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When To See a Physical Therapist after a Car Accident

A car accident can take many different forms, ranging from minor scratches and bruises to major injuries like concussions and spinal cord injuries. Most people who have been involved in a car accident will experience some degree of pain.

The Cost of DIY

I will admit it, I am a do-it-yourself kind of guy. When the starter on my 2002 Toyota Camry died, I decided that with the help of YouTube I could change the starter and save money on mechanic fees. Two hours and one lacerated right thumb later, I had a new starter...

Eight (8) foot and ankle exercises

Try these 8 exercises to help improve your foot or ankle pain.Follow the Link to Watch

Does Physical Therapy Help After an Acute Injury, or Should I Immobilize my Joint with a Brace ?

It can be difficult to think of your body as being made up of billions of individual cells each with its own nutrition needs, and more importantly, its own life cycle that eventually ends up in death. Think back to basic biology and you may recall that a group of...

Case Study: Effect of Dry Needling on Chronic Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain Post CVA

JOSPT: A detailed description of the management of a unique clinical case, including relevant patient characteristics, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and description of the interventions that were provided. Title: Case Study: Effect of Dry Needling on Chronic...

Music Therapy

Can Music Therapy Help? Bellaire Physical Therapy is now welcoming board-certified music therapists from The Harrison Center for Music Therapy to its rehabilitation team. Modern advances in neuroscience have highlighted music as being processed in both brain...

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Coordination

Coordination Coordination includes the ability to coordinate multiple body parts or movements for successful completion of a motor task. Coordination is required for participation in all gross and fine motor activities including rolling, crawling, reaching, walking,...

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The Cost of DIY

I will admit it, I am a do-it-yourself kind of guy. When the starter on my 2002 Toyota Camry died, I decided that with the help of YouTube I could change the starter and save money on mechanic fees. Two hours and one lacerated right thumb later, I had a new starter...

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Is motion necessary to strengthen a muscle?

Muscles move you. Muscle tissue is designed to lengthen and shorten as it moves the joint by pulling on the bone it attaches to. There are 3 types of common exercises performed to strengthen a muscle; eccentric, concentric, and isometric. Eccentric and concentric...

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Adverse Neural Tension: A Poorly Understood Pain Generator

A patient recently asked me "Why does my arm feel like it is on fire and with pins and needles while my MRI does not show any compression of the nerve?" This is a great question and one that many people can echo. While it has been reported that 92% of adults have disc...

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You get what you pay for. Sometimes.

You get what you pay for. A friend of mine once said “ Good, Fast, cheap. Pick two, but it will never be all three”. I have found this advice to be spot on. Bellaire Physical Therapy has really grown over the past 8 years. I had to research installing wall mirrors for...

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Sleep Disturbance due to Shoulder Pain ?

One of the most common complaints by patients with rotator cuff tears (RTC) is sleep disturbance. It is commonly believed that surgery will improve this problem, however, it is unclear how many patients truly report improved sleep following RTC surgery. Physical...

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Help! I’ve been rear-ended!

It was a typical Wednesday for us at the office. I was treating patients, my wife and office manager Tova was organizing the schedule, sending the requests for payment from the insurance company, and filing the referrals from other providers. The phone rang and Tova...

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Say Hello to the Alter G

BELLAIRE PHYSICAL THERAPY ADDS THE ALTER G Hit the ground running...  But don't hit the ground too hard... It's not too late to help your body defy gravity by walking or running on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. With increased patient responsibility using...

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A Lesson in Empathy

Standing on a ladder outside building a swing set, I was vaguely aware of the upturned piece of lumber on the ground beneath me. I quickly forgot myself in the overhead fastening of wood and leapt off of the ladder to admire my handiwork. As I felt the nail enter my...

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Patient Testimonial- Back Pain

Patient Description: Early 70's working female with history of low back and hip pain for one year I can now turn over on my side without pain. Do you Know how long I haven't been able to do that? It's like a miracle- I have only come to therapy two times! - Eileen...

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52 y/o active male, LBP, knee pain, parasthesia

Patient description: T12 fracture secondary to fall downstairs 2008, healed non-surgically - residual pain twisting limiting golf. Low back pain with end range lumbar extension, yoga participant 1-3 times a week. Started cycling on January, 30 - 70 miles per week,...

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Patient Testimonial- Shoulder Pain

Patient Description: A mid 30's active otherwise healthy female For years I have had a dull pain under my left shoulder blade and I lived with it.  But after a red-eye flight recently, I woke up with a much more severe pain under that shoulder blade.  It was bad...

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Understanding Your Diagnosis

How long will this take ? Please take a few minutes to read this article to better understand your diagnosis and prognosis. There is no method to identifying an exact length of time it will take to recover from an injury. In medicine we use something called "best...

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Pain and Function; Can One Exist Without the Other?

What moves you? Muscles move you. The purpose of your muscles is to move your skeleton. Muscles accomplish movement by attaching to 2 bones, and usually, a joint or 2 exists between the two ends of the muscles. The Muscle anchors off one bone and pulls the other bone...

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Have you been told by your doctor that you need surgery?

Have you been told by your doctor that you need surgery? If so, you're not alone. Millions of older Americans have surgery each year. For most surgeries, you will have time to find out about the operation, talk about other treatments with your surgeon (medical doctor...

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BK or McD? PT or MD?

I can't comment on Burger King or McDonald's since I've never eaten at either, however I'd like to address a common question that comes my way. Who Should I See First? My Doctor or a PT? Patient Examination Many patients continue to ask if a visit to the internist is...

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HEP Scapular

The shoulder blade is the foundation support for the shoulder and proper movement is necessary to allow healthy pain free shoulder mobility. 1. Standing scapular retraction 2. Prone scapular retraction 3. Scapular clock 4. Thoracic extension mobilization

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