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Lower Back Pain

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Lower Back Pain

Falling frequently causes lower back pain, and there are specific groups of individuals who are more prone to this sort of injury. Any athlete that competes in a sport like football, skiing, snowboarding, or even rugby is prone to damaging the lower back. The pressure that falling places on your lower back is larger than you normally consider, and breaking a tailbone is a real risk for those that fall or wipe out on their butts. Additionally, being hit with extreme force, as in football or rugby, in your lower back can be the cause of untold stresses and fractures.

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Wearing pads in sports helps as does trying to break a fall or tumble, but for those who cannot, or are unable too, you must be cognizant of the damage being done to your lower spine. Coming to Physical Therapy In Motion to have your lower back x-rayed is a good first step, as we will be able to help you understand the extent of the damage done to your back, and what you can do to help recover from it and minimize the natural damage done in the future. We will be happy to get you back into your activities as soon as possible.

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Neck Pain

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common ailment that we see in people of all ages and occupation types. The neck is one of the most sensitive areas of the body and bears so much stress on it that is becomes extremely susceptible to pains of all sorts. What you may not realize, is that your neck bears a heavy burden from 10-30 pounds in the average person, in the form of a head pressing on it for most of a day, every day. This causes your neck to compress slightly, and with poor posture that compression becomes worse. This also increases the likelihood that you will have pain in your neck.

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Neck pain is extremely common and is caused by a number of different conditions, which makes it something that can be treated after diagnosis. Usually there are common denominators in each case of neck pain, but none are exactly unique either. This is what makes treating neck pain such a specialized facet of medicine, aside from the obvious care that needs to go into treating it as one of the most sensitive areas of the body.

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Back Pain

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Back Pain

Every adult needs to be very wary of spinal injuries to their body. One of the first things you learn as an aging adult is that your body becomes more frail and less durable as time goes on. It is easy for an adult and even an adolescent to make it known when their back hurts and get treated for it, but not everyone is willing to get the help that they need, before it becomes vital to their health. If you are willing to go out of your way to help yourself when you first notice the pain or tenseness in your back, then you can head off many of the proceeding problems that are associated with back pain before they become detrimental to your life.

back-pain-bannerSeeing a physical therapist at Physical Therapy In Motion is a good idea. We will take the information that you provide us and do everything in our power to ensure that you, are cared for to the best of our abilities and are assigned a program that can be easily done by you at home as well.

 

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Shoulder Pain

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is often mistake for neck pain due to the proximity of the two areas. However, there are key differences in presentation of the pain that will help you diagnosis where the pain is actually located before calling Physical Therapy In Motion. If you find that lifting your arms is a huge task and is painful, then the chances are that your shoulders have gone through some sort of stress. The same thing applies to being unable to rotate your arms, or being swinging them while walking. The shoulders do control a large part of your arm movements, and if they become injured you are more prone to hurting yourself.

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Often shoulder pain can be caused by weight lifting, and is not an uncommon injury to find in body builders and wrestlers. The form of lifting heavy weights matters greatly and being able to do so without causing stress to your shoulders, in large parts, depends on how strong and mobile your upper torso is. If you have problems reaching down and lifting, it is not recommended for you to attempt any extreme sort of workout. Get a physical therapy program first and work on building muscle, which help protect the ligaments in your shoulder first.

 

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Knee Pain

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Knee Pain

Montana is a great place to run for all those interested in the sport, with our mountains, hills and valleys that give you the range of terrain you need for optimum training. We also have a lot of other outdoor activities, like snow boarding, cross country skiing and mountain biking. If you like to be active then this is the perfect place for you, but ware your knees. Many of the sports and activities that Montanans and visitors to our state like to experience have the great potential to damage your knees. This is why we see so many knee injuries coming through our door.

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If you have sprained, twisted or otherwise fractured your knee we should be your first and only stop at Physical Therapy In Motion. We have a full service clinic in Billings, MT and are more than capable of providing you with the best treatment possible. Our dedicated physical therapists have decades of experience creating programs for athletes and other parties who need work to regain motion in their knees as well as strengthen their knees to help prevent similar occurrences from happening in the future. Give us a call when you need to and we will schedule you in as soon as possible.

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