Tag Archives: physical therapy

Physical Therapy Helps Many Reach Better Health

Physical therapy helps thousands of people every year recover from surgery. It also helps many avoid surgery in the first place. Indeed, physical therapy offers several health benefits. A diverse health care practice, physical therapy prevents pain and injuries while promoting health and mobility. Physical therapy programs also help people who have concussions, sports injuries, […]

Student Athlete Concussions: Rest Prevents Longer Recovery

The last thing parents want to think about when they’re watching their children play sports this fall is whether they’re going to sustain an injury – especially a concussion. Yet concussions are one of the risks of playing sports – especially certain activities such as cheerleading, football, gymnastics, wrestling, field hockey and soccer.  To date, […]

Physical Therapy Program Helps Prevent Falling

Every 11 seconds, an older adult needs emergency care because they’ve injured themselves from a fall, according to federal health statistics. As we get older, many physical-related health issues make us more likely to lose our balance. Vision and hearing problems, medications that cause dizziness and not staying active all contribute to the risk of […]

Knee Pain In Middle Age: Start with X-Rays

If you’re one of the millions of people over 40 who has knee pain when walking up the stairs or every time it rains, you might think you need a MRI to discover what’s causing the problem. Here’s the good news: a simple X-ray may be all it takes. That’s because the likely culprit for […]

Direct Access: Virginians Have A Choice in How To Start Their Recovery

Article by: Travis M. Jacques, MPT, Rehab Manager, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Have you ever wanted to begin physical therapy for an injury without waiting for a referral from your physician? Now, you can. Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy offers physical therapy services through Virginia’s Direct Access program, which enables people to see […]

Early Detection, Screenings Help More People Survive Cancer

When federal health authorities happily announced earlier this year that cancer death rates have continued to decline they gave credit to three main reasons: better medical treatments, fewer people smoking and the success of cancer prevention and early detection programs. “The latest data show many cancer prevention programs are working and saving lives,” said CDC […]

Exercise May Help Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant and experiencing back pain may want to ask their doctor for exercise suggestions. Physical exercises before and during pregnancy can be effective in preventing and reducing low back and pelvic pain, according to a news release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect a woman’s […]

Falls Leading More Older Americans to Suffer Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries

An increasing rate of older adults are experiencing traumatic spinal cord injuries, according to a new study published in the June 9 issue of JAMA. Researchers say it’s associated with an increase in falls.  The percentage of spinal cord injury associated with falls for those who are 65 or older increased from 28 percent to […]

Safety Tips Help Prevent Back Strain, Injuries While Removing Snow

Icy roads. Traffic jams. School closings. Another round of snowfall this week in South Hampton Roads presents numerous problems for residents – including back strains from shoveling snow. A national group of orthopaedic surgeons has issued some safety tips to help prevent injuries that can occur while removing snow. More than 119,000 people were treated […]

Bon Secours to Offer Free Seminar on Pelvic Floor Issues

Join us for the first My Health Café, an informal and informative panel discussion to answer the question, “What’s Up Down There?” If you’re having questions about continence, pelvic pain, gynecological surgeries or pelvic floor rehab and therapy, this is the place to get answers—and find out how you can prevent problems and get the […]