as individuals get older. Finding out where the dizziness and room spinning is coming from is an important factor for treatment.Read More
Diastasis Recti is a condition that typically occurs following a pregnancy in which the two halves of your abdominal muscle splits. There may be a gap you can feel between the walls of the abdomen, usually around the belly button. Occasionally there may be a bulge present, depending on the size of the diastasis.
Can it be fixed?Read More
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
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.
- 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.
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.Read More
What is cupping:
Cupping is an alternative form of treatment which involves placing a cup; whether plastic, glass or silicone, on the affected area. It can be used to treat conditions such as inflammation, soft tissue restrictions, pain relief/reduction, and trigger point relief, by improving tissue mobility a
nd promoting circulation. Cupping works by lifting the skin away from the tissues below; bringing new blood flow and anti-inflammatory properties to the area, assisting in your body's natural healing process.Read More