Monday, January 23, 2012

Upcoming HYHY Seminar in Baton Rouge

Don't forget to sign up for the HYHY seminar in Baton Rouge this Wednesday, Jan 25th at 6:30 pm. Dr. Sherman will be speaking on hip and knee pain. Sign up today!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New info on the McKenzie Method

Dutch Physical Therapy in back pain and disc related problems of the spine and is considered the “spine specialist” by area physicians. All Dutch PT therapist are McKenzie certified or are seeking certification!

In patients with low back pain for more than 6 weeks presenting with centralization or peripheralization of symptoms, the McKenzie method is slightly more effective than manipulation when used adjunctive to information and advice, say authors of an article published in the November issue of Spine.
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2011/12/29/NewLiterature/

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Do you suffer from knee pain?

Do you suffer from knee pain?
People of all ages and backgrounds are susceptible to knee pain. There are many factors that can play a role in causing knee pain from joint and ligament issues to arthritis or weight gain. It is important to learn to listen to your body so that you can catch problems early on. It is much easier to treat a new injury than it is to work with lingering pain.

M
ost people associate knee injuries with physical or athletic activities but there are many more factors to consider. Studies are showing that arthritis is a factor for knee pain in younger generations now more than ever because of lack of exercise and obesity which are largely to blame. Losing weight and beginning a strengthening program designed by a physician or physical therapist can greatly decrease your risk of injuring your knees. Other factors of knee pain may be a result of bursitis, tendinitis or tendinosis, meniscus or ligament injury and arthritis.
Prevention of an injury is much easier than recovering after an injury so you should follow some simple tips:
To read more of Going Dutch http://www.dutchpt.com/goingdutch/goingdutch_jan12.pdf